McDonald’s Adds Four New Chocolatey Shamrock Shake Flavors To The Menu

Crikey! Hold onto your shamrocks, peops. Participating McDonald’s across the country are shaking (ha!) 2017 up by introducing an entire line of Shamrock beverages – complete with FOUR new, chocolatey Shamrock Shake flavors.

For years, customers in-the-know have been able to hack the McDonald’s menu by “secretly” asking that the original minty Shamrock Shake be blended with the Chocolate Shake on the down-low. Secrecy will be put aside this year, as the hidden-menu Shamrock hybrid Chocolate Shamrock Shake will officially be placed on the limited-time seasonal menu.

Chocolate-palooza: the new Shamrock Shake flavors

Along with the Chocolate Shamrock Shake, the original mint-flavored McCafe Shamrock Shake will still be available. Three new chocolatey varieties will be offered as well, including the Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappé, the Shamrock Hot Chocolate, and the Shamrock Mocha.

In just a few days, the McCafé menu will soon feature:

  1. Original Shamrock Shake
  2. Chocolate Shamrock Shake
  3. Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappé
  4. Shamrock Hot Chocolate
  5. Shamrock Mocha

McDonald's Adds Four New Chocolatey Shamrock Shake Flavors To The Menu

Nutrition facts and ingredients

Anyone who has read my “This is Why You Should Never Drink A Shamrock Shake” article knows how I feel about the Shammy Shake from a nutrition point of view. I am crazy interested (and a little afraid) to learn the nutrition facts for the new Shammy Shake flavors.

I researched online to see if I could find the nutrition facts and ingredients for the four new Shamrock Shake flavors, but did not have luck. Next, I called the McDonald’s customer service number to see if they could provide me with the missing details, but they did not have the information either. An inquiry was placed with the McD’s research department. If (when?) I hear back from them, I will update the information below. For now, here is what I do know.

Original Shamrock Shake

  • The original Shamrock Shake is a blend of vanilla reduced fat ice cream, Shamrock Shake syrup.
  • It has whipped topping, maraschino cherry, and green sugar crystals (a new addition this year) on top.
  • For an in-depth analysis of the nutrition facts and ingredients of the original Shamrock Shake, please visit my article, “This is Why You Should Never Drink A Shamrock Shake.

Chocolate Shamrock Shake

Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappé

  • The Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappé is a Chocolate Chip Frappé (caramel coffee frappé base or mocha coffee frappé base, ice and chocolate chips) blended with Shamrock Shake syrup.
  • It is capped with whipped topping, green sugar crystals, and chocolate syrup drizzle.

Shamrock Hot Chocolate

  • The Shamrock Hot Chocolate is a Hot Chocolate (whole or nonfat steamed milk and chocolate syrup) combined with Shamrock Shake syrup.
  • It is topped with whipped topping, green sugar crystals, and chocolate syrup drizzle.

Shamrock Mocha

  • The Shamrock Mocha is a Mocha (whole or nonfat steamed milk, espresso, and chocolate syrup) mixed with Shamrock Shake syrup.
  • It is finished with whipped topping, green sugar crystals, and chocolate syrup drizzle.

When is the new Shamrock Shake family available?

All Shamrock Shake flavors will begin to rolled-out of McDonald’s fast-food chains beginning Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and will be offered all the way through March.

McDonald's New Shamrock Shake Flavors
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Related articles

1. This Is Why You Should Never Drink A Shamrock Shake

  • Do you know how many calories and fat are in an original Shamrock Shake?
  • Do you know that an original Shamrock Shake has 35 ingredients, many of which are synthetic and toxic to the body?
  • If you answered no to the questions above, and want to learn what you are really drinking when you slurp down a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake, I have outlined everything you need to know in one article. Find out why I think you should never drink a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. Say no to its 35 ingredients, gross chemicals, preservatives, dyes, high calories and saturated fat!
  • Visit my article here: This Is Why You Should Never Drink A Shamrock Shake

2. What’s In A Chocolate Shamrock Shake?

  • Did you know that by drinking one Chocolate Shamrock Shake, you will consume between 70-117 grams of sugar?! You will suck down 7.5 to 29.25 TEASPOONS of sugar, which is 2-5% more than your daily recommendation for added total sugars!
  • To learn more about this and other shocking nutrition facts about the Chocolate Shamrock Shake, visit What’s In A Chocolate Shamrock Shake?

3. McDonald’s Chocolate Shamrock Shake STRAW

  • The STRAW, dubbed “Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal,” is McDonald’s new engineered limited-edition straw designed to enhance the drinking experience of a Chocolate Shamrock Shake.
  • Learn what the STRAW is, when and where you can find it, and check out a review – click: McDonald’s Shamrock Shake STRAW.

4. Homemade Shamrock Shake

  • Can you not wait for the Shamrock Shake’s release? Are you feeling too lazy to drive over to your local McD’s? Are you grossed out by the Shamrock Shake’s flavor? Do the ingredients  and/or calories (820 calories for a large) of the Shamrock Shake make you want to hurl?
  • If you answered yes to any of these questions, have no fear! I have created a homemade recipe that is even better than the original. My cold, creamy and minty homemade shamrock shake is a healthy alternative to the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. YUM!
  • Check out my recipe here: Homemade Shamrock Shake

5. St. Patrick’s Day Alert: Green Food Dyes – Not So Lucky

  • Did you know that artificial green food coloring is linked to many health issues ranging from ADHD to genotoxicity (genetic mutations and damaged chromosones)?
  • If you would like to learn more about the health dangers associated with artificial green food dyes and natural options that can be used instead, read my latest article on this topic.
  • Read my article here: St. Patrick’s Day Alert: Green Food Dyes – Not So Lucky


So what do you think of these new Shamrock varieties?

  • Are you jonesing to try any (or all) of the new Shamrock Shake flavors? If yes, which one(s) sound(s) good to you?
  • Are you repulsed at the thought of what they may actually taste like?
  • Do the nutrition facts/ingredients concern you at all?
  • If you have already tried any or all of these new limited flavors, what do/did you think? Yay or nay? Good, bad, amazing, disgusting?

Please share your comments below – I’d love to hear what you think!

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