Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Burger King Red Velvet Oreo Shake

[New for 2015, back briefly for January 2016] Alright, time for a quick review of Burger King's brand new Red Velvet Oreo Shake. That's right, the BK Oreo Shake now has a brother that's filled with so much red dye that you might run for the hills, or at least turn away. Oh, sure it looked innocent enough at first, but then, when it was done, it looked like this.

It was mostly white before in went in the mixer....

Oh so very very red.... and did they forget my Oreo bits??? For the love of Pete! Uggg, I think they did! Oh well, let's review it anyway because while it may not be a completely fair test, let's be honest, we all want to know what the red velvet syrup really adds besides a ton o' food coloring.

Here goes: It tastes like red velvet. like. a lot. Kind of in your face, not sure it's real, why did I buy this again type red velvet. Maybe the Oreo bits would have helped balance things, but the problem is, it's strong. It's not deathly strong, but it loses it's mystique quickly. It's red velvet, not red velvet cake or red velvet cheese frosting, it's red velvet. Well, food science red velvet anyway.

The underlying problem is that the regular Oreo shake isn't that good to begin with. The texture isn't very good, it's not very cold, and it just feels far removed from what a real awesome cookies & cream shake should taste like. It wasn't horrible, and I wasn't spitting it out, it just was meh.

Now if you adore a strong red velvet taste, and you don't mind BK shakes in general, you'll probably be fine, but if you were thinking about rushing out to try one, I would say don't rush too hard. I didn't even finish mine.

Verdict?  very very red. tolerable at best.
Buy Again?  nope

Note: @evilpez4 told us about the new McDonald's Canada Red Velvet Oreo McFlurry. I can only assume that it's got to be way better..... Update, the answer is no, it's not better. While being very red, the mcflurry is surprisingly very boring. Oh well.... wait, one more pic.

17 comments:

Alek Roz said...

They should had used the red velvet oreos.

Anonymous said...

That's not blood the next morning

Jamie said...

I was just searching for photos... some of the shakes on instagram look like the cookie crumbles are sprinkled on the top? still that red dye makes me gag

Josh Hinnenkamp said...

The only thing that could make this less appetizing is if they used cochineal dye.

Shaniece Frazier said...

This needs to be reconsidered mu stomach is on fire from all tht dye smh

Anonymous said...

MY STOMACH FELT SICK AFTER DRINKING THIS......THEN THE DIARRHEA...THEN THE RED DIARRHEA...FREAKED ME OUT..WON'T DRINK THIS AGAIN!!!!

Anonymous said...

I wish I knew about this before I tired it. I'm pregnant and the last thing I wanna see is red!! I almost bawled my fucking eyes cause I thought there was something wrong with my baby. Seriously. This drink can go f**k itself

Anonymous said...

My son bought this shake for me this afternoon because he knows I like red velvet cake. I developed stomach cramps soon after drinking it. I've lost count of how many trips I have made to the bathroom after drinking it, but let's put it this way--the Imodium isn't helping. I also thought I had internal bleeding until I realized it must be red food coloring or some additive in the shake. Very frightening at first to see that, and I'm feeling pretty sick. I would not recommend this shake to anyone, and especially not to children or the elderly who can more easily and quickly dehydrate from such an experience.c

Dubba Scoops said...

I'm not sure how many of these comments are true and how many are a bit of a fabrication or embellishment having fun with the shake's coloring....

Anonymous said...

Dubba Scoops, I'm the one whose son bought the shake for me today. Trust me, I'm not embellishing. I'm really sick from it, and the symptoms as well as the shock of the red color of the symptoms are very real. Since other people are having similar experiences, I really wanted to warn people about this milkshake. BK should consider another formula or taking it off the menu all together.

Dubba Scoops said...

Thank you for the clarification, I hope you feel better!

Anonymous said...

This just happened to me too, I thought I had internal bleeding

Anonymous said...

Had red velvet shake at 9pm. I have been in the bathroom since 2am whilst my body violenty rejected it. The red struggle is real.

Unknown said...

I just want to add, this is absolutely true. I happen to know that I have a sensitivity to red dye #40, so I should have known better. I couldn't believe how red the shake was when they handed it to me. Like vampire red. The next day I had a terrible stomach ache. They must put the equivalent of an entire bottle of red dye in this stuff. This shake should be taken off the market. And for clarification, I actually enjoy the regular Oreo shake at Burger King and have purchased it many times, but the "red velvet" did not taste any different to me than the regular Oreo shake. Cream cheese? Not that I could taste.

Tammy Hanna said...

I agree. I freaked out and actually made my husband come look. Gross I know. But I thought maybe I needed to go to the hospital. I've been in the bathroom 5 times in 2 hours. I FINALLY put two and two together and looked up the shake. Thank you for posting.

candy lazar said...

Its not a fabrication! I also had bad cramps and diarrhea from this shake. It was blood red and scared me until I thought, well I did just consume a medium cup of red dye. Some peoples tummy just can't handle that much dye.

Dubba Scoops said...

Hi! Wasnt trying to demean anyone's suffering, I just felt that I should add a disclaimer just to be safe. If it makes you feel better (redder?), I made the mistake of eating a red velvet bagel. Won't do that again!