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The McFlurry Spoon Looks The Way It Does, So That Your Treat Tastes Better

When you’re in a rush and you need to grab a bite to eat, you may find yourself resorting to fast food. Although it’s not the healthiest option, it can be pretty tasty. McDonald’s is a popular chain that will definitely satisfy you without breaking the bank.


But if it’s too hot to grab a burger, you might want to grab yourself an ice cold treat. Their sundaes are good, but we all know that their McFlurries are out of this world. Whether you’re a fan of Oreos, Smarties, or Rolo, they will definitely have something for you.

But when it comes to their McFlurries, there is one mystery that has everyone stumped, ‘What’s up with their spoons?’ There seems to be this massive hole in it. At first you might think the spoon doubles as a straw, but there is no hole at the bottom.

Is the extra plastic for extra durability? Is it just for aesthetics? What is the purpose of this giant spoon? So many questions and yet, so little answers. Many have wondered but only a few people know the actual reason behind it.


It turns out that the gaping hole isn’t just there for the looks, there is an actual reason why this exists. When the employee is making your McFlurry, the person first fills the cup with ice cream and then adds the special flavor, and finally attaches the spoon to the McFlurry machine in order to mix up the ingredients. It’s a three-step process slightly more complicated than their methods of serving up smoothies and soft-serve ice creams.


Once the spoon is attached, the machine spins your spoon so that your toppings can get incorporated into your delicious ice cream. Popular McFlurry flavors in the U.S. include M&M’s, Rolo, Butterfinger and Oreo. Internationally, you can find interesting flavors such as Red Bean, Pistachio, Matcha, Lakritsi, and more!

The video below shows us how employees make a McFlurry. It was uploaded by the user kaopoonn and has been viewed over 6.5 million times since it was first posted on May 17th, 2010.

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