Burger King teams up with Lucky Charms for magical shake
Frankly, it wouldn't really matter whether Burger King's latest drink offering was any good. We're just so glad it's not another unicorn-themed drink.
But it sounds like it really is just as magical as its unicorn counterparts without any of that cloying, um, unicorn-ness. The fast-food chain just introduced its Lucky Charms milkshake, which will join the Froot Loops milkshake it debuted in April, both of which feature soft-serve vanilla ice cream that's been infused with cereal-flavored syrup. The drinks are then topped with a delectable-sounding layer of whipped cream and finished off with either Lucky Charms marshmallows or colorful Froot Loops bits, depending on which one you ordered.
Sugary sweetness? Check. Inexpensive enough for all of us to enjoy? Check. A serious nostalgia factor, tamped down by a healthy dose of subtlety? Check and check. Instagram, we hope you're ready...because these guys have all the elements needed to become the next photogenic food trend.
As Burger King executive Alex Macedo noted in a press release, the shakes weren't just inspired by the cereal brands to which they pay homage; they're actually part of a bona fide partnership (which makes sense, since, as far as patented brand names go, "Fruit Loops" and "Lucky Charms" are most certainly not up for grabs).
"For over 60 years we have been serving delicious hand spun milkshakes—and now for the first time, we've partnered with Lucky Charms cereal," Macedo stated. "The mashup of our velvety vanilla-flavored soft serve and one of America's classic breakfast cereals is something we think our guests are going to love."
The marshmallows from yesterday's lucky charms cereal has magically appeared on our shake! 😋. Yes, we added the marshmallows on top of the whip cream because you can never have enough of these marshmallows right? 😁The shake itself tastes exactly like a frozen version of your lucky charms cereal (ground up) in milk. It's fun and brings back childhood memories. What do you guys think? Is their froot loops or lucky charms shake better? 😋❤️ 📍: @burgerking
As magically delicious as it may be, the shake isn't exactly health food. It totals in at 740 calories and 17 grams of fat. But get this: It's only $2.99, which makes it cheaper than a box of cereal.
Of course, if you can't make it to BK, you can always just order a bag of Lucky Charms marshmallows (no cereal, just 'mallows!) and eat to your heart's content. Either/or.