Friday, October 6, 2017

Burger King Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shake

[Limited starting Oct 2017] We knew this day was coming right? BK is having way too much fun not to throw another silly cereal flavored shake our way. The best part is that these shakes seem to be available as soon as I hear about them. So, let's head out and grab...

Burger King Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shake
vanilla-flavored soft serve, Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, and sweet sauce

The first few sips of this one were pretty awful. The cinnamon is turned up to "burn" and I have no idea why. It's a shake inspired by a cereal, not the scrapings from a Cinnabon cooking tray.

I pressed on and realized there is a bit of eggy-ness to this shake as well. If you've ever had some ice cream brand's attempt at a french toast ice cream, this might remind you of it. Unfortunately, that's not really a compliment as those attempts are usually flawed.

I will admit that there are moments where this is fairly tasty. It did seem to get better as I went along. The secret was to drink quick so as not to notice all the flaws. I still got the egg and the burn, but there was more pleasantness to balance everything out.

For the record, there is actual cereal bits in this shake. I got an occasional crunch here and there as I went along and I did wind up eating all the crumbs that you see at the bottom of my cup. This may have been my favorite part because it tasted most like what I wanted.

Overall, I have to call this one a fail. There was no need to mess it up like this. Granted, there could be a bit of server error in the mix, but this particular serving has definitely scared me off from trying again. I'll stick with making cereal milkshakes at home.

In the interest of disclosure, yes, I have read reviews that are pretty excited by this new shake. I am not one of those people. It happens. At least JunkBanter was disappointed as well.

Verdict?  too many wrong notes
Buy Again?  nope


Anonymous said...

I was so disappointed by this shake. I love cinnamon - all varieties of cinnamon. This was fake and sweet and chemically. I couldn’t drink more than two sips. I found the fruit loops shake and the lucky charms shake to be much more accurate. This is the worst flavor in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

By the way - JC Scoops (pie pop people) now have 8 flavors of ice cream. Also, the Dryers frozen hot chocolate and the pumpkin pie (which now has graham cracker crust) aren’t bad.

Dubba Scoops said...

Yeah, I know, JC pints just aren't around here since I am so far from their base of operations. As for Dreyers (Edy's), I say meh. I don't care how many times they retool their pumpkin light ice cream, it's still going to be light ice cream. Give me a grand version with a plentiful graham cracker swirl and then they'll get my attention.

Anonymous said...

The graham really helps. It’s certainly not at the top of my list, but if you want light ice cream, I think it’s decent enough.