Happy holiday (pie) season! McDonald’s confirmed on Monday, November 26, that its Holiday Pies have returned to numerous restaurants across the country just in time for the most festive time of year.
The joy-inducing announcement from the Golden Arches came after a Twitter user celebrated the return of the tasty dessert by writing, “HOLIDAY PIE IS BACK Thank you @McDonalds.”
The fast-food chain wasted no time responding, promptly tweeting back, “Y’know how they say the holidays get earlier every year? Well, ’tis the season … for the Holiday Pie! Enjoy!”
A McDonald’s rep tells Us Weekly these pies, which are available for a limited time, are baked daily in restaurants and feature “creamy, smooth vanilla custard nestled in a flaky, buttery crust glazed with sugar and topped with rainbow sprinkles.” Thanks to the colorful sprinkles, the pies strongly resemble Funfetti cake.
According to Delish, these sweet treats are meant to replace the pumpkin pies Mickey D’s rolled out this fall, which caused a bit of controversy.
However, pie fanatics might be bummed to learn that not all McDonald’s outposts are selling the popular dessert. “While we haven’t released an official date for the Holiday Pies, their availability will be decided by the location’s owner/operator,” the Ronald McDonald-fronted chain clarified on Twitter on Tuesday, November 27. “We recommend letting your local restaurant know that you’d love to see them back on the menu!”
What’s more? It seems like these sweet treats are almost universally liked by McDonald’s customers across the country. Check out several reactions to the pie comeback below:
I hate McDonald’s but their holiday pies really be hittin the spot
— Brennae 👑 (@brennaeee_) November 29, 2018
I need a holiday pie from McDonald’s like now.
— Mariah Bahr🌻 (@mariahbahr) November 29, 2018
10/10 recommend the holiday pie from McDonald’s!😍😍
— ℬℛℰᎯℕℕᎯ ᎶℛᎯℰℬℰℛ (@bre_marie98) November 28, 2018
Holiday pie szn is here! Catch me at McDonald’s every day.
— Lijiahh_116 (@Lijiah_V34) November 26, 2018
If u go to McDonald’s and they ask if u want the holiday pie, u should not get t bc it looks like this and Tastes Bad pic.twitter.com/6x9MELaEhP
— ☆ ☆ ☆ (@crowquettes) November 26, 2018
— Boo 👻 (@BooNewsome) November 27, 2018
— Hedge Whisperer (@sellis1994) November 28, 2018
Tell Us: Are you a fan of McDonald’s Holiday Pies?
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