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McDonald’s Canada opens the vault to bring back the legen-dairy SMARTIES® McFlurry®

May 11, 2021

After a six-year hiatus, the popular sweet treat returns to participating restaurant menus nationwide

Attention all SMARTIES® fans: the McDonald’s Canada vault has officially opened up to bring back the one and only SMARTIES® McFlurry®. When the flavour was discontinued in 2015, there was a national outcry on social media, sparking not one, but two online petitions advocating for its return. Well, the wait is now over! Available today, the SMARTIES® McFlurry returns to participating McDonald’s restaurants nationwide.

“The McFlurry is a Canadian icon,” said Jeff Anderson, Senior Manager, Culinary Innovation, McDonald’s Canada. “It was invented in Bathurst, NB in 1995 and we are so proud to bring back the SMARTIES® McFlurry so Canadians can enjoy their favourite treat once again.”

The SMARTIES® McFlurry will be offered in addition to the existing SKOR and OREO® flavours. Made with creamy vanilla soft serve, the cold treat features crushed SMARTIES® with 100% natural colours and flavours. Those who like their soft serve a little more chocolate-y can even add some hot fudge topping to the mix.

“SMARTIES® has been a beloved brand of Canadians for so many generations,” said Frédéric Baur, President, Nestlé Professional, Nestlé Canada. “We’re thrilled to join forces with McDonald’s to bring the SMARTIES® McFlurry back on the menu, just in time for Canadians to enjoy this summer.”

Canadians can enjoy the SMARTIES® McFlurry in-restaurant for pickup or Drive-Thru, through mobile ordering on the McDonald’s app and with McDelivery® via SkipTheDishes, Uber Eats and DoorDash.

About McDonald's Canada

In 1967, Canadians welcomed the first McDonald's restaurant to Richmond, British Columbia. Today, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited has become part of the Canadian fabric, serving close to three million guests every day. Together with our franchisees, we proudly employ nearly 100,000 people from coast-to-coast, and more than 90 per cent of McDonald's 1,400 Canadian restaurants are locally owned and operated by independent entrepreneurs. Of the almost $1 billion spent on food, more than 85 per cent is purchased from suppliers in Canada. For more information on McDonald's Canada visit McDonalds.ca.

About Nestlé Canada   

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company present in 189 countries. Nestlé in Canada locally manufactures and/or distributes some of the world's most recognized and trusted brands, including LEAN CUISINE, NESQUIK, NESTLÉ GOOD START, HÄAGEN-DAZS, KIT KAT, NESCAFÉ, NESTLÉ PURE LIFE and NESTLÉ DRUMSTICK.  Its 4,500+ employees in locations across Canada are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.  In 2016, Nestlé celebrated its 150-year anniversary, and has been present in Canada since 1887.  More information and details are available at www.corporate.nestle.ca.

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For further information, please contact: media.relations@ca.mcd.com