McDonald’s spices up classic Chicken McNuggets

(Spicy McNuggets and Chips Ahoy McFlurry arrive September 16)

We know spice is in the eye of the beholder…or in this case, the taste buds. One person’s taste-bud-singeing swelter is another’s “you call that spicy?” McDonald’s has announced a pair of menu innovations arriving to U.S. restaurants this fall to please their spice-seeking customers: Spicy Chicken McNuggets and Mighty Hot Sauce.

Breaded with a sizzling tempura coating made of both cayenne and chili peppers, these craveable, dippable and downright-delicious Spicy Chicken McNuggets are joining our classic McNugget line up, and pack plenty of spice and flavor into each bite.

For those who care to dial up the heat, we’ve crafted our new Mighty Hot Sauce, boasting a powerful blend of crushed red peppers and spicy chilis. The new dipping sauce is the fast food restaurant’s first new sauce innovation since 2017 and the hottest one available at McDonald’s. According to the arches, we’re “going to want to take a dip.”

“This is the first time we’ve introduced a new flavor of our classic Chicken McNuggets in the U.S. since they came to menus in 1983,” said Vice President of Menu Innovation, Linda VanGosen. “As our customers have been asking for Spicy McNuggets for some time now, we couldn’t think of a better time to bring them to our menus. We can’t wait for McNuggets fans to get a taste of these new spicy options.”


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Spicy Heat, Meet Cool and Sweet

To give fans the sweet, cool relief they might need after experiencing the Spicy Chicken McNuggets heat, McDonald’s is introducing the new Chips Ahoy! McFlurry. This delicious treat features vanilla soft-serve, caramel topping and Chips Ahoy! cookie pieces blended throughout. 

Of course, fans can also treat themselves to a delicious moment with a McFlurry year-round in McDonald’s two classic flavors: OREO® and M&M’S.


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Both will be available September 16 for a limited time at participating restaurants nationwide.

SOURCE: McDonald’s

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