Geek Trivia

Which Food Has Never Been An Official McDonald’s Mascot?

In What Field of Study Is "Spaghettification" A Technical Term?

Answer: Milkshakes

McDonald’s has been around since the mid-20th century which means they’ve had more than enough time to amass some curious mascots through many advertising campaigns and projects. There’s a certain sort of continuity to their mascots too, as officially they all live in a Mcdonalds’ themed alternate reality known as McDonaldland.

In McDonaldland, you’ll find the more notable mascots like Ronald McDonald himself, the burger-obsessed Hamburgler, and a host of mascots based on actual McDonalds products like Mayor McCheese (the major of McDonaldland who, as you may guess, has a giant cheeseburger for a head), Officer Big Mac (you guessed it, he’s a giant Big Mac), and The Happy Meal Gang (a friendly gang made up of the core components of the Happy Meal: hamburger, fries, and soft drink). Even the McGriddle breakfast sandwich got a character in 2003, the Griddler.

Despite the enormous popularity of their shakes over the years, however, McDonald’s never got around to creating a McDonald’s character based on them. Don’t worry though, if your life is truly incomplete without a talking milkshake mascot, you can always turn to the adult comedy cartoon Aqua Teen Hunger Force (in no way associated with McDonalds, we assure you) which features a crass talking milkshake brought to life by a mad scientist’s experiment.

Image courtesy of McDonalds.