Ok, let's go back to the beginning. I'm at Walmart and about to leave when I see something brandy new! Not just that, but it's a complete assortment of 3 shakes and 3 smoothies! Oh I'm excited! I love new products and more importantly I love milkshakes. I'm trying not to get my hopes too high, but I have to bring home more than one.
Wow, I wasn't expecting that! This funky star shape must allow the milk to flow freely, though there is this weird tunnel/hole in the center that's probably hard for you to see. To be honest, I know there is a good Boba Fett joke here, I just can't think of it.
The instructions say to add a 1/3 of a cup of skim milk. I'm out of 2%, and I despise skim, so we're going with some 1%. A third of a cup brings the milk to just over the top of the ice cream.
The good news is the star design really does work and I can instantly go to work on smushing up my shake. It's easy work and takes little time sinceI'm getting very little resistance from the slow churned ice cream.
I have a couple of spoonfuls and it's ok, but you have to use a straw to truly test a shake. Hmmm, It's ok, but a little thick, so I add a little bit more milk. Ok, it's going down (well up) a bit easier, but little tiny ice chunks keep getting stuck in my straw, and even when they don't get stuck, I'm still chewing on them, and that is not my idea of a good shake. Maybe there were ice crystals buried in my container, probably in all those star shaped air gaps, or it's just the nature of the ice cream, I don't really know.
Even if I ignore the ice chunks (which aren't awful mind you, just annoying), the big problem here is taste. It's got that fake vanilla taste, kind of like a cheap vanillin pudding. I finished the shake off, but I have no desire to pick up another vanilla one. I'm hoping cookies & cream is better!
The deed is done, but am I full? Well, at first I didn't think so, but after about 15 minutes I felt really full (which was inconvenient considering I had just finished making dinner). I can freely admit that I was tempted to have a second one around 8 o'clock but I decided to have some no-fat Italian Ice instead (I try hard not to have ice cream twice in one day).
I'll try to have another flavor tomorrow! Let's hope for the best!
|Serving Size 1 shake (before milk)|
|Calories 210||from Fat 45|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 5g||8%|
|- Sat Fat 3.5g||18%|
|- Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 36g||12%|
|- Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|- Sugars 28g|
|Vitamin A 4%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium %||Iron %|