“ Milkshake „
I am a very active person and as i am still growing i need a lot of protein and calcium to get stronger muscles. My nutritionist recommended milkshakes particularly the Frijj and Yazoo milkshakes as a healthy post workout snack. I liked this idea compared to taking protein shakes which can be expensive and contain chemicals which i have no idea where they have come from. I have tried different brands of milkshakes in many flavours and i am writing my review on the Frijj banana flavor.
The bottle and packaging:
The size of the bottle is 471ml which is average size most being around the 500ml range. The bottle features the word Frijj written in big black letters which certainly stand out. The bottle is white and features yellow splodges which represents it being banana flavor. The bottle top is blue.
About the taste:
The Milkshake is very thick and smooth in texture which i love from any milkshakes because i believe they should be like that. When you open the bottle the banana flavor is very apparent and is strong. As for taste it isn't the best banana milkshake i have tasted. I guess that is my own opinion and many others would think differently. However the milkshake is a great taste and after drinking it i find it very filling.
Made with fresh milk and provides a source of calcium and vitamin B 12
Less than 1% fat.
No artificial Colours
No artificial Flavours
Nutritional Information per 100 ml
Energy 275 kj 65 kcal
Fat 0.9 g
of which saturates 0.5g
of which sugars 9.8g
Vitamin B12 1.9 uj
The milkshake's rrp is roughly £1.25. I usually buy these however when they are on offer and most of the time they are. Most commonly they are either: half price or buy one get one free so i stock up when they are on offer.
This milkshake is healthy and naturally low in fat and calories. I prefer drinking Frijj milkshakes compared to just milk, but i prefer in particular the chocolate fudge brownie variety. If you like banana milkshakes i would recommend trying out this drink you won't be disappointing in how smooth and creamy the milkshake is.
I have been enjoying the tastes of these milkshakes for many years now; I find these are different from other milkshakes I have tried in the past, simply because they are very thick and creamy. There are so many different flavors to choose from and I have to say I have more than one favorite, when they are on offer makes them even better as then I tend to stock up on them especially because my son loves these too. Let me tell you more about them.
The milkshakes comes in a thick plastic bottle, with the name of the product alongside the flavor and is normally colored to the flavor of the milkshake. On the back of the bottle is the ingredients and calories, nutrition values, and also address of the company where you can write to if you have any problems. The bottle as a screw on lid, which is easy to open without it hurting your hands like some bottle lids are.
TASTE AND SMELL
As soon as you open the bottle you can smell the milkshake it just hits you and you can't wait to drink it. It's a strong smell and a lovely taste which you can identify the taste with your eyes shut. The consistency of the milkshake is very thick and very creamy, which is what I like about this milkshake. Compared to other milkshakes I have tried this is the best by far, simply because it gives you what you expect from a milkshake.
You taste the banana very well, which makes a change as some things don't tend to taste like they should and just has a hint of the taste in the product, it's just like eating the banana itself. My son likes this one as he loves banana's.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
I normally buy mine from my local spar shop at £1 and sometimes they do a bogof which I snap up, although you have to be quick as they do tend to run out pretty quickly. You can buy them from the local supermarkets as well and sometimes I have noticed you can pick them up for 50p at asda when they are on offer so if you like these keep your eyes peeled.
I love the smell and taste of these and won't drink any other milkshakes, they do provide you with lots of flavor, and is thick and creamy. They are value for money which makes me buy them more often, especially when they are on offer. They have many flavors which I also love in fact I do think there is a flavor I dislike, and my son loves them too.
I have recently been trying to cut down on my intake of fizzy drinks, so have found myself looking for alternatives when shopping for groceries.
I was shopping in a local branch of Asda when I happened to notice some fresh milkshakes that were on a promotional offer of 50 pence for a 500ml bottle. I absolutely adore drinks that are milky and so decided to try out some of the 'bargain buy' milkshakes on this occasion.
The brand name of the milkshake in question is 'Frijj' and I opted to buy the banana flavour on this occasion although I believe there were four flavours to choose from such as chocolate and strawberry.
I was fairly impressed with the packaging and thought it looked quite modern and edgy. The milkshake is contained in a plastic bottle, which is a white colour with eye-catching 'cow skin' style markings on the white background. The markings are whichever colour best represents the fruit flavour of the Frijj milkshake, so in the case of the banana flavour, the markings on the bottle are a yellow colour, and in the case of the chocolate flavour, the markings are a brown colour, and so on.
The bottle is made of recyclable plastic and it has a screw off lid. I had no problems with removing the lid from the bottle or with the milkshake spilling from the bottle when it was stored within the fridge... even when the bottle was laid on its side, which is a specific problem I have had with certain brands of milkshakes as well as soft drinks in the past.
