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I'm dying to find a McDonalds that carries a Shamrock Shake (for St. Patty's Day). Anyone find one in NYC or Brooklyn?

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  1. What exactly is a shamrock shake?

    1. Basically a mint milkshake. I haven't seen one in years - I'm interested to see if anyone can find a McD's that carries them.

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      1. re: jrw8127

        I did some research last year to no avail. Here's a link:

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/272353

        Looks like you have to leave Manhattan for any chance at one.

        And is it worth it? Erik M. doesn't think so (though rworange disagrees), from this thread last year:

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/301698

        Since I don't have the nostalgia thing working, I'm not losing sleep over it. Far better to go to Shake Shack on Sunday, 3/25 and get a mint chocolate chip frozen custard.

        http://shakeshacknyc.com/03.07%20Cust...

      2. Gothamist was on this last week and got the company to admit that NYC doesn't carry them - though not why
        http://www.gothamist.com/2007/03/16/t...

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        1. re: ronoc

          Actually gothamist was just quoting the Daily News:

          http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/...

          Also of note, they talked to a Boston McD's worker who says they'll have it all summer long there. Shall we reconnoiter north?

        2. NYC doesn't carry them - the closest is Jersey (Trenton was the closest, I think). I just read an article on this somewhere but I can't remember right now. I will post if I can find because it was really interesting. Regions can decide to carry certain things...apparantly NYC and bouroughs focus on coffee and iced coffee preferrentially based on customer demand.

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          1. re: missjeanne

            Believe it or else ... the McDonald's smack in the center of Cork City, Ireland had Shamrock Shakes for St. Patrick's Day. True story.

            1. re: missjeanne

              no surprize, a nyc mcdonalds usually doesnt carry mustard either.

            2. Any chance of a shamrock shake sighting this year?