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McDonald’s Thailand Bring Out Chili Paste Pork Ice Cream

McDonald’s Thailand has just dropped their latest offering in the Land of Smiles – Chili Paste Pork Ice Cream has made its debut on its menu. No, April Fool’s Day has not come early this year.

The unusual “treat” is available until April 5th at participating McDonald’s restaurants across Thailand, and comprises the fast-food giant’s signature vanilla soft serve topped with chili paste sauce and shredded pork floss.

McThai, as McDonald’s is known in Thailand, are aiming to give those purchasing the item “a rich, spicy, and meaty” ice cream experience that patrons are unlikely to have ever had before.

For anyone who is not familiar with pork floss, it is a dried meat product that has a light and fluffy texture similar to coarse cotton.

Popular in many Asian countries, pork floss is often topped on rice, dishes, and snacks. It’s also used as a filling for sticky rice rolls, egg rolls, sandwiches, pancakes, and onigiri.

The official McDonald’s Thailand website lists the Chili Paste Pork Ice Cream for sale at THB 39, which works out to around $1.18 USD.

Though the Chili Paste Pork Ice Cream is an original innovation, it isn’t the first McDonald’s dessert that has combined chili with the chain’s classic vanilla soft serve.

For one day only on January 25th, 2021, select McDonald’s locations in China offered a chili oil-topped vanilla ice cream called Yóupō Làzi Sundae.