Monday, March 16, 2015

McDonald's is good for at least one thing: Shamrock Shakes

I'm not a huge fan of McDonald's, mostly because once I realized how horribly unhealthy most of their food is, there was no longer much reason for me to go there. Other than their salads, there's not a lot of options on the menu that work for me.

But I spent a good number of years eating McDonald's food, especially when I was a kid. And with those memories comes a certain nostalgia, as embodied in the following awesome commercial from my childhood:

As nasty as they are, I always try to have at least one Shamrock Shake around St. Patrick's Day. There are 54 different ingredients in a Shamrock Shake, almost none of them to be found on the "good for you" list. But that doesn't detract from the fact that they taste great.

Or at least they do to me. I realize it's an acquired taste, and one most of us are probably better off not acquiring.

I do the same with McRib sandwiches, by the way. When McDonald's brings them back, I buy one. Again, they're nasty and unhealthy, and made from a substance that can only be described as "meat" in quotes. But I gotta have one. It's tradition.

So with St. Patty's Day now only hours away, I'll make the trek to Mickey-D's and buy a Shamrock Shake. And when I do, I'll raise a toast to you, my loyal and slightly off-balance blog readers. May the spirit of Uncle O'Grimacey always be with you!

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