According to their website "Cook Out is a fast food, privately owned restaurant chain in North Carolina. Founded in Greensboro NC, the chain has since expanded throughout the state and into the neighboring states of TN, SC, VA, GA, and now KY with over 140 locations and growing"
We stopped at locations in both North Carolina and Georgia. Out first stop was exciting once we saw all the options we had. Seeing as it was late and we had a good amount of driving left to do, we opted to try their Mocha Shake. You know, their is coffee in it so that should be a perfect caffiene substitute.
Upon first sip, this shake was thick. Very, very, very thick. It was an effort to get that first sip to be honest. However, it was well worth it. The shake was rich and very creamy in texture and consistency. The mocha flavor was mainly chocolate but had a nice roboust coffee flavor on the back end. Really, there's not much to talk about when it comes to flavor sadly. It's good, don't get me wrong and definitely satifies any mocha cravings you are having. It's just not something that'll blow your mind which is understandable. The texture makes it something to try though. Honestly, this might be the best milkshake consistency I have ever encountered. It's thick like a shake should be and the consistency shows they're not messing around when it comes to ingredients.
Our next trip to Cook-Out ended up with us grabbing two shakes this time. Oreo Mint and Heath Bar. Let's go with the former first. The consistency is the same with these two shakes minus the fact that these both of mix-ins. The Oreo Mint had perfectly sized bits of oreo wafers throughout it. None of them ended up getting stuck in the straw which is always a good thing. The mint flavor is a bit restraint. I'm guessing they used a mint syrup because there was a definite vanilla presence in the flavor. This shake tastes like a cookies and cream ice cream that has some sort of mint swirl throughout. I quite enjoyed this shake but was hoping there was more of a mint flavor.
Lastly, the Heath Shake may seem like the simplest of the shakes but it was definitely my favorite. This shake was loaded with heath bar bits and they were once again the perfect size. No straw cloggage throughout the entire shake. That's saying a lot when basically ever sip had a bit of toffee in it. There's just something about the combo of vanilla ice cream and toffee that makes such a simple but delicious combo. I'm curious how this one would be with a caramel swirl or with toffee bits in a coffee shake. Still, out fo the three we tried, this was hands down the best in my book. Cook-Out has a ton of shakes though so I'm sure if I had more time and a bigger stomach, I'd find another favorite. If you have a Cook-Out near you, I'd have no problem recommending them for a shake fix. If you've ever been to one, what is your favorite shake? Be sure to let me know in the comments!