Chick-Fil-A Has Good News For Fans Of Its Peppermint Chip Milkshake

For people whose favorite beverages come through a drive-thru window, this is a most wonderful time of the year. First of all, this is when pumpkin spice and eggnog lattes course through the veins of coffee lovers. Now you can add another traditional item to your holiday drink list. Chick-fil-A's peppermint chip milkshake is back for a limited time, starting on Monday, November 16 (via Chew Boom).

While often described as flavored with peppermint candies and chocolate chips, Chick-fil-A says the peppermint chip milkshake is actually loaded with chips of peppermint bark. (Don't picture the outside of a peppermint tree because that's not a thing. Peppermint bark is pieces of chocolate with peppermint candy stuck in it.)

You'll pay a premium for the peppermint chip milkshake, which costs 30 cents more than Chick-fil-A's usual shake offerings. But customers seem to think the seasonal treat is worth it. "Best news of 2020!!!" one user commented under Chick-fil-A's Facebook post announcing the milkshake's return. "Thank you Chick-fil-A for bringing us some much needed joy. It should be on the menu year around, but I'll take it when I can get it."

The peppermint chip milkshake is a hit but might not be Chick-fil-A's most popular

In addition to the peppermint bark, Chick-fil-A's holiday milkshake is made with its Icedream soft-serve dessert stuff, which doesn't officially qualify as ice cream because it doesn't have enough milk fat (via Eat This, Not That!). And while calorie counters get off lightly with the 130-calorie Icedream cone, the peppermint chip milkshake packs a much heavier wallop, at 730 calories, 25 grams of fat, and 117 grams of carbohydrates. And that's for the smaller size.

If you haven't tried Chick-fil-A's peppermint chip milkshake, scroll through social media. You'll become convinced that, for some people at least, nothing tastes more like the holidays. On the day the milkshake came out this year, one Twitter user dared people to question her time management: "Am I gonna spend an hour in traffic later today to get the delicious and amazing peppermint chip milkshake from Chick-fil-A? Yes. Don't judge me."

Even with all the hype surrounding the peppermint chip milkshake, it might not even be the best milkshake Chick-fil-A offers. Redbook recently posted a fast food milkshake top-20 list, and another seasonal Chick-fil-A milkshake landed in the No. 2 spot: the summertime peach milkshake, made with real peaches. (Chick-fil-A's home base is Georgia, so peaches make sense.) If the peach version is sunshine in a milkshake, as Redbook declared, then maybe Chick-fil-A's peppermint chip shake is Christmas in a cup.