Reviewing The McDonald’s Shamrock Shake

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BLIZZARD, Shamrock Bulletin Headquarters – Today, ACP Moderator and Shamrock Bulletin guest writer ShadowSaint reviews a popular St. Patrick’s Day treat in true ACP fashion.

Those of us who celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all have our ways of doing so; parties, parades, wearing green, having a drink with friends, listening to Celtic music, and eating different green foods and/or traditional Irish foods. Anyone in ACP who knows me well and/or has been around for a while knows that I absolutely love McDonald’s famous mint milkshakes, dubbed Shamrock Shakes, which are sold only for a limited time each year.

My St. Patrick’s Day tradition of at least 2-3 years is getting one of these famed treats on or around March 17th. This year, however, as per the suggestion of our Commander-in-Chief, CSY, and approval by one of our Field Marshals and the head of the Shamrock Bulletin, Max, I decided to take my beloved tradition a step further by writing a full review of the Shamrock Shake using descriptive terms for three of the five senses: sight, smell, and taste.

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How does it look?

First of all, I must compliment the McDonald’s worker who crafted this particular small Shamrock Shake for adding the perfect amount of Shamrock Shake Syrup (yes, that’s actually what it’s called) and mixing the syrup and vanilla ice cream so flawlessly. It gave the shake a beautiful, consistent blend of green and white that honestly reminds me a little bit of a tie-dye pattern (see the images below). I also love how the shake is capped off with white on both ends with the whipped cream on top and some unmixed ice cream at the bottom. It looks like a capsule of lucky, minty goodness, and that’s what I like to see!

It’s important to note, however, that not all Shamrock Shakes look exactly like this one; some may have different green and white patterns that may or may not be consistent, since the way the shake looks all depends on who makes it.

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How does it smell?

This is a little obvious, but a Shamrock Shake smells minty because, well, it’s a mint shake. Don’t count on it to freshen your breath, though, since nothing beats a toothbrush and toothpaste or breath mints at that. Remember, minty does not always equal fresh breath!

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Finally, and most importantly, how does it taste?

Oh my gosh, this is gonna be a bit difficult to describe, but I’ll try my best. The Shamrock Shake has its own distinct taste. It’s really sweet. It’s minty, too, but it doesn’t really have too much of the “spicy bite” that lots of other mint treats, like York Patties, Junior Mints, or peppermint ice cream, have. The “spicy bite” doesn’t show up until you get to the aftertaste, but even then, it’s not very much. You likely wouldn’t notice it because again, it’s not as prominent in the Shamrock Shake as it is in other mint candies or treats. This is why I think a Shamrock Shake would be good for someone who likes mint itself, but not its “spicy bite.”

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What do YOU think about Shamrock Shakes? Let us know down in the comments below!

ShadowSaint

ACP Moderator & Guest Shamrock Bulletin Writer

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9 Responses

  1. Fantastic post Shadow!!! Loved reading this!

  2. Awesome post shadow!! Sad that the Mcdonalds here don’t sell those :c

  3. I wanna try it but the UK said no :((

  4. Amazing review! Wish I could try it but sadly I can’t </3 it looks amazing tho

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