McDonald’s Shamrock Shake has been an annual favourite for many in North America and Ireland since 1970 — and although the minty green “triple thick milkshake” is just one delicious way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, it doesn’t do much for the waist line.
According to Mc’D’s, one large 24-ounce (695g) Shamrock Triple Thick Milkshake contains:
– 1,070 calories
– 28 grams of fat (43 per cent recommended percent daily value)
– 17 grams of saturated fat (If you eat 2,000 calories per day, you shouldn’t have more than 16 grams of saturated fat)
– 0.5 grams of trans fat
– 184 grams of carbohydrates (61 per cent daily value)
– 115 milligrams of cholesterol (An adult shouldn’t consume more than 200 mg per day)
– 153 grams of sugar (30.6 teaspoons) — on a 2,000-calorie/day diet, the limit should be 6 teaspoons (25 g) for women, and 9 teaspoons (38 g) for men.
– 680 milligrams of sodium (28 per cent daily value)
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To put it in perspective, one Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (49 grams) contains 190 calories — so you’d need to eat about 5.6 to consume a similar amount of calories in a 24-ounce shake. And that’s not all.
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