REVIEW: McDonald’s McCafé Egg Nog Shake

McDonald's Egg Nog Shake

According to the internets, the McDonald’s McCafé Egg Nog Shake has been around for a few years, but only available in certain regions. This year, McDonald’s decided to let more people experience the wonder and delight of their holiday dairy beverage-flavored shake.

But why did McDonald’s take so long?

Instead of enjoying a McDonald’s Egg Nog Shake during the holidays, I’ve had to tolerate the McDonald’s Arctic Orange Shake, which is no egg nog shake or The Grimace Shake, a purple shake I really want McDonald’s to develop.

Sure, I could’ve gone to Jack in the Box and had their egg nog shake, but I’m boycotting Jack in the Box shakes until they bring back their bacon shake for an unlimited time.

It’s hard to tell in my overexposed photo, but McDonald’s McCafé Egg Nog Shake comes in a pastel yellow color usually found on Easter eggs, Post-It Notes, or on nursery walls belonging to infants whose parents wanted to wait until the child’s birth to find out its sex.

There’s not really anything wrong with its color. However, it’s an exaggerated egg nog color that had me expecting the McDonald’s McCafé Egg Nog Shake to have an exaggerated, maybe artificial, egg nog flavor.

Thankfully, the combination of reduced fat soft serve and egg nog-flavored syrup tasted exactly like the thick holiday dairy beverage I drink to my fill to celebrate the arrival of the fall season. And when I say, “drink to my fill,” I mean one glass, because that amount of the thick beverage makes my stomach feel like it ate a meal. Fortunately, the egg nog shake doesn’t make me feel that way.

The McDonald’s McCafé Egg Nog Shake was delightful. It was eggy, sweet, and creamy, although I wished it had more of a cinnamon spice flavor to it. But, still, it was yum on my tongue.

(Nutrition Facts – Small – 540 calories, 150 calories from fat, 17 grams of fat, 11 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 50 milligrams of cholesterol, 180 milligrams of sodium, 86 grams of carbohydrates, 74 grams of sugar, 0 grams of fiber, 11 grams of protein, 20% vitamin A, and 40% calcium.)

Item: McDonald’s McCafé Egg Nog Shake
Purchased Price: $2.99
Size: 12 ounces
Purchased at: McDonald’s
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Delicious. All the goodness of egg nog. Creamy. Awesome source of calcium. Not as rich as regular egg nog. Whipped topping is durable. Post-It Notes. Better late than never for the McDonald’s Egg Nog Shake.
Cons: One gram of trans fat. Unnecessary Maraschino cherry. Could’ve used a little cinnamon. Worse for you than actual egg nog. Exaggerated egg nog color.

14 thoughts to “REVIEW: McDonald’s McCafé Egg Nog Shake”

  1. I think McD’s has better shakes than JITB – they’re not so thick you can’t drink them. The only McD shake I make sure to have is the mint one they serve around St. Patrick’s day, but I might give this one a try also.

    1. I have to be honest. I’m not a fan of the Shamrock Shake. Although I have to be more honest and say just like the McRib, I have one whenever they come around.

      1. Live in Murfreesboro Tn and have went to 3 McDonald none have the Egg nog shake made me so angry I type in Murfreesboro tn egg nog shake and mc Donalds shows HP and none have it!! ifirst year I’ve tried egg nog. I do love there mcribs too I wish they were around yearla there the best thing mc Donalds has had most flavor for your $

  2. Every McDonalds doesn’t have the shake yet… my McDonalds still doesn’t have it, we have this dulce de leche shake.

    1. I’d love to try one of those dulce de leche shakes. But I’d really like that Grimace Shake I want McDonald’s to make.

  3. Had this a few days ago and it was fantastic! It tastes like it has rum flavoring in it, too. Very craveable!

    1. I just got it and it taste like some kind of alcoholic drink I cant put mybfinger on it so I threw it away because it taste horrible I love eggnogg but not in a shake. Is there alcohol in it? Because my sons is 1 and loves it and that would royalty piss me off also I used to work for McDonalds before being sexualy harassed by the top dog manager.

      1. It probably reminds you of the egg nog alcohol drink you tried before. Does it have alcaholin it have you really worked at one because I’d like to know what alcoholic beverages you sold there?

  4. Hmm…I might have to check this out. I don’t normally go to McD’s, but I’m tired of waiting for Carl’s to release a new seasonal flavor.

  5. I had no idea the Eggnog shake was ever a limited release. I live in the midwest, and I can’t even remember the first time I had one. I’m certain it was at least 10 years ago.

  6. Nov 10,2016 are eggnog shakes back yet? 🙂
    I love those!’
    Have you considered have chocolate mint for Christmas time too?!

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