Reddit Knows Why There Are Oreo Crumbs In Your Chick-Fil-A Frosted Lemonade

While no one's denying that Chick-fil-A's lemonade is pretty darn good, we can think of one thing better: Chick-fil-A's frosted lemonade. This particular menu item is an irresistible mix of lemonade and ice cream, and in that regard is more of a dessert than a drink. But who are we to complain?

Despite an overwhelming flood of positive reviews, a few Chick-fil-A customers have voiced feelings of disappointment toward the frosted lemonade. In one Reddit thread, users said they had expected the drink to be more of a slush than a milkshake, while others said it was prone to being pulpy and separating into layers. Kinda brings to mind Starbucks' olive oil coffees, which aren't too appetizing when all of the oil rises to the top of the cup.

Perhaps the most concerning of all, however, are the comments about customers finding little "black things" in their frosted lemonades. What's that about, Chick-fil-A? Do we need to be worried about bugs, sanitation, cross-contamination, or all of the above?

Chick-fil-A has a problem with Oreo crumb-spillage

The internet was collectively freaking out after one Reddit user shared a photo of black specks in their Chick-fil-A frosted lemonade. (Rest assured, we've gotten to the bottom of it, and it's not bugs.) Instead, as countless Chick-fil-A employees pointed out, the specks are Oreo crumbs. Apparently, most Chick-fil-A kitchens are set up with the Oreo dispenser above the milkshake spinner, and using the spinner can dislodge crumbs, making them fall into whatever frosted drink is being made.

Although this may be a relief for some, this kind of contamination can prove problematic for customers with allergies. Oreo cookies contain wheat and soy, both of which are common allergens. As such, another Redditor commented that their particular Chick-fil-A location was very diligent about keeping equipment clean, but clearly this isn't the case everywhere. Just as you should call a sit-down restaurant about your allergies ahead of time, you should make sure to tell fast food employees if you have an allergy so they can make sure they're doing what they can to keep you safe.