It is worth pointing out I think that the Frijj range of milkshakes are made with fresh milk and should be treated as such. This means of course that the drink should be served chilled, from the refrigerator and of course it should be stored in there too. The lifespan of any 'fresh' milkshake is similar to that of fresh milk and so the Frijj milkshake needs to be consumed within a day or two of opening. This has certainly proven to be no problem in our household, with my husband and myself sharing a bottle quite comfortably between two large glasses, one for each of us.... An open bottle never lasts long in our household anyway!
When it came to pouring the Frijj from the bottle for the first time I was quite pleasantly surprised to notice that the milkshake looked to be lovely and thick. I was also pleased to note that the colour of the banana Frijj did NOT resemble something that could only be described as 'neon'. In actual fact, I thought that the overall appearance was very appealing, and I was surprised - but pleased - to see from the side of the bottle, that the Frijj banana milkshake contained no artificial colours or flavours. I wasn't particularly worried that the slightly more 'natural' feel to this product in comparison to others I have tried recently would take anything from it's flavour or quality, and certainly the delicious banana smell that was easily detected as I poured the milkshake into my glass only confirmed what I already suspected... this was a product that I was going to really like.
The flavour of the Frijj banana flavour milkshake tastes like, well, banana and milk. I must admit that I am a huge fan of most milkshake products that are available on the market, but some of these tend to range rather high on the overly-sweet to sickly scale. In the case of the Frijj milkshake however, I do not find it all sickly. I think this is because whilst the banana flavour is very easily detectable as you would expect, it is also quite a bit more subtle than some of the alternative brands of banana milkshake that I have tried out recently.
The drink is, in a word, delicious. I have found that it is really quite refreshing on a hot day. I have also taken a liking to having a little glass of milkshake after my evening meal each night, and the Frijj milkshake has proven to be a hit for this purpose. Perhaps a little TOO much of a hit, as you might find it rather difficult to stop at just the one glass..... No? Must just be me then.
As for the nutritional information for this product, I can see that the product is made with fresh milk and so is a source of calcium. The label on the bottle informs me that the drink has less than 1% fat and is suitable for a gluten free diet, as well as being suitable for vegetarians.
In summary, I thought that the taste of the Frijj milkshake was delicious and that the consistency was perfect. I will buy it again and recommend it quite highly. I have nothing negative to report when it comes to this drink, and think it deserves full marks!
The range of Frijj milkshakes are available to buy from all good supermarkets such as Tesco and Sainsbury's. They are often part of a promotional 'deal' and can be bought at a discounted price. The usual price for the 500ml bottle is around the £1.10 mark.
Most men are big boys really as you girls know only too well; parts of us just never grow up at all. For no discernible reason, we often like to treat ourselves with things we should have grown out of a long time earlier.
Friij Milkshakes is one such item that is a guilty pleasure for many of us and I confess that I am one of those guilt-ridden individuals who succumbs all too often to temptation at the supermarket chiller.
I don't know what the attraction is, really. It's really sweet and sickly and tastes as if it is really bad for you. It's got a very high calorific value and there's lots of fat in it too. Not many bananas, I wouldn't have thought.
I only buy it when it is on offer and it's usually on the way home from work that I give in to temptation and buy them. I can resist them when I am out with my wife, but when I am alone, I can't help myself. Does that make me a bad person?
There are also strawberry, chocolate and toffee flavours but banana is my favourite flavour. It doesn't really taste like bananas - more like a liquid version of those Foam Banana sweets you can buy.
I open the plastic bottle and slurp in a big gollop of it, holding it in my mouth before letting it ooze gently down my throat. I just like the creamy soft texture, which is the biggest part of the appeal now I come to analyse it.
Maybe we are attracted by the bright coloured packaging; maybe it takes us back to our childhood when Mum might have given us a milkshake as a special treat.
I like these, but I have given them only 3 stars as I couldn't really recommend them as being something that people should buy and enjoy on a regular basis. I'm going to have to try to cure myself of this urge to buy them.
Frijj is the best milkshake around. It tastes the nicest, and is the best quality. I have never tasted anything better. Unfortunately in my personal opinion frijj thick fresh banana is my least favourite Frijj flavour.
Frijj banana comes in a 500ml plastic bottle and costs £1.10 from Tesco. The bottle and lid are recyclable, but only if you take the label off first. There are 65 calories per 100ml, but less than 1% fat. There are no artificial colours, although it looks like there are as the colour is so bright. There is also 9.8g of sugar per 100ml, which is a high amount.
