The McDonald’s x J Balvin Collaboration Is No Longer Happening
Update January 19, 2021
If you have been looking forward to the J Balvin and McDonald’s collaboration, you might be disappointed. After months of anticipation, the collaboration is no longer happening.
The highly anticipated J Balvin and McDonald’s collab is not happening.
J Balvin fans were so excited to get their hands on some limited edition J Balvin and McDonald’s merch, including sandals and beanies. McDonald’s was hoping to cash in on the J Balvin fandom like they did with Travis Scott. There was a J Balvin mean which consisted of a Big Mac with no pickles, medium fries with ketchup, and an Oreo McFlurry.
According to Business Insider, the collaboration was canceled due to production issues. Namely, the products did not reach their expectations. An email to customers who placed orders states that everyone will receive a full refund along with a beanie and note from J Balvin.
Original: If you thought J Balvin couldn’t get any more successful than he already is, you were wrong.
On Monday, McDonalds announced a surprise collaboration with the chart-topping Colombian reggaeton singer.
According to their press release, McDonalds and J Balvin have teamed up to create a signature “J Balvin Meal”. The meal will consist of a Big Mac, fries with ketchup and an Oreo McFlurry. Customers who order the meal through the app will get the McFlurry for free. The meal will be available until November 1st, so it is indeed, a limited-time offer.
“As a longtime McDonald’s fan, I am excited to join the short list of global icons who have had a meal named in their honor,” Balvin said in the press release. “I am looking forward to sharing my signature order with my fans, along with more surprises that are to come with this partnership. ¡Lego!”
McDonald’s had been teasing the meal for days, tweeting out messages like “reply to this tweet and we’ll tell you a secret about our next collab meal”. They also sent out a cryptic tweet where they just posted a bunch of rainbow-colored circles (for those of you who don’t know, J Balvin loves rainbow colors so much that he named his fifth studio album “Colores” and called his tour the “Arcoiris” tour).
The J Balvin x McDonald’s collab comes on the heels of the fast food chain’s wildly successful collaboration with rapper Travis Scott.
The Travis Scott Meal (which was literally just a quarter pounder with cheese topped with lettuce and bacon, fries with barbecue sauce, and a Sprite) was so popular that McDonald’s reported nationwide shortages of the meal’s key ingredients, like lettuce, slivered onions, and bacon.
It makes sense that the most popular artist in the world is getting his own McDonald’s meal. And naturally, fans have some thoughts…
The opportunity to express their opinions about this unconventional collaboration was just too tempting to pass up.
The memes about the possibility of multi-colored burgers were plentiful.
If McDonald’s offered multi-colored burgers, something tells us they would have people lining up out the door.
Of course, people couldn’t help but take a jab at McDonald’s *constant* broken ice-cream machines.
McDonald’s might as well have added a disclaimer to their press release explaining that the McFlurries would only be available at locations in the U.S. with working ice-cream machines (all ten of them).
Some people were even brain-storming ideas for the next famous artist and McDonald’s collab:
Considering McDonald’s prides itself as a family-friendly establishment, we’re not sure how they could pull this one off…although we’d love to see them try!
We wonder what artist McDonald’s plans to collaborate with next!
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