Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2009!

shamrock shake guyI didn’t wear anything green today, but I did indulge in my annual tradition of Shamrock Shake worship. At least my tongue was green for a while afterword. lol

These things are great, but only once a year. For some reason, after I’ve had one, I really don’t want another one for a long time. They taste really good at first… once you can actually get them to flow up through the straw. You know what I’m talking about, right? They’re very thick and you have to suck so hard to get any in your mouth that the straw collapses and your eyes are pulled back into your head to the point where you can see your own brain. After stirring it up for a while and sucking really, really hard, that cold, green, gooey shamrock goodness tastes so delicious.

As much as I enjoy cold, green, mystery milkshake-like ooze from Mc Donalds, by the time I’m finished, I’ve really really had my fill for the year. A few years back, I made the mistake of ordering a large Shamrock Shake. Really yummy to start out, but about 2/3 the way through, I was just sick of it. The medium is a good fit for me. By the time I’m sick of it, I’m also done.

Does anyone know what’s really in these things? I could easily look it up, but that would just spoil the mystery… and may be a little unsettling at the same time. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that I doubt there’s any real shamrocks in there. Sure – it’s green like a shamrock, but I bet they use a synthetic, lab-grown shamrock substitute rather than the real thing. After all, no one wants to chance angering the Leprechaun community by snatching up all their precious shamrocks just for a once-a-year fast food beverage, right?