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Oct 4, 2010

News: McDonald's Adding Whipped Cream and Cherry to Shakes

McCafe Shake with whipped cream and a cherry
Apparently "premium" means a clear plastic cup, and whipped cream and a cherry on top. According to Chicago Business, starting this month, McDonald's is updating their milkshakes, re-branding them as part of their McCafe line of beverages.

As part of the shift, the shakes will be served in a clear, plastic cup similar to other cold beverages in the McCafe line up. Following other major fast food chains such as Carl's Jr, Wendy's Chick-fil-A, etc., McDonald's will also now include whipped cream and a cherry on top.

If test markets are any indication, the shakes will also carry a higher price, starting at $2.19 for a small to $3.09 for a large.


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9 comments :

  1. It's a ripoff. You now get a medium for the price they used to charge for a large.

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  2. Yeah, I don't even like cherries and whip cream just makes it look nicer.

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  3. I hate whipped cream with a passion! I hate how other people go all "OOO WHIPPED CREAM YUMMY!!!" at the sight of the stuff. All it does is add a ton of unnecessary fat to the top of drinks. Seriously, check out the fat content of a Starbucks frappuchino with and without the whipped cream - big difference! Bad move, McDonalds!

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  4. had this... hate it. :(

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  5. Their shakes are awful. If it isn't made with real ice cream right when I order it, I am not interested! They should take a cue from Zaxbys. Their new shakes are great.

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  6.  What Tim said.

    I always order my McDonald's shakes "plain".

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  7. Yeah but prices went up a little with the change, so you're paying for the whipped cream and cherry regardless.

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  8.  True.

    But my complaint isn't really about the change in price (although yeah, it does suck); it's just that I don't *like* whipped cream.

    Fortunately you can still order the shakes without it.

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