McDonald’s Shamrock Shake is Shaking its Way Back into the Menu! 1

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Caitlyn Timmons

Just as Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte signals the beginning of fall, McDonald’s Shamrock Shake gives us the certainty that spring is on its way!

What is a Shamrock Shake, you may ask? The Shamrock Shake is a seasonal green-dyed mint-flavored milkshake dessert sold at McDonald’s during March to celebrate the Irish holiday, St. Patrick’s Day.

“It tasted minty but less like a candy type of mint and more like straight mint-leaf. It was really thick and that was probably my favorite part. The consistency was just thick enough to make my taste buds happy,”  says Avalyn Walton, a seventh grader, after trying her first shake.

The delectable shake was first introduced in 1970 as the “St. Patrick’s Day Shake” but now is known as the “Shamrock Shake”.

McDonald’s just announced on February 17 that the shake would be making a comeback, but it will only be available for a limited time, through mid-March. That means you’ll have to enjoy your milkshake quick before the season is over!

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