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Tuesday, March 17, 2021

Courtesy of the New York Daily News’ St. Patrick’s Day-inspired “green food report”, here’s a couple of long-lost ’80s TV commercials for McDonald’s elusive (in New York, anyway) shamrock shakes:

First, for the kiddies, Uncle O’Grimacey rocks the sham with Ronald and the original Big Purple, Grimace:

Followed by a more sober treatment of indulging in green-mint dairy products, treating the treats as a sort of “Kiss Me I’m Irish” version of mistletoe (note the subtle ethnic-bating with the little Asian girl):

I don’t even remember the minty shamrock sundaes. I’d be all over those if I could find them.

Unfortunately, the peculiar opt-out by New York McD franchisees on the green frosties seems to still be in effect. I haven’t done a hard-target search, but I haven’t seen any promotions for it, so I have to assume that the five boroughs are once again bereft. Online sources seem to confirm that. Still, if I have time I’ll swing by one of today and take a chance.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 03/17/2009 11:39:10 AM
Category: Advert./Mktg., Food, New Yorkin', TV
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