McDonald's New Futuristic Straw Will Change How You Drink Milkshakes

McDonald's has hired aerospace and robotic engineers to redesign the regular straw to deliver the fifty-fifty ratio of flavors of its new Chocolate Shamrock Shake.

The high-tech straw is called STRAW, which is short for Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal. The S.T.R.A.W. -which was announced via a big Facebook Live event today, complete with lovingly rendered pans over its sleek surface-will be available in limited quantities to people who really want a fancy engineered straw that comes in its own ridiculous carrying case.

Submit your Newswire tips here. Meanwhile, McDonald's has yet to put any engineers on the problem of fixing the Shamrock Shakes' persistent unusual chemical aftertaste.

McDonald's claims the straw enables the two flavours to be sucked up at the same time. This includes the Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe, Shamrock Hot Chocolate, and Shamrock Mocha, all with the usual ingredients but with Shamrock Shake syrup blended in.

Based on the information submitted by the company, the straw was developed in such a way that it could deliver the mint flavor and the chocolate in equal portions when the customer takes a sip.

The simple drinking straw is pretty simple in terms of its design and performance. "A lot of designs we came up with would work well when the shake was full, or might work when the shake was empty", he tells Fast Company, "but in a lot of situations, we found if we didn't get the diameters just right, we'd end up drawing in air".

According to McDonald's, this innovation is not as basic as simply cutting an extra hole. Sadly, McDonald's will limit the straw distribution.

The STRAW is quite impressive itself, and you'll be able to find it soon at McDonald's locations across the country.

Related News: