There are certain things that happen in the year that remind me of the passage of time. When pumpkin spice everything arrives, I know fall is on its way. When the Shamrock Shake is back at McDonald’s, I know spring is coming soon! Thank goodness. Here in Minnesota the winters are long and we have to look forward to warm weather. And by forward I mean, very far into the future. Now not only is the classic Shamrock Shake back, but McDonald’s brought their chocolaty friends!
McDonald’s has added a Chocolate Shamrock Shake to the mix along with the Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe, Shamrock Mocha and Shamrock Hot Chocolate. That is a whole lot of Shamrock Chocolate Madness going on!
Last week my husband and I decided to stop into McDonald’s for a quick lunch and a little quality time. We wanted to end our lunch with a sweet treat so we headed back up to the counter to get Shamrock Shakes to go. I chuckled after hearing the two different customers in front of me also order a Shamrock Shake. Apparently we all had the same idea.
I suggested we head out to our local nearby park to enjoy the views of Lake Superior. It was so sunny and we thought it would be a nice change of pace. My husband was game.
Why enjoy the views in the vehicle when we can get out into nature for a bit and soak up some sun? Gorgeous view, isn’t it?
We barely noticed as we froze on our walk over there. I’m sure we looked ridiculous carrying our shakes while the wind whipped my hair and stole the feeling from my fingers. That sun was deceiving!
I suggested we just grab a quick selfie since we hadn’t gotten a picture of us in forever. Except every bench we found was cold concrete with some lovely snow and ice scattered on top. I know my Chocolate Shamrock Shake must have felt right at home. (There is a reason that shake hasn’t melted yet.)
Do we look happy? Why of course we are. We are together with delicious Shamrock Shakes.
Except we are extremely cold. So cold we are laughing at our ridiculousness as we try to snap a picture. This laughter is legit. I’m laughing so hard because I had just asked who’s silly idea was it to come out here in the cold (mine) and my husband mentioned his dress pants are wet because he’s sitting in some snow.
We headed immediately back to the warmth of our van. That is where I thoroughly enjoyed the rest of my shake with the heater on full blast and brought my husband back to work.
So it might not have gone as planned, but we certainly had fun on our lunch date. I love that we can laugh at ourselves! And I really enjoyed the new take on the Shamrock Shake with the addition of chocolate flavor. You can drink it as it is served so it is like drinking two different flavored shakes or you can give it a stir to get the full on chocolaty mint flavor. The choice is yours!
Ronald McDonald House Charities
March 11-17th, McDonald’s will donate 25 cents to Ronald McDonald House Charities® for every Shamrock Chocolate Madness product sold! What a great way to give back while enjoying this seasonal treat!
Itching to have a Shamrock Shake or give one of the new chocolate varieties a try? Be sure to head out to your local McDonald’s before Shamrock Season ends on March 21st!