McDonald’s is releasing a new McFlurry to help promote the premiere of Pokémon the Movie 20: I Choose You! The new ice cream treat will be designed based on one of six Pokémon options. McDonald’s wants to know, if you could eat a Pokémon McFlurry, which creature would it taste like? Japanese costumers were encouraged to guess which flavour would be released on July 14th. You can check out the six character choices with their flavours below.
Chocolate and Banana – seems pretty normal.
Sparkling Ramune Soda – okay, a bit odd, but that’s just because we don’t have that here.
Habanero – spicy…ice cream?
Broccoli – Alright, now we’re getting into the weird flavours.
White Peach – Aaand we’re back to appetizing.
Purple Potato – Right back to weird…just why?
McDonald’s was offering free McFlurry discount coupons if you made an attempt at guessing the new flavour. All you had to do was follow the McDonald’s Japan Twitter account and choose the Pokémon flavour you like best on the linked campaign’s website. You would then be redirected to a tweet for your chosen character, which you could retweet for the coupon! I know, waaay too much work.
The vote is in and it comes to absolutely no surprise at all that Pikachu is the winner. Not only is it the most appealing flavour (versus broccoli, yuck) but it’s also the most popular Pokémon. Although, I think I would have voted for one of the weird flavours just so I could say I tried it. If you’re interested, here’s the ranking.
Pikachu: #1 with 12,000 retweets
Gengar: #2 with 8,400 retweets
Squirtle: #3 with 8,100 retweets
Jigglypuff: #4 with with 6,400 retweets
Bulbasaur: #5 with 3,000 retweets
Charmander: #6 with 2,400 retweets (honestly surprised broccoli wasn’t last)
Look at how super cute the Pikachu cup is though! It even comes in different emotions…and yes, you read that right.
What flavour would you choose?