If, like us, you’ve tried – and failed – approximately 54,789 times to suck your McFlurry out of the hollow square end of the McFlurry spoon, then listen up.
Because, apparently, McDonald’s didn’t put that big ol’ hollow bottom on their spoons so you could use it like a straw.
It is the greatest question of our times (okay possibly the second greatest after ‘where is the s*dding Isle of Fernando’s?).
Why do McFlurry spoons have a square hole at the end?
Because it should be a straw.
But it’s not a straw. Goddamn it.
However hard we try.
It is not and never will be a straw.
But, what the hell is it then?
Enter Tumblr user The Waiting Platypus, engineering major, and ex-McDonald’s employee.
Here he is to explain what those spoons are all about:
As someone who worked at mcdonald’s i can tell you that: we fill the cup with ice cream, we dump the oreos on top, we stick the spoon in, we put the entire thing in a machine and use the spoon to stir your mcflurry.
So that square end is so they can attach it to the stirring machine.
Boom. The eternal question answered. Here’s a video of it happening IRL.