If you’ve ever had a McFlurry at McDonald’s, perhaps you’ve wondered why the spoon is shaped so…weirdly.
It’s hollow like a straw, but you can’t sip through it. And the handle is a strange, boxy, square shape. Why not just give us a plain, old-fashioned spoon???
Well, a McDonald’s employee and TikTok user, @marzpire, recently uploaded a video that explains WHY McFlurry spoons are shaped that way — and it’s kind of blowing my mind:
It turns out the spoon is actually used to MAKE the McFlurry. Employees attach the spoon to the McFlurry machine, and it acts as a tiny little mixer, spinning and stirring your topping of choice into the ice cream.
Then, once it’s done mixing, the employee detaches it from the machine, and boom: Now you’ve got a perfectly mixed McFlurry and a handy spoon with which to eat it. Magic!
“If u didnt know, now u do 😄,” she captioned the video, along with the hashtag #McdonaldsSecrets.
Now, perhaps you are very smart and already knew this. But I sure didn’t, and neither did many on TikTok:
It’s something we’ve all been curious about, at least once in our lives:
Important questions were asked — and answered — in the comments:
While some people just had jokes:
Thank you, TikTok, for always keeping us educated and informed:
You can check out the McFlurry spoon reveal below: