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(NPR)   It's Shamrock Shake season again   (npr.org) divider line 83
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2014-03-09 11:00:21 AM
I had one yesterday. It was disgusting. It wasn't nearly as good as I remember when I was a kid. I threw half of it out. It was horrible.
 
2014-03-09 11:17:01 AM
Shamrock Shakes are what you get when Grimace gets the clap.
 
2014-03-09 11:23:05 AM
Those things always skeeved me out.  Even as a kid.
 
2014-03-09 11:47:18 AM
We got Shamrock wine yesterday. Very yum.

/muscadine
 
2014-03-09 11:47:52 AM

vernonFL: I had one yesterday. It was disgusting. It wasn't nearly as good as I remember when I was a kid. I threw half of it out. It was horrible.


I never really liked mint as a kid, so I didn't care for them back then.  As an adult, I have decidedly changed my tastes and mint actually agrees with me, so I figured I would give one a try.

I wouldn't put it into the "Too Disgusting to Drink" catagory, but it certainly didn't taste like anything I am going to go back for again.
 
2014-03-09 11:48:58 AM

vernonFL: I had one yesterday. It was disgusting. It wasn't nearly as good as I remember when I was a kid. I threw half of it out. It was horrible.


They used to be good. Now the ingredients separate after a few minutes, and the squirt some disgusting foam on top of it. Not tge same.
 
2014-03-09 11:50:03 AM
They changed the recipe fairly dramatically a few years ago.  They have increased the sugar content quite a bit and they are using different artificial flavoring.  So, don't order one thinking it will be a blast from your childhood.  You will likely be disappointed.
 
2014-03-09 11:50:20 AM

Ooba Tooba: vernonFL: I had one yesterday. It was disgusting. It wasn't nearly as good as I remember when I was a kid. I threw half of it out. It was horrible.

They used to be good. Now the ingredients separate after a few minutes, and the squirt some disgusting foam on top of it. Not tge same.


Spelling hard.
 
2014-03-09 11:54:34 AM
I got one earlier in the week and it was fine. I never got them as a kid, though, because I wasn't a big fan of mint.
 
2014-03-09 11:55:38 AM

cew-smoke: They changed the recipe fairly dramatically a few years ago.  They have increased the sugar content quite a bit and they are using different artificial flavoring.  So, don't order one thinking it will be a blast from your childhood.  You will likely be disappointed.


Thanks, good to know -- because that would be the only reason I would order one.
 
2014-03-09 11:57:01 AM
Yum, a Scope flavored milkshake.
 
2014-03-09 11:58:06 AM
oh fark loves a good oppertunity to bash mcdonalds.

The shamrock shake is fine, had one before it tastes just fine. I'm not even usually a fan of minty flavored stuff.
 
2014-03-09 12:01:50 PM
media.theonion.com

"No single restaurant chain should have control over our delicious, frosty heritage." Gerry Adams.
 
2014-03-09 12:02:40 PM
Shamrock shakes, like green beer, are an affront to the emotions of the Irish. How can people be so heartless, so hateful, so biased. As an Irishman, I cannot begin to express the feelings of, oh fark it.

I actually think they're both just farking disgusting.
 
2014-03-09 12:04:38 PM
Screw you guys, shamrock shakes are delicious.

The trick is to add whiskey.
 
2014-03-09 12:07:47 PM
Tried to O.D. on the Cold-Eeze,
"Golden Girls" got me "Sweatin' To The Oldies",
Hanging out like Double Ds sip Long Island Iced Teas,
Wrote to Mayor McCheese "Send a Shamrock Shake please!",
Three O' Clock on the dot time to cruise for Eighth graders,
Rather tape the Weather Channel so that I can watch it later
 
2014-03-09 12:08:51 PM

inglixthemad: Shamrock shakes, like green beer, are an affront to the emotions of the Irish. How can people be so heartless, so hateful, so biased. As an Irishman, I cannot begin to express the feelings of, oh fark it.

I actually think they're both just farking disgusting.


