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May 5, 2007 10:36 PM

McDonald's New Shake and McFlurry

has anyone tried the new mint shake at McDonald's, is it the same as the shamrock shake?

also they have a new Mudslide McFlurry that has brownie bits in it... they both eatable

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  1. I don't normally get shakes there, but I do enjoy the hot fudge sundaes. The McFlurry actually sounds pretty good. I've never had one.

    1. Yeah, it's part of the Shrek promotion so they wanted a green shake to match Shrek's skin tone.

      They should call it Shrek Drek.

      Unlike the shamrock shake which has a creme de menthe taste, this has a spearmint taste ... like someone added a few drops of mouthwash to your vanilla shake.

      That was the only saving grace ... it wasn't an overpowering mint taste. But it was really sweet (like Shrek?). On the first sip I immediately thought ... HFCS.

      The Jack in the Box Andes mint shake is closer to the shamrock shake ... if only they didn't have those chocolate pieces in it.

      7 Replies
      1. re: rworange

        According to the nutrional info on the McDonald's website, every one of their shakes has HFCS in it.

        1. re: ccbweb

          What is HFCS? Do I want to know? Is it scary?

          1. re: katkoupai

            high fructose corn syrup (instead of sugar). all the sodas now have it (except for diet of course) unless you can find "natural" types of sodas and some of the smaller brands

            1. re: baloo

              Thanks. A lot of products have that. I never knew it was bad.

              1. re: katkoupai

                Whether or not it is bad is strictly a matter of opinion (and many lengthy threads here). It's one of those semi-political topics that get argued repeatedly with neither side giving an inch.

                  1. re: rworange

                    I haven't tried the McFlurry. I recently had three chocolate cookies and a small milk from McD's. The cookies were good and cheap.

      2. i tried the shrek shake and its not as good as a sharmrock shake, it's much sweeter and it has this brownish green color which is not really appetizing so I don't recommend looking inside the cup. Haven't tried the new mcflurry yet, but it looks better than the shake.
        If you want a good mint shake, Chik Fil-A has a mint cookies & cream shake that is really good (their shakes in general are great).