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McDonald's New Shake and McFlurry

Danimal n Hustler May 5, 2007 10:36 PM

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. katkoupai May 6, 2007 12:03 AM

    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. rworange May 13, 2007 11:06 AM

      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.

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      1. re: rworange
        ccbweb May 13, 2007 08:36 PM

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

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          katkoupai May 13, 2007 09:03 PM

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

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            baloo May 15, 2007 05:38 AM

            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

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              katkoupai May 15, 2007 09:46 AM

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

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                SuzyInChains May 16, 2007 05:55 PM

                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: SuzyInChains
                  rworange May 16, 2007 06:10 PM

                  So ... have you tried it?

                  1. re: rworange
                    katkoupai May 16, 2007 06:51 PM

                    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.

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        baloo May 14, 2007 11:44 AM

        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).

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