This is a special time of year for McDonald’s fans: fast food chain’s beloved Shamrock Shake is back.
Shake will be available for a limited time from February 21, but this time it has come with a twist.
If you’ve ever wondered how McDonald’s gets its infamous green color, you don’t need it anymore.
That’s right, McDonald’s decided to share its secret with the world.
“The only thing that is more refreshing than the delicious flavor of Shamrock Shake is its opaque mint green color.” News for the newspaper Published by McDonald’s Read.
“And this year, for the first time, we’re allowing our fans the ‘secret ingredient’ that makes this dessert so popular … # cbf2ac, the hex code of Shamrock SZN’s official color.”
A hex code is just a specific pattern of symbols that identifies a particular color.
According to the release, the color has been officially renamed as Shamrock Shake Green.
McDonald’s also announced in a press release that Shamrock Shake’s delicious companion Mint OREO Shamrock McFlurry will also be back in stores.
The notice described the shamrock shake as “creamy, vanilla soft serve, mixed with our undoubtedly shamrock shake flavor and finished with a delicious wiped topping”.
Meanwhile, Shamrock McFlurry is touted as “the best combo of vanilla soft serve with our Shamrock Shake flavors and OREO cookie pieces”.
Shamrock McFlurry made its debut in 2020 and is back “according to popular demand”, according to McDonald’s.
McDonald’s also hinted that the Shamrock Shake Green Hex code could potentially unlock privacy for McDonald’s customers, but only “if you know where to look.”
The festival shakes were first introduced in 1970 but were not available nationally until 2012.
Now, they return every year to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, which is celebrated on March 17.
Before ordering your Shamrock Shake or McFlarey, you’ll probably want to check out a former employee’s tip about getting fresh burgers and fries every time.
Also, before you try drinking from a McFlurry spoon and fail like so many other confused users, you can find out why some of these shakes are so hard to get rid of.
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