Burger King Dr. Pepper Shake
Well, after a few moments of drive-thru verifying that they have the shake available, I ordered it up and headed down the road for a nice Dr. Pepper Shake and 10 piece nugget dinner. Was I afraid? Honestly? No. As a kid, we would get two cases of soda whenever we went to Spag's. A case of Coca-Cola for me and a case of Dr. Pepper for my mom. I stuck with Coke most of the time, but every now and then I would swap it out for a Dr. Pepper. There's just something nice about the more complex flavor. I rarely seek it out nowadays, but it is nice to have a Dr. Pepper once in awhile. Ok, backstory done.
So, how does it taste? Kind of like you'd expect, if you were expecting something positive that is. Basically, it works, quite well for what it is. It was icy cold like a shake yet still had that familiar Dr. Pepper flavor. For the most part, everything is in balance. It's a thin shake so I did basically chugged the first third or so of a medium size, but yeah, I was enjoying myself.
That said, I want to throw out a disclaimer. Part of me wants to say there is a bit of weirdness to it. Maybe there were just a few spots that were a little too heavy on the syrup, that's possible, or maybe the flavor just lingered a little weird, but just keep that in mind. It's not the end all, be all, ultimate DP float, but if you think you might like it, definitely go for it, just maybe start with a small or split a medium with someone.
Neat trick BK. After this initial taste test, yeah, I'm curious to see if they will try it with other syrups. What if it's as simple as adding soda syrup to the shake? That's means we could have any flavor we want and I like that thought. Cherry Coke Shake anyone?
Verdict? neat trick
Buy Again? yeah
Note: Nick actually made it out to BK first but he tried the Oreo Irish Mint Shake instead. How did it go? One, they forgot the Oreos (like they did on my red velvet shake) and two, the food coloring is indeed what makes it "Irish". That's just sad.