The Shamrock Shake is a seasonal green-dyed mint flavored milkshake dessert sold at McDonald’s during March to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. In 1980, McDonald’s introduced the Shamrock Sundae which consisted of vanilla ice cream topped with a mint green Shamrock syrup. The product was discontinued after one year due to poor sales.
Restaurants with the highest volume of traffic, such as McDonald’s, often opt to use premade milkshake mixtures that are prepared in automatic milkshake machines.
The sundae is a sweet ice cream dessert.
Spearmint is a flavour used mainly in chewing gums and tooth paste that is either naturally or artificially created to taste like oil of spearmint (herb). It is also popular as a flavouring for milkshakes in Canada and the U.S.; during each March, McDonald’s puts them out as a Shamrock Shake.
In recent years, Saint Patrick’s Day” target=”_blank”>Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations for having become too commercialised and for fostering negative stereotypes of the Irish. Some have described St Patrick’s Day celebrations outside Ireland as displays of “Plastic Paddyness”; where foreigners appropriate and misrepresent Irish culture, claim Irish identity, and enact Irish stereotypes.