McDonald’s now sells a flat white coffee and explains what it actually is in tongue-in-cheek advert

MCDONALD’S has introduced a flat white coffee to its menu and finally cleared up what it actually is in its new tongue-in-cheek advert.


The fast food giant latest campaign makes fun of pretentious coffee culture.


McDonalds now sells flat white coffees across its stores


It sees confused customers in trendy coffee shops – think industrial decor, wooden tables and oversized sofas – trying to get a simple explanation as to what exactly a Flat White is.


In return, they are met with patronising faces and pretensions descriptions.


“Look. It’s the complexity of the brewing of coffee and the simplicity of its mastery,” a waiter tells an anxious coffee-drinker.


A sensible definition finally comes from a woman working behind the counter at a Maccies store.


The fast food giant latest campaign makes fun of pretentious coffee culture


Customers are met with patronising faces or nonsense explanations


“It’s like a stronger latte just with less milk,” she tells a customer, who is happy to get to the bottom of the mystery.


The ad concludes with the voiceover saying: “Now at McDonald’s.”


According to the McCafe menu on McDonalds’ UK website, a flat white is a “double shot of espresso blended with steamed and slightly frothed organic milk”.




McDonald’s classic products at a glance




HERE are some of our favourites meals from Maccies and when they launched


    • 1968 – The Big Mac: The burger was first created in February 1968 by an American McDonald’s franchisee named Jim Delligatti in Pennsylvania. He originally wanted to call the burger “The Aristocrat”, however after consideration McDonald’s chose to go with the now famous name Big Mac.


    • 1972 – Egg McMuggin: The burger chain pioneered breakfast fast food with the introduction of the Egg McMuffin in 1972.
      Five years later McDonald’s added a full breakfast line to the menu.


    • 1979 – Happy Meal:  The famous combo meal from our childhood featuring a toy, was added to the menu in 1979.


    • 1983 – Chicken McNuggets:  Introduced in 1983, these are small chicken chunks served with dipping sauces of barbecue, sweet n’ sour, honey, and hot mustard. Since their launch they are available in boxes of four, six or ten.


    • 1998 – McFlurry: The dessert, developed by a Canadian franchisee in 1997, proved popular when launched in the United States in the summer of 1998. We had to wait until 2000 before seeing the creamy treats in the UK.


    • 2001 – Big N’ Tasty: The burger was devised to resemble Burger King’s Whopper sandwich. It includes a 4-ounce (113 g) beef patty with ketchup, cheese, mayonnaise with grilled, diced onions, pickles, leaf lettuce, and tomatoes.





A regular cup has 86 calories and 8.2 g of sugar.


It will cost you £1.59 for a regular cup – the same price as a latte or a capuccino.


McDonald’s also sells hot chocolate, tea, white coffee, black coffee and toffee latte.


Last week, the fast food chain introduced two new sizes of its legendary Big Mac burger for the first time ever in the UK.


A sensible definition finally comes from a woman working behind the counter at a Maccies stor


For a limited time only, the burger will be available both in mini and mega versions across all restaurants nationwide until March 20 only, following successful trials in the US.


The new addition come as the Big Mac, which was first created in 1968, celebrates its 50th birthday.




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McDonald’s franchises have featured many different menu items in recent months as it is fighting more up-market chains like Five Guys and Shake Shack from taking an even bigger bite out of its business.


Earlier this year, McDonald’s permanently added posh “Signature “burgers to its menu in the UK.


It is already available in 600 of its restaurants, but by the middle of this year the range will be available in branches nationwide.


The burgers are much more Instagram-friendly than the floppy cheeseburger that you associate with the home of the golden arches.



More recently, it brought back the popular Maltesers McFlurrys for a limited period, but it turned out that they’ve shrunk.


McDonald’s has quietly replaced the regular McFlurry with a “reduced” version, for 10p cheaper (at 89p) and 12 per cent smaller.


MEET THE MAC DADDY McDonald’s reveals TWO new Big Mac burgers – the Mac Jr and Grand Big Mac


Maccies is also offering a £20 three-course Valentine’s meal for two – but you’ll have to be quick.


The burger chain also finally revealed why they don’t offer mayonnaise – and it’s all a matter of taste.

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