Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A trip to Sonic to check out the new
Sonic Chocolate Mint Holiday Shake

I never know how to open these posts, so let me get to the important part first. Sonic would like you to know about this:


It's their Hand-mixed Holiday Cheer in the form of the brand new Chocolate Mint Holiday Shake (made with real ice cream ofcourse). They sent me a $20 gift to go try it out, and one lucky commenter can get themselves a $20 gift card as well (just make sure you leave your email address so I can find you).

If you do make it to sonic (with or without the gift card), I do recommend trying the new shake. There are probably two key features here. One, notice the chocolate milkshake base. Chocolate is the primary flavor here, I didn't pick up any kind of mint sauce blended in. Two, the candy cane bits aren't just the pretty topping. No no, they've blended some of the bits into the shake. It's funky because you can drink this like a normal shake and not really notice the bits OR take your time and enjoy the tiny crunches throughout your treat. It's a win win for a shake that is thicker than your standard fast food shake, yet still thin enough that you don't have to fight with it.


Ok, now you didn't think I pack up the kids, the wife, the iTablets and headed all the way out to Sonic just for a milkshake did you? Ofcourse not. That shake was merely my dessert for the ride home. You see, when we go to Sonic, we go all out. I'm taking all my gift cards, texting my buddy to meet us, and we're making a Sunday night adventure out of this.

So what did we get? Well, I couldn't resist the chance to try the new Asiago Grilled Chicken sandwich. It was a fine sandwich, though I dig make a mess of myself. I guess I still haven't mastered the soft breads of Sonic Sandwiches. They wrap them in foil pouches, so they kind of self steam and soften up. No one else really does that around here. I also tried the onion rings. They were fresh, simple, and I wished I had remembered to ask for ketchup to dip them in.

For my drink, I tried a Sonic Creamslush which is half ice cream, half slush, and completely hard to drink.... Sorry, I guess I was expecting my long lost Burger King ICEE but instead I got a very natural taste that was in desperate need of a bigger straw.

Mrs. Dubba actually went with a grilled cheese, tater tots and a tasty chocolate shake.

After downing her cheeseburger kid's meal, I got my daughter a mini Oreo blast. Now I don't remember them having a mini size last time, but I'm glad they do now.


Now my buddy was the only one who noticed this:
Boost your Blast with caramel, chocolate or strawberries

So he did! Pretty sure the caramel went all the way through.
(I had no idea he was so adventurous!)

Our last tip comes from my buddy's wife. She says you have to try a coke and the added shot of cherry flavor. It's like my beloved cherry coke, but even better and I am so trying that next time.

We say goodbye to our friends, hit the highway....

...and we're home! (sans one milkshake cup anyway)


Wait, should I mention the kid's meal toy before I go?
The big flashing sign out front says Farm Tots ARE HERE

I thought we were going to get some cuddly tots but technically this was our prize. It was unexpected, but in Sonic's defense, my young son did still get a big kick out of his cards and plays with them a few times a day, so he's still happy and that's what really matters.

Ok, thanks for reading the whole story. If you want to be entered to win the $20 gift card, simply enter a comment with your email below. Maybe tell us what you are hoping to get at Sonic... or for Christmas, or whatever, it's all good. I'll pick a winner over the weekend.

Tuesday Morning Update: Julien is our winner! Congratulations! Enjoy your gift card!


32 comments:

NB said...

Looks delicious. Need a shake for finals!

Alyssa said...

i have only been to sonic once, but would love to try their sweet potato tots and the holiday shake!

Julien said...

Great post as always, Dubba.

Now, don't you want to send me to Sonic for $20 worth of delicious?

Adam said...

I've been wanting to try these new chicken sandwiches, but who am I kidding? If I win, I'm getting a corn dog and tater tots, because there's really no other place to get them.

Dubba said...

sweet potato tots? I totally forgot about those.... strange, they aren't on the menu right now.

Dubba said...

HA! I had been tempted to try a corn dog because I've never actually had one before!

Anonymous said...

I would love a Sonic gift card because I've never been to a Sonic and I love shakes. (I would try a big shake!). I too, am obsessed with ice cream, so I was so glad to find this blog! [email hidden]

John Dunn said...

Wow these look good i want to try all of em [email hidden]

Anonymous said...

If I would win this gift card, I would definitely get an oreo sonic blast boosted with hot fudge. I'd be tempted to try the new chocolate mint holiday shake as well. [email hidden]

Queen Penelope said...

[email hidden] Sonic is one of my favorite places to go to for a shake :) Love the blog, keep it up!

Dubba said...

hehehe, I would send everyone a GC if I could!

Dubba said...

hehehe, looking back, I would totally dig have a big icy cold shake on my desk during finals.

StyLinStaR53 said...

I absolutely love Sonic's Diet Cherry Limeade! So refreshing!

Anne Sutton said...

[email hidden] I love Sonic because you can order breakfast all day. I love to roll in about 10 PM, grab a ham, egg and cheese toaster sandwich, some hot tots and finish it all up with a huge vanilla shake with a chocolate blast. Great late night eating :)

Jenna Z said...

Yum! I am huge cherry limeade fan! And sonic's French Toast sticks are a super-sugary filled breakfast!

Dubba said...

Doh! My wife talked herself out of getting those. Next time!

Dubba said...

Thanks!

Olivia said...

Any kind of milkshake is good in my book :)

Mary Balmer said...

I am the biggest fan of Sonic. At least their liquid stuff. The limeade and milkshakes--YUM. I'm always so focused on slurping down their drink treats that I have never tried any of their food! See, I need that gift card!

Marisa said...

I've never been to Sonic before so I'd love to try it! They've opened two near me recently.

xyuki.chiix said...

Last time I went, I got the fold-up barn that the tots are supposed to go in. -_-"

Brent Harris said...

I have never eaten at Sonic, so a gift card would get some tots and shakes in my belly.

Dubba said...

yeah, I get the feeling the cards are prize #15 and the barn is #16 (since it says 16 prizes but only shows 14 tots)

Dubba said...

no time like the present to start!

Beatrix_Delilah_Rice said...

My sister and I had that and the strawberry M&M blast. I definitely like the chocolate and mint combo better than McDonald's holiday McFlurry. The strawberry M&M blast was pretty good too. They topped mine with strawberries and syrup. Nom. Please pick me!! [email hidden]

Eric said...

As a Sonic newbie (only been once), these shakes are definitely enough to motivate me to go back (especially the one your friend made, that looks delicious!)

Heather said...

I've never been to a Sonic before. I'd love to try it, since I'm a slave to anything mint-flavored.

Danielle said...

I've only been to Sonic once but looved the coney dog and tots. I wanna go back to try the Ocean Water and their sundaes! Crazy to think I love ice cream and have yet to try theirs. Pick me Pick me!! [email hidden]

Dannielle Eichfeld said...

My sonic is rather far so I have to have a pretty good excuse to head out there but that shake looks worth it. Along with their tots, love those. <3

Anonymous said...

Hey there! Sonic is amazing; I love their ice cream. My sister's spent the past 4 months studying a school semester in South Korea and she comes home on the 19th. I would love to be able to welcome her back to the States with a Sonic Blast haha. [email hidden]

btyson said...

I would love to get some of their shakes. I love those things!

none_yer said...

Sonic is one of my go-to lunch stops. Love, love, love their chocolate shakes!