The milkshake itself is bright yellow in colour, and I would definitely recommend shaking it before use, as it can start to separate a bit which can be very unsettling to drink. Frijj milkshake it really thick, normally, but this is extra thick, and almost sticks to your throat and mouth as it goes down.
I really don't like the flavour, it doesn't taste like real banana it is very artificial and chemically tasting which I really don't like. The flavour is very much like banana medicine which I used to have to take when I was little, rather than like nice banana yoghurt, which I was hoping.
The milkshake is very filling, so I wouldn't recommend drinking it before your dinner otherwise you will spoil it (how old do I sound?!).
If you are going to buy a Frijj milkshake try chocolate, it is the best flavour!
FRijj milkshakes come in a funky styled plastic bottle which has obviously been designed to perfectly fit into the palm of your hand for easy drinking. I'm not going to describe the packaging because you probably already know what it looks like, and if not, you can see it in the picture above. It has a nice bulging midriff to make the bottle appear wider and to tempt you into reaching out and lifting it off the shelf. For those of you who are environmentally friendly with green intensions the bottle and cap can both be recycled so long as the plastic sleeve around the bottle is removed, as this still cannot be recycled.
The bottle informs you to shake well before opening. I always do this but never quite understand why. Maybe part of it separates or settles on the bottom. As far as I can see it just makes it a bit frothy on opening.
For best results drink it straight from the fridge, that way it's so much more refreshing.
Opening the bottle is straightforward. Simply peel away the plastic clip holding the cap in place, then unscrew the cap. The cap can be replaced if you don't want to have the whole drink in one go.
As soon as you release the cap you get an idea for what this drink is all about. You will get an explosion of the banana aroma as it bursts out of the bottle, and invites you to indulge immediately.
The consistency of the drink is just about perfect. It's thick and creamy enough to give an overall impression of real quality and not just plain milk splashed with a few artificial colours and flavours. It has a very natural colour and not like it's just come out of the Dulux factory as is the case with other brands. It's very smooth and glides down the throat tantalising all of your taste buds.
The most important thing when considering a drink like this is the taste; and the flavour is perfect. It's just like real bananas. It's rich and and genuine, as if it actually contains bananas. There is plenty of flavour, without it being overpowering. It's not too sweet and not too bitter, it has just the right balance.
I wouldn't call it a thirst-quenching drink, in fact it's probably better to have one when you're hungry as it's quite filling.
The bottle states that it contains no artificial colours or flavours. Unfortunately there aren't any real bananas either, but at least the ingredients are natural giving a genuine colour, smell and taste.
If you're watching your figure and counting your calories then I'm afraid this drink is not going to assist you in your quest. One bottle contains 325 calories and 49g of sugar. On the plus side the fat content is less than 1%, which isn't bad for a drink containing milk. They are also a great source of calcium and vitamin B12. It's gluten-free so it's suitable for coeliacs. It's also suitable for vegetarians but unfortunately for vegans it does contain real milk.
I havn't included quantity as an advantage or a disadvantage because I know that 500ml (or almost a pint!) is a good quantity. A lot more than a can or bottle of fizzy pop. Unfortunately for me it never quite feels enough. I'm always left wanting more and always find myself draining the last few drops out of the bottle. I would never drink 500ml of milk or water, but downing 500ml of this seems ridiculously easy and I'm always left wanting more.
Unfortunately the price will put many people off buying it. It is quite expensive. The standard price is over £1 per bottle, so you won't realistically be drinking one every day. I rarely pay the full price as I think it's just too much. Instead I keep my eyes open for special offers. You will occasionally find a buy one get one free offer or something similar which makes it much better value for money.
The availability is usually good. You should be able to locate some in your local supermarket, corner shop, newsagent or petrol station.
The bottle tells you to keep it refrigerated and use within 3 days of opening. If you're anything like me then it will do well to last for 3 minutes after opening, never mind 3 days!
If you like banana milkshake and havn't tried a FRijj yet, then don't hesitate to sample one. I'm sure that you won't be disappointed. I used to drink other cheaper alternative milkshakes, but now I only drink FRijj. It is so much better than any other brand currently available on the market. Its perfect combination of the thick creamy consistency and incredible flavour blow the thin cheap alternatives out of the water. I won't go back to the other brands now.
Frijj banana flavour milkshake is normally one of the treats i often pick up for myself and my favourite of all the milkshakes and let me tell you why.
The flavour is the most important thing when considering a treat and i think that this milkshake gives you a nice thick banana taste. It makes you think that this product may have actually seen a banana in its life time and not just artificially manufactured flavour. Often some banana milk shakes taste so fake it puts you off buying that milk shake again, but this milk shake gives you a genuine taste and always leaves you wanting for more.
