The viral McDonald's TikTok trend will shake you to your core

McDonakd's Grimace Shake TikTok trend
(Image credit: McDonald's / @thefrazmaz on TikTok / Future)

Anyone who's been on TikTok recently may have been alarmed to discover a deadly new scourge threatening humanity. No, it's not a new pandemic or a nuclear apocalypse. It's a McDonald's milkshake. 

If you're not familiar with the viral trend, this is how it began. McDonald's launched a limited-edition 'Grimace Shake' to celebrate the birthday of the reformed former shake-stealing purple blob who in later years became Ronald McDonald's bosom buddy. Some genius satirised the product in a TikTok post in which he tried the purple-coloured shake and ended up on the floor foaming at the mouth. The entire world followed. Even Courteney Cox (see our pick of the best TikTok cameras and the best ring lights if you're looking to up your own TikTok game).


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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.