Product Type: Crusha Soft Drink
Newest Review: ... the price however has continued to increase, no great shock there though. Although I am a big fan of chocolate, I could not see a choc... more
Strawberry milkshakes forever
Crusha Strawberry Milkshake
Member Name: Tracy_1127
Crusha Strawberry Milkshake
Advantages: tasty, cheap
Disadvantages: sugar content is high
During my calcium drive recently I decided to try and add some milk drinks to my diet. Not being a particular fan of milk however caused me a bit of a dilemma so I found myself in the supermarket scanning the milkshake mix shelf. I dismissed the powder variety because I didn't want to face a powdery mess in the bottom of my glass and instead chose the Crusha strawberry liquid mix.
I don't get on very well with milk at the best of times, my stomach isn't particularly partial to it but I do occasionally have the odd milkshake. My plan for this liquid was to use it often and indeed my partner and I have got through a few bottles recently so it's definitely making me drink more milk. I paid £1.45 for a 500ml bottle and the bottle lasts a few weeks as you only need a small amount of Crusha to make a lovely strawberry milkshake. Of course it depends how strong you like it but it's going t last even the most enthusiastic strawberry flavour fan for several drinks!
Crusha strawberry flavour syrup has both sugar and sweetener in the form of saccharin. It has no artificial colours and the 500ml bottle makes 20 servings. Now for the bit I hadn't looked at before writing this review, the nutritional statistics are: per 25ml serving mixed with 175ml semi-skimmed milk: 119 calories, 6g protein, 17g carbohydrates of which the entire 17g sugars, 3g fat of which 2g saturates, 0.08g sodium. Initially I thought those were the statistics without the milk and couldn't believe the calories but happily they include the milk so not too bad except the amount of sugar.
Crusha should be stored in a cool place but shouldn't be put in the fridge. It isn't suitable for vegetarians either.
To mix this you either pour some into the glass then add the milk but in my opinion it's better to add it to the milk so you can use the colour it goes as a guide to how much you need. I always stir this in to make sure it all gets mixed but my partner doesn't bother with the stirring and it still turns out fine.
I got a bit carried away the first few times I used this and added too much Crusha to the milk which produces an almost neon pink drink but soon realised you only needed a bit to turn the milk a nice pale pink to get the right flavour. The strawberry flavour is sweet and strong and makes a very tasty milkshake with no clumps left behind in the glass. I really like this syrup because it gives a delicious milkshake with no hassle involved however I am aware of the sugar content now I've read the back so I'd say this is not something to be drunk every day.
Overall this is tasty, cheap and a good way to get adults and kids alike to drink milk. However be aware of how much sugar there is in it. 4 stars from me, I've deducted one for the sugar!
Summary: Recommended for occasional milkshakes