Chocolate Pies ($1.50) are available at McDonald’s for a limited time during winter this year. When I’d first heard about them, I’d imagined a flaky pastry triangle much like the choco pies from McDonald’s in Japan.
Turns out, they’re like McDonald’s apple pies, using the same deep fried pastry and rectangular format.
The chocolate innards are a thick chocolate custard, rather than molten chocolatey goodness I was hoping for. There’s a strong chocolate flavour, but the thick consistency didn’t complement that deep fried pastry, which goes so well with the less thick apple sauce and tangy apple pieces in their apple pies. That said, it’s a decent dessert, but not one I’d choose over their apple pies given the option.
Chocolate Pies appeared on McDonald’s menus in Sydney, Australia during June 2016.