We gnomes generally steer clear of that human abomination called “McDonald’s”. However, once a year we make an exception.
This is that time of year.
This is the time for Shamrock Shakes.
As you can see, the guys and I pooled our pocket change together and split one today. The shakes are HUGE and taller than pretty much all of us.
As we sipped the green sludge, some of the little wise guys started to chatter about the origin and true meaning of the Shamrock Shake. This chatter provoked an ongoing investigation.
Thanks to Wikipedia, we learned that Shamrock Shakes started making the world (well, at least America, Canada, and Ireland) a better place in 1970. In 1980, the Shamrock Sundae was introduced.
What was that all about, you ask? It was basically vanilla ice cream topped with a mint green Shamrock syrup. Sadly, the sundae was discontinued after one year due to poor sales. That sucks. I bet it was awesome.
Each time you scarf down a Shamrock Shake, you’re packing on 530 calories, 11 grams of protein, 15 grams of fat, 86 grams of carbs, and 160 mg of sodium. We gnomes are perpetually fat, so we’re not really concerned with nutrition facts though.
The shamrock chatter continued with the wee ones and questions were risen about the various forms of mint. There’s peppermint, spearmint, and probably other kinds of mint that I can’t think of right now.
Do different kinds of mint come from different species of mint leaves? Or do artificial additives contribute to the different varieties of mint taste?
These are questions best left for their very own dedicated blog post.
I leave you with these questions now so I can get back to my portion of the green goo before it melts.
Dumbledore the Gnome