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Old Sep 3rd, 2008, 09:38 AM   1
sarah_george
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Mcdonalds milkshakes???


Hi all, I have been absolutely dying for a mcdonalds strawberry milkshake for like 2 weeks now, so far i have managed to resist but its getting really painful! i'm sure i have read a while ago that you are not supposed to have them, anyone know for definite? I know Mr whippys are out so i'm guessing its a similar sort of thing xxx



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Old Sep 3rd, 2008, 09:39 AM   2
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when i was pregnant i want told about them, so i had one occasionally and it didnt hurt xx



 
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Old Sep 3rd, 2008, 09:42 AM   3
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I haven't had any McDonalds milkshakes but i had a TGI's one the otherday. I didn't even occur to me that it might be a bad thing. Apart from the fattening thing The way i saw it, it was extra calcium for LO



 
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Old Sep 3rd, 2008, 09:42 AM   4
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I was addicted to strawberry thick shakes while pregnant. Never heard you weren't allowed them.



 
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Old Sep 3rd, 2008, 09:43 AM   5
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As long as they used pasteurized milk products it's fine. I can't tell you how much soft serve ice cream I had from Dairy Queen and Wendy's throughout my pregnancy....it was a lot



 
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Old Sep 3rd, 2008, 09:57 AM   6
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just looked this up for you Sarah hope it helps this is ingredients for mcd's milkshakes dont think there is anything in there that should harm.



Milkshakes
Milkshake Base

Milk, Sugar, Whey Powder, Glucose Syrup, Cream,
(40% Butterfat), Stabiliser (E412 Guar Gum, E407
Carageenan (Standardised with Sugars)), Dextrose,
E410 Locust Bean Gum.
Banana Flavour Milkshake Syrup
Sugar, Water, Glucose Syrup, Natural Colouring
Agent (E100 Curcumin), Banana Flavour, Natural
Colouring Agent (E160c Paprika Extract), Acidifier
(E330 Citric Acid), Preservative (E202 Potassium
Sorbate).
Chocolate Flavour Milkshake Syrup
Glucose Syrup, Water, Glucose-Fructose Syrup,
Reduced Fat Cocoa Powder (6.6%), Acidulant
(E338 Phosphoric Acid), Colour (E150 Caramel),
Caramel Sugar Syrup, Salt, Flavour, Butter
Fat, Cocoa Mass, Acidulant (E330 Citric Acid),
Emulsifier (E322 Soya Lecithin), Preservative (E202
Potassium Sorbate).
Strawberry Flavour Milkshake Syrup
Water, Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Strawberry Juice
Concentrate, Colour (E162 Beetroot Juice
Concentrate), Acidulant (E330 Citric Acid),
Strawberry Flavour, Preservative (E202 Potassium
Sorbate).
Vanilla Flavour Milkshake Syrup
Water, Sugar, Caramelised Sugar, Colour (E150d
Caramel), Flavour (Vanillin), Acidifier (E330 Citric
Acid), Preservative (E202 Potassium Sorbate



 
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Old Sep 3rd, 2008, 10:15 AM   7
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Hi I used to work for McDonalds for almost 9 years and can tell you that all (Can't guarantee all do it though) restaurants are required to clean their shake/ice cream machines once a week and this is a full on take the machine apart and sterilise each and every part job and is very thorough and usually done at night after the store is closed which is why you wont normally see it being done!! Also each store is subject to random Food Safety tests in which samples of the shakes and sundaes are taken away for testing.
The milkshake mix and sundae mix are two separate mixes, not the same thing, i.e. milkshakes are not made from the same stuff as mcfurries!! It is as far as i'm aware pasteurised milk that is used but I couldn't find anything to confirm that but for those concerned about their McD's cravings heres their ingredients list: http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/resources.../Nutrition.pdf

I'm not saying that I would without a doubt be recommending the safe drinking their shakes, but personally I will indulge on the rare occasion I get a craving but it will be at the restaurant that I worked as I know their food safety record!!

Hope that helps.....I did ramble a bit there though!!!




 
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Old Sep 3rd, 2008, 11:50 AM   8
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The reason that there are concerns about the Mr Whippy style ice creams, McDonald's etc is the risk of listeria. I looked for ages and found info similar to the above on their site i.e. the machines are cleaned either daily or weekly which hopefully is the case. I can't stand the shakes (usually love them) as they're too sweet at the mo' but their ice cream is one of the few things I can stomach so I've had a couple. Really horrible when it comes back up but nice on the way down.



 
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Old Sep 3rd, 2008, 16:02 PM   9
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Aww thankyou ladies, what a lot of effort you have put into some of these posts! well i think i can conclude that theres no reason to suggest that they are not allowed, I will be off through the drive through first thing in the morning gutted i havent had one before now, it really was painful not having one today, but boy will i enjoy them from now on! wonder how many other people have had triggered a maccie milkshake craving from these posts xxxx



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Old Sep 4th, 2008, 00:11 AM   10
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Now I want one!!!!



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