Why do people go crazy over McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes?


The Shamrock Shakes are back at McDonald’s, and people are going crazy over it. The question that’s burning in my mind is, why?

McDonald’s, the world’s largest fast food chain, is bringing back the Shamrock Shakes, and now, the internet is going crazy. Why is that so?

Why is the Shamrock Shake, which has become a timeless tradition at McDonald’s, is treated in the same manner as if Mickey Mouse was coming to someone’s hometown? I tried, really hard, to see what all of the fuss was about, and my esteemed research (and by “esteemed research,” I mean going out and buying one), has led me to this conclusion:

It’s pretty freaking good.

Debuting to the masses in 1970, the Shamrock Shake has become a timeless tradition for both McDonald’s and the myriad of people who count down the days until it’s released. The Shake is a cross between vanilla soft serve ice cream and mint syrup, which, combined with some green food coloring and whipped cream topping, gives the shake a flair that most of its peers lack.

Once you take a sip of the Shamrock Shake, you’ll instantly become a fan, just like I did, and the shake has a flavor that many of its McCafe peers truly lack. Maybe that’s the main reason why people go crazy once the Shamrock Shake is rolled out.

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That, or people just like green shakes?

One true bummer for this year is that the Shamrock Shake will not be sold at every location, which is a travesty because all McDonald’s should be required to sell the Shamrock Shake.

If you want to see where the Shamrock Shake is being sold, McDonald’s has made it easy by creating a “Shamrock Shake Locator,” which we’ll make easier by telling you to click here.

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All in all, the Shamrock Shake is a great product, and I now fully see why people lose their minds when it is released. I’m still kind of perplexed by the McRib, though.