Some of the new items off McDonald's summer menu. Photo: Bombi Mavundza
  • McDonald's has added a number of menu items for the South African summer.
  • The line-up includes spicy burgers and lime shakes. 
  • We tested two of the new items on its menu. 


McDonald's has just launched its summer menu for South Africa. New spicy burgers will add to the summer heat, and include the Spicy Hot Cajun, McChicken Deluxe Spicy, McFeast Spicy and Chicken McFeast Spicy.

The menu also includes, for a limited time only, a lime and chocolate McFlurry, as well as a lime milkshake and frappé. 

Our testers, Sesona Ngqakamba, Ahmed Areff and Tlhologelo Masehla, getting ready to tuck in. Photo: Bombi Mavundza

We rounded up a team of testers in our office to taste two items of the summer menu: the Spicy Hot Cajun burger and the lime and chocolate McFlurry. We asked them to score the items on taste, presentation and texture. We also asked whether they would buy the new additions. 

One of our testers inspecting the lettuce and tomato of his Spicy Cajun burger. Photo: Bombi Mavundza

Spicy Cajun Burger

Photo: Bombi Mavundza

"The burger looks like it's been in the sun for a long time," says one tester, who wasn't impressed with its presentation - particularly not the state of the lettuce. 

It was also not particularly spicy - in fact it tasted like a normal chicken burger with too much sauce.

Our testers scored the burger a five out of ten, and wouldn't buy it. 

"I'll stick to my Big Mac," says one tester.

Lime and Choc McFlurry

The Lime and Choc McFlurry which is one of the new limited edition Lime McFlurries. Photo: Bombi Mavundza

The drink's shade of green was not appealing, and neither was the taste.

"The McFlurry has a slightly synthetic taste," says one tester. The overall verdict was that McDonald's should stick to the Oreo McFlurry.

"That's the one thing they know how to do well."

The overall score was also five out of ten. 

See also: We tried chips from McDonald's, Steers and other takeaway joints - and the winner was clear

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