We were in Ireland over St. Patrick's Day a few years back, and make a joke in the pub about American bars love to dye their cheapest beer green so people will buy it like crazy in March.  The bartender laughed, and told us "Good beer is too dark to even see the green, so all you'd be dying in Ireland is your piss."
 
2014-03-09 12:11:36 PM
The shamrock shakes on their own are gross, but mixed with a bit of the chocolate shake they're pretty alright.

Of course, I haven't felt the need to drink one since I worked at a McDonald's because the shakes they have in general are just nasty. Like most everything else, JiTB does it better.
 
2014-03-09 12:11:59 PM
It's not Fark, it's a link to an unpaid ad.
 
2014-03-09 12:13:45 PM
Unless its strawberry shake with green food coloring in it... I'm out.
 
2014-03-09 12:16:43 PM
why do we pretend to care? it's like that preformed spam drowned in bbq sauce mcrib. it's awful, and nasty, and the only reason people have orgasms is because now mcdonalds says we will grace you once again with it's presence.
/don't have anything against fast food, just stop pretending it's a big deal because mc'd marketing dept. figured out no one would buy this sh*t if it was available year round.
 
2014-03-09 12:17:18 PM
Insults and thoughts of disgust to the right, the rest of us who enjoy it...this way --->
 
2014-03-09 12:18:31 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: The shamrock shakes on their own are gross, but mixed with a bit of the chocolate shake they're pretty alright.

Of course, I haven't felt the need to drink one since I worked at a McDonald's because the shakes they have in general are just nasty. Like most everything else, JiTB does it better.


Exactly.  We wouldn't do it for customers, but the shamrock/chocolate mix shake was pretty decent.
 
2014-03-09 12:20:47 PM
I've never had one. Eat McDonald's often. I like mint. I just never had one.
 
2014-03-09 12:22:52 PM
 
2014-03-09 12:30:45 PM
Protip: you can buy a whole bottle mint green food coloring for like 80 cents.
Protip 2: you can make actual milkshakes yourself for about 30 cents each and it takes less than a minute.
 
2014-03-09 12:33:31 PM

MooseUpNorth: It's not Fark, it's a link to an unpaid ad.


Fight the power.

I have never been a fan of McDonald's and my only experience with Shamrock Shakes is when my baby brother who must have been about four years-old at the time insisted that I come into the bathroom and look at his post-Shamrock Shake stool.  On of those stupid childhood memories I also remember saying "Why in the name of all things holy would I want to look at your (as he dragged me by the hand to the restroom)  DEAR GOD, IT'S IRRADIATED NEON!

- Cool Stooly Bro
 
2014-03-09 12:41:03 PM

one-in-the-chamber: why do we pretend to care? it's like that preformed spam drowned in bbq sauce mcrib. it's awful, and nasty, and the only reason people have orgasms is because now mcdonalds says we will grace you once again with it's presence.
/don't have anything against fast food, just stop pretending it's a big deal because mc'd marketing dept. figured out no one would buy this sh*t if it was available year round.


McRibs are tasty, I like them.
 
2014-03-09 12:43:40 PM

MooseUpNorth: It's not Fark, it's a link to an unpaid ad.


Pretty much this. Stupid headlines, bizarre articles, and the occasional bit of actual news are why I come to Fark.  This is none of these.  Subby is an herpes.
 
2014-03-09 12:49:40 PM
Go to the grocery store, buy a pint of mint chocolate chip ice cream, and stir it until it's a milkshake. Add a little milk if you want to accelerate the process.

Just don't let it sit too long. If it's not still semi-frozen it turns into soup.
 
2014-03-09 12:51:27 PM
Nothing's as good as Ogre-load!  Mmm!
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2014-03-09 12:55:53 PM

megarian: Screw you guys, shamrock shakes are delicious.

The trick is to add whiskey.


Bushmills FTW!
 
2014-03-09 12:56:01 PM

brap: - Cool Stooly Bro


Cool O'Stooly McBro
 
2014-03-09 01:03:07 PM

Frantic Freddie: megarian: Screw you guys, shamrock shakes are delicious.

The trick is to add whiskey.

Bushmills FTW!


Redbreast, heretic.

/or Jameson's if you're someplace you can't get Redbreast. Bushmills might be ancient but it still tastes like someone tried to make scotch by replacing peat with sheep dung.
 
2014-03-09 01:05:05 PM

Devolving_Spud: Nothing's as good as Ogre-load!  Mmm!
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Is that for real?! Cripes that is disgusting.

But then, anything from McDonald's is disgusting. I wish they'd finally go out of business.

As an adult, I've never once gone there and NOT regretted it immediately after.

/not trolling, we swears.
 
2014-03-09 01:05:07 PM

megarian: Screw you guys, shamrock shakes are delicious.

The trick is to add whiskey.


And chicken.

www.brandchannel.com
 
2014-03-09 01:07:14 PM
Shamrock Shake Season: better known to 97% of Americans as Nasty Green shiat at the Bottom Of Your Shake Season
 
2014-03-09 01:11:29 PM
Ya know, I was going to have Jimmy Johns for lunch, but now I'm going to get a mist-ass-tic shake for spite.

To spite all of you jerks.

Or maybe just to spite myself.

Either way.  Spite will be involved!
 
2014-03-09 01:13:52 PM

megarian: Screw you guys, shamrock shakes are delicious.

The trick is to add whiskey.


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2014-03-09 01:14:38 PM
The verdict: a few years ago, I ordered my first Shamrock Shake, and was surprised at the weird Strawberry-Mint flavor. Finally tasting another one today, I realize that the shake machine just hadn't been cleaned that day. This is minty and delicious, as long as you don't think about that toothpaste flavor Peter mentioned.

Jokes on you.  That machine had NEVER been cleaned.
 
2014-03-09 01:15:02 PM

twiztedjustin: Shamrock Shake Season: better known to 97% of Americans as Nasty Green shiat at the Bottom Of Your Shake Season


It never used to do that. I tried one last year and it was awful, nothing like what it used to be. They seem to have completely changed the ingredients and how it's prepared.
 
2014-03-09 01:15:18 PM

WordsnCollision: megarian: Screw you guys, shamrock shakes are delicious.

The trick is to add whiskey.

And chicken.


Wtf does that have to do with McDonald's or whisky
 
2014-03-09 01:23:44 PM
In my childhood they tasted like liquid mint chocolate ice cream. Had one last year after they changed the recepie and it tasted like peppermint toothpaste. Had to apologize to my daughter for me going on about the awesomeness of the shamrock shake. Thanks mcd*ckwads for screwing up the only awesome thing you ever did.
 
2014-03-09 01:23:56 PM
Meh.

some vanilla ice cream
some milk
a couple ice cubes
a couple drops of green food coloring
a shot of creme de menthe

blend and enjoy.
 
2014-03-09 01:29:10 PM

MooseUpNorth: It's not Fark, it's a link to an unpaid ad.


You obviously didn't RTFA.
 
2014-03-09 01:30:56 PM

Frantic Freddie: megarian: Screw you guys, shamrock shakes are delicious.

The trick is to add whiskey.

Bushmills FTW!


Exaaaaaaaactly.
 
2014-03-09 01:31:40 PM

Jclark666: Frantic Freddie: megarian: Screw you guys, shamrock shakes are delicious.

The trick is to add whiskey.

Bushmills FTW!

Redbreast, heretic.

/or Jameson's if you're someplace you can't get Redbreast. Bushmills might be ancient but it still tastes like someone tried to make scotch by replacing peat with sheep dung.


O_O

Redbreast might be by favorite thing on the planet.
 
2014-03-09 01:31:44 PM
I was looking up the ingredients for the milkshake, they claim they have reduced fat milk in them.  Is this accurate? I was certain they were petroleum based.

Someone described the Shamrock shake as a milkshake flavored with sugar free spearmint gum.  That seemed about right.
 
2014-03-09 01:34:08 PM
NPR reminds us again how non-commercial they are.  Nothing to do with a massive bequest from the McWidow a few years back?
 
2014-03-09 01:36:27 PM
Does not taste like Shamrock's shake.
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