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McDonald's launches high-tech straw

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  • February 16, 2017
  • Erin McKenzie
McDonald's launches high-tech straw

In a ‘Special Event’ Facebook Live video, similar to an Apple announcement, McDonald's has announced a new Chocolate Shamrock shake and a game-changing straw to match.

With the new shake featuring a dual layer of chocolate and mint, McDonald’s teamed up with a “real team of actual super-duper smart aerospace engineers,” according to the presenter Austin Evans, to create a new straw that will allow for both flavours to be enjoyed at once.

The result, is the Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal (straw for short), which Evans describes as both a “spectacularly unnecessary innovation” and a “technological breakthrough that will forever change the world of shakes” as it allows for an even amount of each flavour to be consumed at once.

Evans added the straw to the list of other innovations by McDonald’s, including the all-day breakfast, updated McNuggets and Big Macs, and bottles of Big Mac sauce.

To prove how good the straw is, it’s giving away 2000 straws while the Chocolate Shamrock shake is available. We understand it won’t be a feature on the New Zealand menu.

Not convinced by the new straw design? Watch the full 20-minute video below:

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Smith and Caughey's pirate-themed Christmas window

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  • November 30, 2017
  • The Register team
Smith and Caughey's pirate-themed Christmas window

It’s the highlight of the festive season for many shoppers: the day when Auckland department store Smith and Caughey’s opens the curtains at the front of its store to reveal a tiny animated world that’s all about Christmas. The theme for 2017 is 'A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas.' If you've got or seen a great store or mall display, why not show it off on The Register? Just email a picture and a short explanation of the store to editor@theregister.co.nz

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Asahi pairs with Asics for 30 year milestone

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  • November 17, 2017
  • Courtney Devereux
Asahi pairs with Asics for 30 year milestone

In celebration of Asahi’s 30 years in business, the alcohol brand has partnered with Asics Tiger to create a limited-edition sneaker collection with only 30 available in the world.

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Spitfire x Vans collaboration rekindles the flame

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  • November 15, 2017
  • Findlay Buchanan
Spitfire x Vans collaboration rekindles the flame

Iconic skatewear duo Vans and Spitfire Wheels unveil its fourth collection as the holiday season arrives. The launch consists of shoes, apparel and accessories in hope of keeping ‘the underground lit’.

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