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The McDonald's McFlurry Spoon's Weird Shape, Explained

It was made for employees to use, not for you
mcdonalds mcflurry spoon
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The McDonald's McFlurry is undeniably one of the most famous fast food menu items of all time. But if you’ve ever ordered the dessert, you’ve likely noticed that the plastic utensil has a gaping hole at the end, but it’s not a straw.  So, what is it? A McDonald’s employee is going viral on TikTok for posting a video explaining the strange spoon. You can’t drink from it, so why is there that square hole? According to @marzpire, it’s an attachment for the mixing machine.

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That’s right, instead of using a part that staffers have to wash after each use, the end of the spoon fits right into the machine that blends vanilla soft serve with whatever topping you choose, be it M&Ms or Oreo cookie crumbles. Afterwards, they pop it off and serve it to you as is.

“I used to think it was a broken straw,” @ceoofbunnies wrote in the comments.

“MY WHOLE LIFE WAS A LIE,” @aykutofficial said.

“I was today years old when I learned this,” @jennynoelmyers said.

“I am now infinitely wiser” @conservativebrownie said.

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