#McDoorknob: McDonald’s new Milk Tea McFloat goes viral for the wrong reasons
In a bid to promote their new Wintermelon Milk Tea Float and get in on the milk tea craze gripping the country, McDonalds’ Philippines posted an invitation on Twitter to try out their new product. Little did they know that the post would soon become a trend of negative feedback from their customers.
— McDo Philippines (@McDo_PH) May 21, 2019
A major trend in the thread was a general dissatisfaction over the flavor of the new addition to the menu. Many complained that a sachet of instant milk tea is a far better alternative to McDonald’s milk tea which did not have boba pearls like its competitors. There were also those that said that for its flavor and contents, it was not even worth the price of P49.
However, one witty netizen seemed to hit the nail in the coffin when he likened the flavor of McDonald’s Wintermelon Iced Tea to that of a doorknob. His post, originally posted on Facebook was shared by thousands in a brief amount of time. Pretty soon, memes were born.
The #McDoorknob post was shared 14,000 times and hashtag was even adopted across Twitter. Full disclosure: We do not know how accurate this description is though because we do not know how a doorknob tastes. (ANGEL ONG)