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McDonald's New High-Tech Straw Optimizes Your Shamrock Shake Experience

McDonald's has some new surprises in store this March.

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We’re heading into March, and you know what that means… McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes are coming back.


This year, McDonald’s is going above and beyond just offering the green sugary shake, adding a new Chocolate Shamrock Shake to the for a limited time. It doesn’t stop there -- the giant has also invented a new scientifically designed straw that will be available for a limited time.  

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Created by a team of engineers from JACE and NK Labs, the new high-tech straw is made specifically for slurping on a Chocolate Shamrock Shake -- and making sure the drinker gets exactly 50 percent chocolate and 50 percent mint in every sip.

Calling the assignment an “ambitious goal,” principal engineer and managing partner at NK Labs Seth Newburg explained, “From a physics perspective, it’s actually quite difficult to deliver a proportional amount of both chocolate and mint flavors with each sip. But that’s exactly what we did. It’s a marvel of fluid dynamics.”

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Although if you want the “ultimate shake-drinking experience,” you’d better hurry. Only 2,000 of the special straws were produced, and they will be available at select McDonald’s locations across the U.S.

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