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Shamrock Shake Sightings?

rworange Mar 6, 2007 08:41 AM

Anyone seen McDonald's Shamrock Shake yet? Are they selling it this year?

Don't forget you can get half chocolate shake / half Shamrock for a McGrasshopper.

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    mi2ca2mi Mar 6, 2007 08:55 AM

    They've arrived in Metro Detroit. Haven't tried one yet myself this year.

    1. Lazy Susan Mar 6, 2007 08:57 AM

      Yes, Upstate (Central ) NY near Syracuse- we have them- and I love'em. Don't YOU forget that they a medium (16 oz.) has over 550 calories, 96 carbs, and 13 g. fat and lots of HFCS. BUT they do have 45% of your RDA of calcium, 13 grams of protein, are low in sodium and have less than 1 gram of trans fat. So I guess one or 2 is OK- I am also a big fan of the Egg nog shakes. But I always feel a little sick after.

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        baseballfan Mar 6, 2007 08:58 AM

        I saw them offered in Reno about a week and a half ago. Haven't had one yet myself though.

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          lisaf Mar 9, 2007 01:17 PM

          Really? I thought these went off the menu years ago. I was a bad fan as a kid. Can't have them any more though, damn adult onset dairy allergy.

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            cussbucket Mar 9, 2007 01:27 PM

            They're in the metro Philly area.

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              Enfielder Mar 9, 2007 02:03 PM

              Manchester, Ct. has them too.

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                kagatto2000 Mar 13, 2007 04:55 PM

                We've got them in Minneapolis. I was ranting with a friend about their icky eggnog flavor and how they always seem to drag that one out for December, January and half of February.
                McDonald's, if the Shamrock shake is so popular that people are looking around for it and your stores cannot keep up with the demand, why not carry it for 2+ months and ixnay the yucky, overly sweet eggnog flavor?
                Exiting soap box with little grace.

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                  xman887 Mar 13, 2007 09:10 PM

                  i haven't had a shamrock shake in years. i may have to get one tomorrow.

                  anyone remeber when mac's used to roll out the arctic orange shake in january? i used to like those.

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                    HollyDolly Mar 14, 2007 05:34 AM

                    Don't recall seeing Shamrock shakes at McDonald's here in San Antonio,Tx area at all.What makes them so special?

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                      rworange Mar 14, 2007 09:43 AM

                      Mint ... they taste like frozen creme de menthe shakes ... in a good way.

                      Seems like no shamrock shake for me this year. SF Bay Area McDonald's don't seem to be carrying them ... sigh.

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                      DC Gal Mar 14, 2007 04:25 PM

                      I saw the poster in the window of the McD's in downtown DC yesterday.

                      1. Sra. Swanky Mar 14, 2007 05:13 PM

                        Any NY sightings?

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                          Lazy Susan Mar 15, 2007 06:25 AM


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                            steakrules85 Mar 16, 2007 04:08 PM

                            I am shocked Manhattan isnt having them.

                        2. Lazy Susan Mar 17, 2007 06:17 AM

                          I think they have gotten too sweet. I get a child size one, because that's about all I can handle.

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                            marciab Mar 19, 2007 11:06 AM

                            I had a Shamrock Shake last year for the first time in 10 or so years. It wasn't as good as I remembered but the chocolate/shramrock mix sounds tasty. I'd like to try that altho I'm not sure if the shakes are here in Chicago; I assume so since they usually are but haven't seen any advertising. I need to go in and check--also am looking for the cinnamon rolls I read about on a different thread.

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                              rworange Mar 21, 2007 01:14 PM

                              I sent McDonald's an email asking about it and this was the response (a few days AFTER St Patrick's Day btw and LONG after my email) ...

                              Hello R W:

                              Thank you for taking the time to contact McDonald's. We appreciate your interest in our Shamrock Shake.

                              The Shamrock Shake is a "promotional" product offered for a limited time only. Since the decision to offer promotional products is made on a region by region basis, I have forwarded your comments to the McDonald's regional office in your area for their consideration in deciding if they will offer the Shamrock Shakes to their customers next year.

                              Once again, thank you for taking the time to contact McDonald's and sharing your comments with us. Hopefully, the Shamrock Shake will be offered at your local McDonald's next year.

                              Soooo ... I would suggest contacting McDonald's if you want to see the Shamrock shake in your area. I have heard that emailing McDonald's corporate rather than McDonald's USA is more effective. I sent it to McDonald's USA which has a crummy email response asking for all sorts of info like address and phone before allowing you to send an email.

                              Haven't heard a thing from the regional office yet.

                              1. re: rworange
                                boozemonkey Mar 17, 2009 11:50 AM

                                rworange -- It may be too late for this to help, but I saw somebody downtown last week with a Shamrock in hand. Unless he had brought in from outside SF my guess is he got it at the McD's at Market and 2nd (next to the Men's Warehouse).

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                              AlyKen Mar 22, 2007 05:38 AM

                              I had one last week in the Baltimore area (Hanover, MD). My husband thinks I'm crazy because I love them. Too bad they can't carry them all year.

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                                bcarlton727 Mar 15, 2009 07:12 PM

                                go to www.shamrockshake.com to find your local McD's thats selling them.

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                                  neonknight Mar 16, 2009 03:46 PM

                                  They're here in Northern NJ too.

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                                    eatoutsr Mar 17, 2009 03:10 PM

                                    Every Shamrock Shake lover should send a comment to McDonald's on their web site. I did and this is part of their reply "Since it's ultimately our customers who decide what products are offered at McDonald's, your comments are especially important to us. I've shared them with our Menu Management team for their ongoing evaluation of our menu." If we don't tell them, they will not continue to bring it back each year.
                                    URL to comment site: http://apps.mcdonalds.com/contactus/n...

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