Friday, March 14, 2008

What's for Dinner... Shamrock Shakes!

I love this time of year......not for celebrating St Patrick's Day.........not for the anticipation of Spring. It's all because the SHAMROCK SHAKE at Mc Donald's. This Minty Vanilla Shake is the BEST. My ALL TIME FAVORITE. I wait and wait for March to roll around just to get my yearly fix of my Shamrock Shakes.

The history of the Shamrock Shake

The Shamrock Shake is a seasonal dessert sold at select McDonald’s fast-food restaurants during March, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Essentially, the Shamrock Shake is a standard vanilla shake, flavored with mint extract and dyed green.

Shamrock Shakes were widely available across Canada and the United States until the early 1990s. According to the McDonald’s web site, Shamrock Shakes are now sold exclusively in Ireland, although they are still available at select American stores during the month of March. The Shamrock Shake typically appears in mid-February.

During the 1980s, McDonald’s used the Uncle O’Grimacey character to market Shamrock Shakes. However, he has been phased out, but is said to return along with Grimace and Mayor McCheese in a series of television spots on Nickelodeon starting in 2008.

In 2008, McDonald's brought back the Shamrock Shake for a limited time only starting on February 26.

Cool Shamrock Shake Web Sites

Go get a Shamrock Shake. I promise....... you will love it!!!

1 comment:

Reluctant Housewife said...

I thought those were new. Any idea why they were phased out?