March 13, 2011

McDonald's Shamrock Shake

shamrockshake.jpgFew fast food items from my childhood stand out to me as much as the Shamrock Shake from McDonald's. I've only had one or two in the past, but the minty flavor was so distinct back then that it was an unforgettable treat. Internet research has led me to find out that the shake has somewhat of a cult following, much like the McRib. I also found out that McDonald's altered their recipe for the Shamrock Shake about a year ago by adding whipped cream and a cherry- to the disappointment of many fans. People have also commented that this new version of the shake isn't as minty as it used to be, so I decided to go try one out for myself. Sure enough, there was a mound of whipped cream and a cherry on top of my Shamrock Shake, but I didn't mind at all. I'm pretty sure you could ask for it to be excluded from your order anyway. As for the shake itself, I was relieved to discover that this was the same dessert I had enjoyed years ago as a kid. Perhaps McDonald's experimented around with a different recipe in the past, but apparently they decided to go back to the way things were. If you want to enjoy a thick and minty drink, go ahead and try one of these out. Any purists out there may want to order theirs without the new additions though.

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Posted by Jin on March 13, 2011

I'm totally buying one.

Posted by: Sarah at March 14, 2011 5:29 PM

Thank you (though my jeans don't) for the tip! This is bomb, my coworkers and I all just went and got them. It may not be a pot of gold, but I have to see it's the McDonald's equivalent.

Posted by: Katie at March 15, 2011 4:24 PM

I'm ready for another one! Don't forget it's St. Patrick's Day tomorrow ;)

Posted by: Cherise at March 15, 2011 11:47 PM

I meant Thursday*

Posted by: Cherise at March 16, 2011 1:05 AM

When I worked for McyD's I used to make half shamrock half chocolate to make a chocolate mint shake its the bomb

Posted by: Dalys at October 24, 2011 7:32 PM
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