The milk shake also comes in 500ml bottle which is normally a perfect amount, often leaves you feeling full up and satisfied which is quite unusual for a milkshake. The bottle normally cost around 75p to a pound but you can foten get a buy one get one free offer or a 2 for £1 which is great value for money for such a tastey milk shake
When going for a milk shake i would not go for any other its frijj all the way for me.
We've been having a few Frijj Milkshakes in our house recently moreso since they have been on offer for 74p in Asda. I think they are normally around the £1 mark, so not that big a saving, but enough to get me interested in trying different ones. I had this one last night, which may have seemed an odd choice as i'm not the biggest fan of Banana Milkshakes, but I had tried other odd ones and thought it was the time of this one.
This comes in a 500ml bottle and is in the chilled section of shops, usually at the Milk and Flavoured Milk part. The bottle looks ok. It is a white plastic bottle and it has a plastic wrap arounf label. Each Frijj has a different colouring to the label and this being Banana it has yellow bits on it. It is a sort of cow pattern on it, and it looks ok. The lid has a seal on it, which you just break the plastic away and get into this easy enough.
The date on this isn't bad. The 1 I got last night was use by the 23rd March, so you get an alright amount of time from this.
When you open this you get a nice scent of Bananas. This smells nice and fresh and I know these aren't very healthy for you with 74 calories per 100ml, but it sort of smells healthy, fresh and full of Milky goodness.
When you drink this you will realise that it is quite thick, but not too thick and gloopy. You can swallow this easily enough.
The Banana taste was strong enough, but not too overpowering. It tasted nice and Milky.
I prefer other flavours in the range though, but I guessed that before I had this one. Just wanted to try it though.
A nice Milkshake at an ok price, but watch those calories.
I had one of these milkshakes a couple of weeks ago when I had a mad cold, my throat was mega sore so my dad thought the thick texture of it would be soothing. In a way it was but it's too thick for me and the banana flavour is proper sweet.
Frijj milkshakes are mega thick, the banana one I had the other week was the thickest milkshake I've ever had apart from them ridiculous Mcdonalds ones.
The flavour is quite nice, it's very sweet and has a bit of a creamy taste as well. It tastes a bit like those foam banana sweets you can buy. It doesn't taste much like fresh bananas but even though it's majorly sugary the aftertaste is still quite natural. That don't make a lot of sense I know but the milkshake tastes dead fresh, it's loads too sweet for me but that's a personal thing as far as the flavour goes.
It's the thickness that's a problem for me because after a couple of sips I had trouble getting it down. It's creamy and like drinking custard, I had about 3/4 of the bottle by drinking slowly but then the milkshake started feeling thicker and gloopy. I had to stop drinking then because I reckon it would have started making me heave! lol
I had mine straight from the fridge and it was ice cold but it warms up quick and if you let it get to room temperature it's not half as tasty.
I think these are about 89p a bottle and there's loads of flavours in the Frijj range now. I've tried a few and they're all sickningly thick but this is the nicest and freshest taste out of all of them.
There's over 300 calories in a bottle of this milkshake and that's a lot of calories for a drink, especially one that's not even refreshing. There's quite a lot of fat as well with 100ml having 0.9g fat and the bottle is 500ml so that racks up!
Every now and then, I spot Frijj milkshakes on offer, say buy one get one free for £1. I usualyl grab them, as some of their flavours are heavenly. Sadly, this isn't always the case, as I found out when I excitedly opened a Banana Frijj, only to recoil not just from the smell, but from the taste as well.
The packaging is appealing, with an easy to hold bottle that is quite soft. The bright yellow is a little over the top, perhaps something a little toned down or at least banana coloured, not such as bright yellow, more toned down, would be more appealing. The bottle is easy enough to open, with a seal around the top that you need to unwind and then the top screws off.
Once the top is off, the smell comes out at you. It is very sweet and sickly, and smells of that synthetic, fake banana taste. I suppose for some reason I had thought that this would have been made using real bananas and no flavourings, but I must have been mistaken. This was like any other artificial banana flavoured product I'd had, and didn't smell nice.
The taste was equally disappointing. The texture was nice, as are all the Frijj drinks. Gloopy is the best way to describe it, thick and creamy and soothing on the throat. However, the taste was rank. It has a nasty aftertaste that brings out the aritificial element even more. I struggled to finish the bottle, and I normally finish everything, food or drink.
It's thick and creamy, and so high in calories. With the other drinks, it's a nice chance to be naughty, because it tastes so good, especially the choc fudge brownie flavour. But this was like a double blow. High in calories, and didn't taste nice at all. I don't recommend this particular Frijj flavour, but don't be put off by the range, as some of the others are lovely.