10 McDonald’s Special Menu Items Worth Travelling the World For

10 McDonald’s Special Menu Items Worth Travelling the World For

Forget your fancy restaurants – here are 10 of the most unique special menu items to ever grace McDonald's stores worldwide!

I know it, you know it, your entire family knows it – the Salted Egg Yolk Burger is in town! I’m sure all of us have been drooling over McDonald’s new item on the menu. With sauce practically oozing from beneath its toasted bun shelter, the Salted Egg Yolk Burger deserves to be the talk of the town!

McDonald’s sure knows how to add a local twist to their menu and win the hearts (and taste buds) of their patrons around the world. If Singapore has Salted Egg Yolk Burger, what about other parts of the globe? Surely in other countries there are other mouth-watering McDonald’s specials which you’ve never sampled before? Yup, that’s right.

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Take a look at some of these divine-looking specials and you will agree that these are some of the best localised items in the history of McDonald’s! I’m pretty sure that you’ll want to start planning for a McDonald’s-hopping trip to find the best special-menu items the world has to offer. *winks*

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1. Salted Egg Yolk Burger (Singapore)

mcdonalds special menu itemsImage credit: McDonald’s Singapore

We just can’t let this one go. One look at that bed of salted egg yolk sauce sitting like a king atop its throne of chicken and you’ll be absolutely certain that you’ll want to sink your teeth into this one.

Launched in stores June 2016

2. Angry Red Burger (Singapore)angry red burgerImage credit: Mcdonald’s Singapore

Red’s the colour of love, passion – and also the colour of the aptly-named Red from the Angry Birds franchise! With the feature film already on our shores, there’s no better way for you to get in the mood with this hot hot burger!

Launched in stores May 2016.

3. Pinky Choc Pie (Thailand)

pinky choc pieImage credit: McDonald’s Thailand

Valentine’s Day with your loved one could not have been sweeter than this. Picture yourself breaking the crisp, succulent crust of the Pinky Choc Pie with your teeth and finding your taste buds treated to the warm chocolatey goodness within. Take me back to when this was on sale, please!

Launched in February 2016.

4. Matcha McFlurry (Japan)

matcha mcflurryImage credit: Gary Sia

I’m almost 100% sure that we all love matcha. If you don’t, this might just change your mind. Imagine the sight of mesmerising green matcha swirls and crumbly cookie bits on your ice-cream. Absolutely heavenly!

Launched in October 2013 and March 2016.

5. Spicy Namtok Kurobuta Burger with Black Bun (Thailand)

Spicy Namtok Kurobuta BurgerImage credit: bkmagazine

The black bun might be darker than your soul, but that’s no reason to be put off by it! If anything, the patty – with its unique blend of spices and ingredients – will be the one to make you fall in love. Sadly, like the rest of the items on this list, this burger was on the menu for only a short period of time. Remember this, and keep your eyes peeled for any further specials in Thailand! It might just spur you to take a last-minute trip to experience the best of Thailand’s McDonald’s menu.

Launched in December 2015.

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6. World Cup 2014 burgers

world cup burgersImage credit: McDonald’s Australia

Yes, I know that the Euro 2016 is over now, but just bear with me and take yourselves two years back to the World Cup 2014, when burgers like the McBrazil, McSpain and the likes, were flying off the shelves. Nothing puts you in the football mood better than biting through juicy meat patties and football-shaped buns smothered in tangy sauces, amirite?

Launched between June – July 2014.

7. McRice Burger (Philippines)

mcrice burger

Image credit: McDonald’s Philippines

Sometimes we get bored of the bun. We’ve been there before, I’m sure about it – and that’s perfectly fine! There was an alternative way back then: the Rice burger! Perfect way to get back in touch with our Asian roots, that’s for sure. I don’t know about you, but this is one way to eat healthy and have McDonald’s at the same time, right?

Launched in September 2005.

8. Dark Chocolate/Reese’s McFlurry (Malaysia)

dark chocolate and peanut butter mcflurryImage credit: McDonald’s Malaysia

Now I don’t go to McDonald’s that often – shocker, I know – but if I do, the one thing that I almost never leave without is the Oreo McFlurry. But oh em gee do you see my jaw dropping at these?! It’s Reese’s and Dark Chocolate McFlurries, guys! Absolutely incredible. If this doesn’t make you drool, I don’t know what will.

Launched in November 2015.

9. McPizza Pepperoni Temptation (UK)

mcpizza pepperoni burgerImage credit: McDonald’s UK

What’s better than a pizza? A McPizza Pepperoni Burger, of course! Best thing about this is that you know that nobody’s going to steal your slice. Gobs up!

Launched in November 2014.

10. Spicy Challenge Burgers (Singapore)

spicy challenge burgesImage credit: McDonald’s Singapore

Remember this spicy challenge back in Singapore? I do, too. The Flaming Green Curry burger wasn’t really spicy to me, but then again my friends call me a freak for my spiciness tolerance. It’s been a long time since I’ve been challenged – and if you’re looking for a challenge like me, you’ll be wishing for this to return to our shores.

Launched in April 2014.

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You might be sad that you missed out (or might miss out) on these beauties, but don’t worry about it! I’m sure that there are tons of specials coming up that’s going to just Blow. Your. Mind. Who knows, this might just be the kickstarter to your next overseas trip!

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Farzana Fattah
Farzana Fattah

Farzana is a student at Singapore Management University who’s currently wondering what on earth she’s doing with her life. When not nerding out over the latest superhero movie or scrolling through memes on Tumblr, she is almost definitely researching random places across the globe and daydreaming about the next holiday destination. She is inspired by the variety of cultures in the world and hopes to travel to at least fifty countries in her lifetime to experience most of them.


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