Not A Straw: Why A McDonald's McFlurry Spoon Is Square At The Bottom


In life, we're faced with some pretty tough questions. For example, what color is the dress?

Or, even more importantly, why the hell does McDonald's put holes in its McFlurry spoons if they're not damn straws?

Yep, if you've ever had a McFlurry, I can almost guarantee you've mistaken that square spoon for a straw and unsuccessfully tried to inhale your ice cream through the end of it.

Now, thanks to one wise Tumblr user who goes by the name The Waiting Platypus, we finally know why those spoons are hollow.

It's so simple. Seriously, why has it taken us so long to figure this out?!

If you've ever had a McFlurry from McDonald's, you probably noticed it comes with a pretty strange spoon.

Is it a rectangular spoon?

Is it a straw?

Like seriously, WTF is this thing?

Through trial and error, we've all figured out these things are, in fact, not straws.

However, I think it's safe to say most of us don't want to believe this deceitful trick...

And still try to suck on the ends of the spoons every time...

...hoping this will be the time some magical McDonald's powers finally make them work.

But they don't.

So that leaves us with one pretty important question.

Why the hell does this weird spoon have a hole in the middle of it if it's not a straw?

Well, thanks to one evil genius, we now have an answer to this age-old McFlurry mystery.

The Waiting Platypus explains, "We fill the cup with ice cream, we dump the Oreos on top, we stick the spoon in, we put the entire thing in a machine and use the spoon to stir your McFlurry."

Via The Waiting Platypus

So, there you have it: That darn spoon is for mixing.

If you still don't believe it, you can see it for yourself.

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Citations: This is why the McFlurry spoon has a big ol' hollow bottom (spoiler: it's not a straw) (Metro)