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People Are Really Excited That McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes Are Back

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The St. Patrick’s Day-themed milkshakes have returned.

Aric Jenkins
February 21, 2018

McDonald’s beloved St. Patrick’s Day classic — the Shamrock Shake — is back.

The seasonal favorite returns to stores throughout the U.S., Canada, and Ireland Tuesday ahead of the holiday on March 17.

First introduced by McDonald’s in 1970, the Shamrock Shake has undergone several recipe changes since landing at its current flavor — mint, with hints of vanilla and lime, topped off with whipped cream and green dye.

The #ShamrockShake is officially back in select McDonald’s on 2/21 and ready to brighten up your winter days ☘️🎉☘ pic.twitter.com/JcKhhNlUCj

— McDonald’s (@McDonalds) February 16, 2018

Like other seasonal menu items like the McRib, the Shamrock Shake has a built-in fanbase, and naturally they’re excited by the milkshake’s return.

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One Twitter user wrote that it’s the “best time of the year when shamrock shakes are here.”

Best time of the year when shamrock shakes are here.

— Austin (@austinaaa555) February 20, 2018

But other social media users wrote off the perennial item, describing the milkshakes as overrated.

“[U]npopular opinion: shamrock shakes aren’t as good as everyone hypes them up to be,” one user wrote on Twitter.

unpopular opinion: shamrock shakes aren’t as good as everyone hypes them up to be

— corn (@corinneblastick) February 20, 2018

Just an early warning, if I see stories about peoples shamrock shakes I will not hesitate to block you

— Zach Grigg (@ZGrigg) February 21, 2018

ok usually I’m not a fast food hater bc I eat so bad, but shamrock shakes are literally the worst things on this planet

— emily (@emilyklein01) February 21, 2018

Regardless of the divisive opinions, the return of Shamrock Shakes hint at the near-emergence of spring.

The milkshakes go for $2.19 to $2.99 depending on size and are available for a limited time only.

McDonald’s has not yet said exactly how long they will keep shamrock shakes on the menu.

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