I tried McDonald’s new White Choc Strawberry Cream Pie – and it tasted just like these beloved childhood snacks

The new White Choc Strawberry Cream Pie in a promotional photo vs. what it looked like in real life.
McDonald’s Singapore, Business Insider/Jessica Lin

Remember the time when all desserts and confectionery came in two – and only two – flavours?

In the early 1990s, kids often had their confectionery choices limited to just chocolate or strawberry. These days, the world of flavours has exploded, and consumers get to choose from all sorts of flavours from sea salt caramel to bubble tea.

Thanks to the insane number of choices we have today, it’s been awhile since I last had anything strawberry-flavoured. But today, I got my whiff of nostalgia when I visited McDonald’s to try its new White Choc Strawberry Cream Pie.

Eating the pie, I realised that I actually do miss that milky, artificial strawberry taste we used to get with the low-cost strawberry biscuits sold at the mamak shop, which are few and far between now.

This is what eating McDonald’s Singapore’s new White Choc Strawberry Cream Pie was like:


The photo on the box that the pie was packed in made my mouth water with its depiction of strawberries and cream.

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It is priced at S$1.50, and will be on sale for a limited time only.
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Its golden crust was just beautiful. How can anyone resist that?

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Looks like any other delicious McDonald’s pie at this point.
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My first bite was all pastry. The crust seems to be different from the usual one used for the chain’s classic Apple Pie, and I was quite surprised by how flaky it was.

It was also quite oily on the surface (probably from the butter), so I needed to wash my hands immediately after taking these photos.

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Warning: This is going to be a messy experience with pie crust flaking all over the table.
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Here’s what the pie looked like in the promotional photo.

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Expectation: bursting with strawberry goodness.
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In real life, the strawberry white chocolate cream was quite dense and heavy. The strawberry flavour (which is nothing like the sour strawberries you get in supermarkets here) was quite rich too.

But it did not turn out to be too sweet like I was afraid it would. Overall, a good balance of flavours. I found it surprisingly filling too – it left me feeling full for quite some time after.

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Reality: Not exactly bursting at the seams, but rich and creamy as expected.
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The best thing about the pie was that it reminded me of my childhood, because the strawberry cream tasted exactly like the ones in some of my favourite childhood snacks.

In particular, these guys here:

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Verdict: this McDonald’s pie is a grown up version of strawberry Pocky and Hello Panda.
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Business Insider/Jessica Lin

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