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YOU might have spent many an occasion perplexed at the old McFlurry's plastic spoons with a hole in the top.
But you might not know the real reason behind its design – to stir your ice cream.
McDonald's recently revealed it would be phasing out all plastic cutlery, including the iconic spoon, across England and Wales restaurants in a bid to be more eco-friendly.
But many are only just realising now why the plastic spoon was designed with a hole and hook.
And it's because the spoon is attached to the McFlurry machine and used to mix up your dessert.
One fast food fan said: "I thought it was a straw – I always tried to drink out of it."
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Another shockingly admitted: "I work for Maccies and somehow just found this out."
While a third added: "Bro, when I first had a McFlurry when I was like 10 I thought it was a straw."
It's not the first time food fans been left reeling after discovering a secret behind a product's design.
KitKat fans were left stunned after finding out what its wafer centre was made out of – other Kitkats.
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Fans of the two or four-finger chocolate bar were left in shock at the revelation.
One said: "No way a KitKat is inside of a KitKat I never would have thought."
Another added: "That's why it's so sweet!"
It comes after McDonald's said it would be scrapping plastic cutlery to reduce its carbon footprint.
The American-founded fast food chain is phasing in recyclable pressed-paper knives, forks and spoons instead.
The company hopes this will eliminate a staggering 853 metric tonnes of plastic across the UK each year.
In 2019, McDonald's also ditched plastic McFlurry lids, but it kept the plastic spoons at the time.
And a year earlier, it started phasing out plastic straws and replaced them with paper ones.
A number of other companies are adapting their products to tackle climate change as well.
Nestle replaced its Quality Street shiny wrappers with a duller waxed one in October.
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In August, Aldi ditched the colour codes on milk packaging and Lidl made a similar change to reduce wastage.
Coca-Cola has started rolling out new caps on its bottles to ensure they end up in recycling bins.
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