- McDonald’s fans are feeling lucky because of a seasonal menu item coming back
- The fast food chain revealed the iconic Shamrock Shake is now available
- Fans can get their hands on the green shake from today until supplies last
McDonald’s fans are feeling lucky after the fast food chain revealed it is bringing back a beloved seasonal item starting from today.
Before the month of love could even come to an end, McDonald’s is already celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by announcing the mint-flavored green Shamrock Shake is making its comeback.
The chain revealed that the drink would be available for purchase starting today, February 5, until supplies last.
This year’s launch of the green shake comes earlier than usual, with McDonald’s having released the drink at the end of February last year.
McDonald’s fans are feeling lucky after the fast food chain revealed it was bringing back a beloved seasonal item today
Before the month of love could even come to an end, McDonald’s is already celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by announcing the Shamrock Shake was making its comeback
According to the chain’s website, the sweet treat is made with vanilla soft serve, mint syrup and is topped with whipped cream.
The chain will also bring back its Oreo Shamrock Shake, which debuted in 2020 and is blended with crushed Oreos.
The shake costs around $3-$4 depending on the size and the location.
The fan-favorite beverage will be available only for a limited time.
According to McDonald’s website, you can ‘make your friends green with envy and snag one of these famously minty treats while supplies last.’
In previous years, fans have gone wild for the green shake and lined up outside the restaurant to get their hands on the iconic drink.
The green drink has made an appearance on McDonald’s menus each March for more than 50 years.
And although fans love the sweet treat that is a staple St Patrick’s Day-themed drink, experts previously revealed that the whipped cream on the top is enough calories to undo a whole day’s workout.
The chain will also bring back its Oreo Shamrock Shake, which debuted in 2020 and is blended with crushed Oreos
A large Shamrock Shake has 800 calories. Experts suggest a person that weighs 150 pounds burns off 40 calories with every 1,000 steps taken.
This means an average person will have to walk 20,000 steps — enough to travel ten miles — to undo the caloric impact of the drink.
Calories are not the only worry.
The 84 grams of added sugar in a large shake is also well over the 50g daily maximum recommended by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
There is also 13g of saturated fat, 64 percent of the maximum, and 260mg of sodium — 11 per cent of the max allowance.