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The last few weeks have been very interesting in the Malaysian fast food scene.

KFC brought back Double Down, Mc Donald’s challenged us with their Extra Spicy Ayam Goreng McD and even myBurgerLab went a bit wild with their Krispy Kreme doughnut burgers.

Well, it seems like A&W Malaysia is joining the party because they’ve just released a new drink that’s probably the most ambitious crossover since Avengers Infinity War.

MILO ROOT BEER FLOAT!

No, this is not a joke. The fast food chain has introduced the RB Float Milo to their menu from 13th September.

We understand that you are confused. Milo and… root beer float? WHAT???

That’s not the only addition, though. There’s an intriguing Sichuan Mala Coney that was also released on the same date.

Additionally, the two new A&W menu items are available in a combo set with curly fries at RM 16.90.

Perplexed, bewildered and mostly intrigued, we shot off to the nearest A&W restaurant to try out these strange new additions. Here’s our honest opinion:

Looks

Not gonna lie, the Milo Root Beer Float looks a lot like Milo Dinosaur.

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The A&W staff prepared the drink right in front of our eyes and the recipe is basically this:

Step 1: Pour root beer into mug
Step 2: Pop in a scoop of ice cream
Step 3: Heap on spoonfuls of Milo powder

This writer’s Milo Root Beer Float started bubbling up and after 5 minutes, it looked like… this:

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Meanwhile, the Sichuan Mala Coney looked like a good ol’ coney dog. A nice sausage nestled in a bun with tantalising meaty topping. Interestingly, it had a very promising spicy aroma.

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Taste

The RB Float Milo was… strange.

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When you take a sip, you taste either the root beer float or the Milo.

The Milo powder also did not dissolve in the drink, so there were a lot of chunks floating at the top.

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You also wind up chewing these clumps after taking a sip- which isn’t necessarily a bad thing because, well, Milo.

However, the Milo Root Beer Float is something that probably only works in a test kitchen as a curious experiment for Milo stans.

What about the Sichuan Mala Coney?

Well, this one is fantastic.

In all honesty, it tasted just like Mala, but not as spicy.

FYI, Mala is a popular oily, spicy, and numbing Chinese sauce which consists of Sichuan peppercorn, chili pepper and various spices simmered with oil.

Mala hot sauce
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The spice level is at Malaysian level, which is pretty good. You won’t be sweating buckets, but it leaves a nice tingle on your tongue.

Verdict

Milo Root Beer Float: 4/10

Sichuan Mala Coney: 7/10


If you’re curious to try out these new additions to the A&W menu, do hurry as it’s available for a limited time until 25thOctober.

Are you willing to give the Milo Root Beer Float & Sichuan Mala Coney a try?
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