McFlurry is just vanilla ice-cream in a cup (Simple Vegan Blog). The problem with modern society is that (like swapping nuclear power for wind power), everyone seems to just want to replace same with almost-the-same. Now the rage is for a vegan McFlurry. It still means supporting a company that kills over 300,000 cattle a year to make burgers, polluted the planet with plastic straws (attracting a petition of over 50,000 people to go back to plastic, as the paper ones ‘went soggy in their McFlurry’) and until recently, even used animal fat in their French fries. Even the original actor who played Ronald McDonald is now a vegetarian activist, saying he could not in good faith tell children the food came from ‘happy cows’. Why not just enjoy some nice plant-based ice-cream instead and eat it from a bowl?
The Oreo McFlurry contains palm oil, and although the company now uses paper straws (after a redesign when it was found the first ones did not biodegrade), the company still keeps plastic spoons on the McFlurry’s. It was only due to a big campaign by the 12,000 members of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society that they agreed to change the design of their lids, due to hogs getting stuck in them, after people threw the containers on the ground. Hedgehogs would crawl in the opening (attracted by the sweet smell) and then could not get out, due to their spines.