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McDonald's Unveils New Holiday-Themed Snickerdoodle McFlurry

Winter is coming—and it's bringing dessert.

'Tis the season…for pumpkin spice to step aside. Yes, winter is coming—and it's bringing with it some truly tasty treats. Thanksgiving hasn't even begun, yet the halls are decked, the sleigh bells are ringing, and sweet-treat holiday flavors are popping up everywhere. Case in point: The most legendary fast food dessert of all time, the McDonald's McFlurry, is now officially available in Snickerdoodle flavor.

On Monday, November 11th, Mickey D's officially launched their Snickerdoodle McFlurry across the nation. (Reportedly, the fast-food giant taste-tested the brand in some Southern California stores over the summer.) It essentially amounts to dessert in a to-go cup—a sweet combo of crumbly cinnamon cookies, white chocolate, and that signature fluffy McDonald's soft serve. And it's only here for the holiday season. Like any great gift, though, this tasty treat already has the internet in a festive frenzy.

In 2012, McDonald's mixed peppermint candy and mint syrup with their soft serve and deemed it the Holiday Mint McFlurry. This year's innovation marks the chain's first seasonal McFlurry since then. The Snickerdoodle McFlurry has been seven years in the making, and, by all accounts, it's been well worth the wait.

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"Lot's of strong cinnamon—wow! It's almost overpowering the flavor of the ice cream. It's pretty bomb, guys," gushed one YouTuber who reviewed the new McFlurry this summer during a flavor-test period that McDonald's conducted at some Southern California stores.

"McDonald's new Snickerdoodle McFlurry will make you forget peppermint," claims another review, while one Twitter user deemed it "need, not a want."

Currently, this holiday spin on the famous after-burger treat will only be available through UberEats through November 17th—which is actually kind of convenient for swathes of the country where, as of today, snow is already falling. (Stay warm, Chicago!) Starting November 18th, however, you can grab the Snickerdoodle McFlurry at any McDonald's for an as-of-yet unannounced amount of time. So don't dally—you'll want to try this treat before it's gone!

We think it's best enjoyed with Mariah Carey's Christmas album blaring in the background.

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Kaley Roberts
Kaley Roberts is a food writer. Read more