Well schedules have been busy and we've been eating more junk again these last few months, but you know what, after Sunday, no more, no FRAKKIN' more! stop trying to kill me you evil little man!!! I realize what you are doing and I say "NO MORE!!!" AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok, I'm alright. So coming home from Connecticut, we needed some food. It was getting late and it's not exactly easy to stop at a restaurant with a cranky baby, so I gave in and we pulled into BK. Actually, I saw red and thought it was Wendy's from the highway, but no matter, we were hungry. We really wanted ice cream, but since I had no idea where the nearest ice cream shoppe was, BK would have to do. We kept our meal fairly simple with just burgers and chicken tenders, but to wash it down we decided to try Burger King's new Oreo Sundae Shake. You know, it's been forever since I've had a BK shake, it really has.
Anyway, so it sounds tasty right? How could this meal possibly go wrong. Well, first, my chicken tenders were cool, chewy, and obviously cooked in grease that needed to be changed. I got frustrated after just two tenders and decided that was enough. I decided to have a few fries ...uggg, warm but greasy ...greasy greasy fries. Grrrr, now I'm more angry at my nasty meal. Maybe the shake can save me since I still had well over an hour to drive. slurp slurp, Grrrrr, why won't it come through the straw? why must you torment me?? I'm thirsty!! oh, so thirsty!!! I struggled and I did slowly drink my shake which had an half decent cookies and creme flavor, but the giant bits of Oreos kept jamming up the works. I did manage to drink my medium until I got to the part that was pretty much all cookies. With little food in my belly and 2/3 of a shake drank, I was unsatisfied. My wife offered me the rest of her medium which I then also proceeded to drink til I got to the cookie part again. Ok, I was full, but still unamused.
Sound's like I'm just complaining doesn't it? Well, technically that is my job as a reviewer, but let's start analyzing the facts here. When I got a chance, I headed over to the BK website to check on the new treat we had just tried, and that's when I read this: "Chunks of OREO® cookies blended into a vanilla milk shake and toped with chocolate syrup and whipped cream. So thick, you might want to ask for a BK PIPE® straw to avoid straw-cloggage." Pipe Straw? Must be that big blue straw we see in the picture. Guess what? WE DIDN'T GET THOSE! Grrrrr. Kind of like when DQ runs out of big spoons, BK has ruined our experience but giving us those dinky little red straws that kept jamming the whole time I was trying to drink my treat. Sure it may not have been as frustrating had we sat down for dinner rather than driving away, but I was trying to get home at a decent time and I cant dedicate two hands to my beverage. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Geez, I'm cranky today, aren't I? Well, guess what, companies need to realize they get one quality shot at winning over the customer and you can't mess us by forgetting something important like the giant straw. I hate to complain like this, but this kind of stuff drives me nuts. Do you get a frosty without a spoon? NO. Do you get a salad without a fork? NO. Well, then don't cheat me out of the straw I need to pretend to enjoy my sundae shake.
Oh, yeah, there is one other reason I'm cranky about this treat.
|Serving Size - medium|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 770||from Fat alot|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 33g||50%|
|- Sat Fat 20g||100%|
|- Trans Fat 1g|
|Total Carbohydrate 119g||32%|
|- Dietary Fiber 2?g|
|- Sugars 105g|
yeah, that's just awful, especially when added to the other junk I ate and the fact I technically had more than one serving of shake. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I'm a perfect eater, but that's it, no more junk like this again. At least a blizzard is filling and puts me in a happy place. All this thing did was frustrate me.
In summary: not thick enough to be a sundae, too thick (chunky) to be a shake. Make sure you get the big blue pipe straw unless you enjoy sucking cookie bits through a tiny hole. Make sure you run about 4 miles after you eat this. Don't even get me started on the Chocolate Oreo Shake, it's even worse for you!
Question: Isn't whip cream suppose to melt? 3 hours later and the whip cream on top was still in the exact same shape it was when we bought the shakes. Now that's scary.