Part of the St. Patricks Day Blog Hop!
I’m always curious because around this time of year, everything turns green. I remember my elementary school cafeteria serving green eggs and ham years ago. They probably couldn’t get away with it today, parents would be up in arms, but I remember thinking at the time that Dr. Seuss must have been Irish, because they served it on St. Patty’s day.
I know what green beer tastes like. I’ve even eaten green mashed potatoes and green bread before.
But what the heck does a shamrock taste like? McDonalds always rolls out their Shamrock Shake about this time of year, which I think everybody in the country has tasted at least once. Supposedly it was an ‘old family recipe’ rolled out in the ’70’s that kind of flopped for the company. So to keep the mystery alive, through several trial and error marketing campaigns, McDonald’s decided to only have the confection around St. Patrick’s Day, and then only in certain restaurants. I think they finally decided to have it at all restaurants, but still only for a short time.
ANYWAY! Did this old family recipe actually call for mint in the recipe? Was that the closest thing they could find to the actual taste of shamrocks? Or is this simply false advertising? ‘Ah, it’s green. They won’t know the difference.’ What if they wanted to add a mint milkshake to the menu. Would they put a shamrock on the side?
As a word of caution, if you decide to taste test a Shamrock Shake, be warned. It has 840 calories and 24 grams of fat!
I’m looking for what you think a shamrock actually tastes like. Oooh, or if somebody has actually tasted one, even better! Let me know what you think! One fantastic commenter will win a $5 gift card to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Perhaps you can pick up my latest release!
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