Ah, ’tis the Shamrock season again, laddies. Here’s another popular post from last year that beckons for revival. Now enhanced with Youtube!
(Originally published March 15, 2006.)
I can’t explain it, but every March for the last 10 years or so I find myself in search of that cold, green, minty, pseudo-ice-cream confection that is the Shamrock Shake. Yes, that ultra-rare McDonald’s product that they keep trying to kill off, but somehow manages to pop up randomly during the week of St. Patrick’s Day in select regions of the country and only in specific franchises. There are some that believe this artificial scarcity is the result of a conspiracy.
Clearly, I am not the only person that is obsessed with the Shamrock and its giant green fuzzy pear-shaped patron, Uncle O’Grimacey. It’s also clear that its availability or lack thereof can seriously impact international diplomacy and world peace. Even still, despite worldwide demand for the ‘Sham, it seems that Mcdonald’s official policy on the matter is that they can only be found in Ireland, and to add a further qualifier, only on St. Pattie’s Day.
So if you can find the elusive Shamrock, more power to you. Let me know how you do this year.
Erin Go Bragh! Happy St. Patties day, everyone!