OMG!!!!, I like everything at McD's including the $1 menu, but the other day I decided to splurge and buy a Chocolate Milkshake, I hadn't had one since like 1993, man was I surprised....it was great, real thick and malt like. I needed a spoon to eat it.!!!!
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Their best shake has to be the shamrock shake. I had one this weekend and LOVED it. Although I have realized that I will feel sick if I finish one, not because it is a mcdonalds product but because that is a lot of shake to eat at once. DQ blizzards do the same thing to me.
Couldn't disagree more; first, they don't even call them "milkshakes" anymore. Second, a real, thick, milkshake is good because it's made with lots of real ice cream, not some artificial thickener that makes it impossible to drink through a straw. From McD's own website, here are the ingredients in the "Chocolate Shake":
Vanilla Reduced Fat Ice Cream: Milk, sugar, cream, nonfat milk solids, corn syrup solids, mono- and diglycerides, guar gum, dextrose, sodium citrate, artificial vanilla flavor, sodium phosphate, carrageenan, disodium phosphate, cellulose gum, vitamin A palmitate. CONTAINS: MILK. Chocolate Syrup: High fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, water, cocoa (processed with alkali), natural (vegetable source) and artificial flavors, salt, potassium sorbate (preservative), vanillin (artificial flavor). May contain small amounts of other shake flavors served at the restaurant, including egg ingredients when Egg Nog Shakes are available.
Milk, ice cream, chocolate syrup, and real vanilla seems pretty appetizing in comparison.