Product Type: Frijj Soft Drink
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Frijj Chocolate Fudge Brownie Milkshake
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Frijj Chocolate Fudge Brownie Milkshake
Advantages: taste, smell and quality
Disadvantages: nutritional values
I am not a huge fan of milkshakes to be honest, but on a recent shopping trip I couldn't find any water in the Tesco (not that I really looked) and Frijj milkshakes were on offer at the very front of the store.
=== Price & Availability ===
I brought mine for £1 on offer like I said and it usually retails at around £1.60-£2.00. It can be brought from most newsagents and super markets but prices do vary depending on the store.
I would recommend checking the end of date though as I have almost brought one previously from a newsagents which was out of date - being a milk based product this is ridiculous and very bad for your health.
=== Packaging ===
Frijj design their milkshakes bottles with a funky shape so they stand out more on the shelf. The bottle has a sort of 'buldge' in the middle of the bottle to make it easier to hold. The image above was their limited edition Simpsons packaging, but usually the bottle is white with blobs of brown and the corner is peeling up to show stacks of chocolate fudge brownie. Both sides of the bottle has all the information you need with quirky titles such as 'Get In Fella' and 'Nix-Nada-No'. It makes the bottle appeal more to younger people I think, but I know older people do buy it too. The bottle and cap can also be recycled, but you need to remove the sleeve with the writing first. It is also 500ml which is quite large for such a low price.
For best results, shake the bottle well before opening and straight from the fridge - although I only drunk half of mine so turned the rest into a hot chocolate (put the milkshake into a mug and give it a minute).
=== The Milkshake Itself ===
I love the way that on opening, you get a gorgeous chocolate-y smell. It made me even more keen to drink it! I am not really a fan of milkshakes like banana or strawberry - but I have a special place in my heart for chocolate ones now! The colour is also true to chocolate and you can tell there are no added colours.
When it comes to milkshakes, they all come in different consistency's. I find that if they are too runny they just aren't the same and too watery for my liking. The same applies if it is too thick, I might as well of brought ice cream! Saying that, this milkshake is the perfect mix of thick and runny. It is creamy and thick enough so you know its a milkshake not squash, but runny enough for it to be smooth and not clumpy in your mouth.
The milkshake really shows the quality and you can tell it has been made with a well thought out process and not just thrown together using artificial colours and flavours. It is one of those drinks that once you start, you simply can't stop drinking!
I love that when you drink this, you can really taste the chocolate and fudge - not just one or the other. I also felt full after drinking this, a bit like I would after a meal. This is probably due to the glucose syrup included in the product. I didn't feel that it really quenched my thirst, but it was satisfying.
=== Ingredients & Nutrition ===
The bottle claims that it has no artificial colours or flavours, also in the ingredients is mainly milk and cocoa powder (fat reduced). The ingredients list is quite small which I like and it does not include loads of E numbers and other confusing ingredients.
Nutritional values are written on the bottle per 100g, so you will need to times it by 5 to get the true values in your bottle. When it comes to the fat content, there is 10.5g (6.5g sat) which looks really low when written per 100g, but added up it seems like loads! Although if you wanted to look into the calories and sugar, you will want to look away! 435 calories and 62g sugar. In reality this milkshake is not very good for you but it is a tasty treat every now and then.
Other nutritional information (per 500g)
(of which sugars) 62g
(of which saturates) 6.5g
Vitamin B12: 1.95ug
=== My Verdict ===
If you have not yet tried Chocolate Fudge Brownie, I would recommend trying at least one bottle even though it isn't good for you. You will not be disappointed. I have only had this once, but I am tempted to buy it again when I am strapped for cash and not feeling a snack (a drink always seems healthier even if it isn't).
The only downside to the product is the high calorie, fat and sugar content but then again, it isn't made to be a healthy drink - its made to taste good!
Summary: should be in your frijj!