Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Oreo BK Sundae Shake

If it's ok, I'd like to start with a rant first - I hate fast food, I really do. I don't care how healthy they make it seem, deep down, it's either deep fried junk or grade E beef waste. Exaggerating? I don't think so. I spent about 18 months flipping grade E burgers, deep frying nuggets, and doing other unamusing tasks for a few bucks an hour. Since then, I do still visit other fast food chains, but the one where I worked? well, let's say I have more fingers than there are times that I have eaten there (and it's been awhile). Anyway, awhile back I started eating better, and in general, I try to avoid fast food. Sure I'm still a sucker for an Arby's Roast Beef Sandwich, and I would occasionally partake in a double stack cheeseburger from Wendy's, but overall, I was doing good.

Well schedules have been busy and we've been eating more junk again these last few months, but you know what, after Sunday, no more, no FRAKKIN' more! stop trying to kill me you evil little man!!! I realize what you are doing and I say "NO MORE!!!" AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, I'm alright. So coming home from Connecticut, we needed some food. It was getting late and it's not exactly easy to stop at a restaurant with a cranky baby, so I gave in and we pulled into BK. Actually, I saw red and thought it was Wendy's from the highway, but no matter, we were hungry. We really wanted ice cream, but since I had no idea where the nearest ice cream shoppe was, BK would have to do. We kept our meal fairly simple with just burgers and chicken tenders, but to wash it down we decided to try Burger King's new Oreo Sundae Shake. You know, it's been forever since I've had a BK shake, it really has.

Anyway, so it sounds tasty right? How could this meal possibly go wrong. Well, first, my chicken tenders were cool, chewy, and obviously cooked in grease that needed to be changed. I got frustrated after just two tenders and decided that was enough. I decided to have a few fries ...uggg, warm but greasy ...greasy greasy fries. Grrrr, now I'm more angry at my nasty meal. Maybe the shake can save me since I still had well over an hour to drive. slurp slurp, Grrrrr, why won't it come through the straw? why must you torment me?? I'm thirsty!! oh, so thirsty!!! I struggled and I did slowly drink my shake which had an half decent cookies and creme flavor, but the giant bits of Oreos kept jamming up the works. I did manage to drink my medium until I got to the part that was pretty much all cookies. With little food in my belly and 2/3 of a shake drank, I was unsatisfied. My wife offered me the rest of her medium which I then also proceeded to drink til I got to the cookie part again. Ok, I was full, but still unamused.

Sound's like I'm just complaining doesn't it? Well, technically that is my job as a reviewer, but let's start analyzing the facts here. When I got a chance, I headed over to the BK website to check on the new treat we had just tried, and that's when I read this: "Chunks of OREO® cookies blended into a vanilla milk shake and toped with chocolate syrup and whipped cream. So thick, you might want to ask for a BK PIPE® straw to avoid straw-cloggage." Pipe Straw? Must be that big blue straw we see in the picture. Guess what? WE DIDN'T GET THOSE! Grrrrr. Kind of like when DQ runs out of big spoons, BK has ruined our experience but giving us those dinky little red straws that kept jamming the whole time I was trying to drink my treat. Sure it may not have been as frustrating had we sat down for dinner rather than driving away, but I was trying to get home at a decent time and I cant dedicate two hands to my beverage. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Geez, I'm cranky today, aren't I? Well, guess what, companies need to realize they get one quality shot at winning over the customer and you can't mess us by forgetting something important like the giant straw. I hate to complain like this, but this kind of stuff drives me nuts. Do you get a frosty without a spoon? NO. Do you get a salad without a fork? NO. Well, then don't cheat me out of the straw I need to pretend to enjoy my sundae shake.

Oh, yeah, there is one other reason I'm cranky about this treat.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size - medium

Amount Per Serving
Calories  770from Fat alot
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g50%
- Sat Fat 20g100%
- Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 540mg23%
Total Carbohydrate 119g32%
- Dietary Fiber 2?g
- Sugars 105g
Protein 13g

yeah, that's just awful, especially when added to the other junk I ate and the fact I technically had more than one serving of shake. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I'm a perfect eater, but that's it, no more junk like this again. At least a blizzard is filling and puts me in a happy place. All this thing did was frustrate me.

In summary: not thick enough to be a sundae, too thick (chunky) to be a shake. Make sure you get the big blue pipe straw unless you enjoy sucking cookie bits through a tiny hole. Make sure you run about 4 miles after you eat this. Don't even get me started on the Chocolate Oreo Shake, it's even worse for you!

Question: Isn't whip cream suppose to melt? 3 hours later and the whip cream on top was still in the exact same shape it was when we bought the shakes. Now that's scary.


jayleah said...

i don't think you're being cranky! you're the customer, if the experience or food sucked, it sucked, and i would feel exactly the same way. wait - i did, when i was suckered into wendy's coffee toffee frosty, which was nothing more than a regular frosty with nasty coffee-flavored watery syrup and toffee crumbs. NEVER AGAIN.

Anonymous said...

I actually really like that it's so thick- I'm tired of ordering milkshakes that are more milk than anything.