Friday, January 14, 2011

Twisted Shakes

This past weekend, while at Duffein Mall, I came across a new milkshake booth called Twisted Shakes. As a big milkshake fan, I just had to try one out so I ordered something called an X Rated, one of Twisted Shakes’ “twisted blends”. Made using a rich vanilla base, it had Irish cream syrup, chocolate chips and an entire dark Mars blended into it.

To put it simply, it was one of the best milkshakes I have ever had, if not the best. The only way this shake could have been any better was if it had been made with Bailey’s Irish Cream.

Actually, that’s not entirely true. Halfway through drinking my shake, I discovered at least half of the Mars bar still in solid form, at the bottom of the cup. Also at the bottom where at least two tablespoons of chocolate chips. I can only imagine how amazing this thing would have been if everything had been fully blended into the shake.

One upside to seeing all those ingredients is that they did make me feel like my shake was worth its price.

Twisted Shakes aren’t cheap; a regular size shake is $5.95 while a large is $6.95 (and if you’re splitting one of these, you’ll want a large). For that price you get one “twisted” item (options include several chocolate brands as well as things like jelly beans, brownies and chocolate chip cookies). For $0.99, you can add in an additional item and/or, for $0.59, you can add in a syrup or something like chocolate chips or nuts.

But perhaps it’s for the best that these shakes are pricey since that means that I certainly won't be ordering one on a regular basis and that's good news for my waist line. Even if you ask for yours to be made with skim milk and skip the complementary whipping cream, you’re still getting a whack of calories in each cup.

OK, so Twisted Shakes does also offer health-ish options like mixed berries and green tea matcha but really, when you can also choose things like Reese’s Peanut Buttercups and butter tarts, what do you think you’re really going to pick?

Currently the only Twisted Shakes booth is at Dufferin Mall (down by the Boston Pizza) and if you happen to be in the area, it’s definitely worth the trip to try out one of these yummy creations.

Would I buy this again: Yes
Should you buy it: Yes

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