McDonald’s Is Phasing Out The Weird McFlurry Spoon That Looks Like It Should Be A Straw But Isn’t

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Mariane Angela Entertainment And News Reporter
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McDonald’s announced Tuesday that they will be phasing out their McFlurry spoons in order to reduce plastic waste.

McDonald’s is set to replace the McFlurry spoon with a more conventional utensil, the same type used for their sundaes, according to their website. The move is rooted in the company’s commitment to curbing single-use plastic waste, all while ensuring that customers can still enjoy the McFlurry they have cherished for years.

“Restaurants across the country are transitioning to a reusable spindle that’s swapped out and cleaned after each McFlurry is made. Once the mixing magic is complete, your McFlurry will be served with a smaller black spoon that uses less plastic (the same one that comes with our Sundaes),” McDonald’s said in the statement. (RELATED: Fight Over McDonald’s Sauces Leads To Stabbing Death Of Teen, Police Say)

“This small change will help reduce single-use plastic waste in restaurants – while giving customers the same delicious McFlurry they know and love,” the fast food chain further added. “That’s a win-win in our book.”

The fast-food chain also recently announced the “Free Fries Fridays” promotion, which gives customers ten opportunities to receive a free order of medium fries starting Oct. 27 and continuing until Dec. 29, according to CNBC.