“ Manufacturer: Frijj / Type: Milkshake „
I have grown up with Frijj for most of my life. But as I got older, it was replaced with other types of drinks (if you know what I mean).
Frijj has always been my first choice of milkshake. The reason for that is quite simply, I like my milkshake cold and thick. Frijj covers this perfectly. Its the thickest milkshake on the market. Forget your Mars drink or your Nesquik, that is just like chocolate milk. Frijj go that little bit further and thicken it up more.
Take the shape of a milk bottle, but instead of glass, its plastic. Wrap it in a white plastic wrapper which has brown cow like marking. Its a fun kind of packaging. The packaging is used to store 471ml of Frijj goodness.
Skimmed milk 70%
Whole milk 22%
Sugar, Buttermilk powder, Fat reduced cocoa powder, Stabilisers (Carrageenan Cellulose Gum)
This product is suitable for vegetarians.
Nutrition per 100ml:
So as I stated above, this is my favourite milkshake. This was on offer in Morrisons the other day for 45p. So at that price, I thought I would go for it. Normal price is £1.30. I'll be honest that I would not and have bothered otherwise. I would more likely get a soft drink.
Its best served cold and does taste very refreshing. It also feels you up (Milk does that for some reason).
So all good then? Well no not really. When I got this milkshake back home the other day and held it in my hand, it felt smaller. I thought maybe my hand had grown and that was the reason for the confusion. When looking at how much is contained in the bottle, 471ml I thought that was a very random figure. 450ml, 500ml, 55ml, 575ml maybe? But 471? Why not round it up? But it will appear that they have reduced the size. It use to be 500ml, but like most things in this world now, they reduce the size but keep the price the same. Dairy Crest (who make it) have taken full advantage of this. Shame on you!!
I cannot get enough of this milkshake, no literally i can't. My local Tesco's likes to tease me and doesn't stock it every now and then. A trip to Asda sorts this out and i can buy my favourite milkshake in the world.
Frijj is produced by Dairy Crest, who also produce Clover Butter, Cathederal City xheese and Country life milk. It hit the supermarket shelves in 1993.
The bottle is shaped like a milk bottle and is very distinctive, the packaging is cow print in a brown colour (for chocolate, pink for strawberry etc) on a white background and has a bright blue lid.
Frijj also produce chocolate fudge brownie flavour (which i find slightly too sweet) Strawberry, Vanilla and of course Banana. New to the shelves is their "incredible range" - Sticky toffee pudding, Caramel latte, Banoffee Pie, and Honeycomb chocolate swirl ( have recently tried this and i was impressed, very yummy, and yes it tastes of maltesers.)
Ingredients of Frijj Chocolate milkshake:
Skimmed Milk (68%), Whole milk (22%), Sugar, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Buttermilk Powder, Modified Maize Starch, Stabilisers (Carrageenan, Guar Gum
It is chocolate heaven. So tasty it really satisfies my chocolate cravings. I could drink litres of this stuff if i could and believe it or not i am not a fan of milk at all. The chocolate is such a dominant flavour i dont really think of it as chocolate flavoured milk, just liquid chocolate. This shake is the thickest on the market, i do not know if shaking the bottle makes it thicker but i always like to give it a good shake. When i start devouring it i get a lovely thick froth at the the top, it is delicious.( i also get a chocolate moustache, so watch out!) This milkshake really is best served ice cold, it is so velvety in texture and the coldness just adds to this.
a 500 ml bottle contains 390 calories and less than 1.5 percent fat, but sadly is very high in sugar at 11g per 100ml so not quite guilt- free i'm afraid. However it is obviously rich in calcium and vitamin B12 so it's not all bad. The Frijj range is gluten free, does not contain any artificial additives and is suitable for vegatarians, making it available to the wider market.
The bottles normally retail at around £1.20, but Tesco's sometimes sell them for the bargain price of 66p! Asda reguarly have deals too such as 2 for £1.50.
I used to drink a lot of Frijj milkshakes as I worked in a shop that had them on offer a lot. I don't drink them much these days buy every now and then I'll treat myself to one when I'm at the shops.
Frijj milkshakes are easy to recognise due to the unique shape of the bottle, it's a nice curvy shape which is easy to hold. There are several different flavours of Frijj milkshake including some limited edition ones every now and then, but the particular one which I am reviewing today is the chocolate flavour. The bottle for the chocolate flavour is the same as in the Ciao picture, a white bottle with brown cow print and the word "Frijj" in bold blue writing across the front. I like the packaging quite a lot and find that it really stands out compared to other milkshakes.
This milkshake drink is made with fresh milk and is suitable for vegetarians. It also tastes really good! However, a whole bottle contains 390 calories which is quite a lot (a ham sandwich on average contains around 200 calories)! For this reason I quite often half a bottle of this with my son or have one for lunch along with a bit of fruit.
The main reason that I feel this product deserves 5 stars is that it's the only milkshake I've found available which has such a nice thick texture (McDonalds milkshakes are the only ones that come close, but they begin to melt and thin out after the first 5 or 10 minutes). The taste is also great, it's got a nice chocolatey flavour without being sickly. The milkshake doesn't have much of a smell really unless you go sticking your nose in the bottle but it is a nice smell non the less.
The last bottle of Frijj that I bought was 98p in Wilkinsons. It is easy to find in many other shops and supermarkets and is generally around £1.
Overall I think that this is a great drink, cool enough to have on a warm day but thick and creamy enough to be satisfying at any other time too. A fantastic chocolate fix!
Frijji chocolate milkshake is a very thick, very rich, and very delicious milkshake that costs around 1.50 for 1 bottle (at morrisions and tesco as they normally have a 2 for 3 quid off on), with the bottles being 1 l inside.
Shake, and open the cap and you are greeting to a rich smell of chocolate, and a thick milkshake. And when i say thick i mean properly thick, and although this might sound sickly almost, believe me it isn't, it still tastes really nice and pure and refreshing. Comparing this to say morrisions or tescos own chocolate milkshake, this milkshake definitely has a better taste, and a better constituency, at least to my palate. I should probably warn you at this stage that sadly Frijj do many flavours in similar bottles, like fudge flavour and what have you (i have a feeling that the one in the picture is actually toffee, the bottles look very alike), and be careful when buying this milkshake not to get the wrong one. I find the other flavours just sickly, its like there are too many flavours going on at once, and they taste too sweet. I mean i dont mind a sweet drink, buts its the wrong type of sweet if that makes sense, it tastes way to processed.
But not this milkshake, no this milkshake is in my humble opinion the best chocolate milkshake you can buy in a supermarket... full stop. It even rivals some milkshakes they sell in restaurants and the like, and i kinda think of it as a benchmark when deciding if i like a milkshake. Compared to some competitors, for exmaple, compared to yazoo, its not as easy to drink on a warms day away from the home, but its got better taste. Compared with any non-branded, its got a nicer texture. Compared with mar or galaxy milkshake, it has a more grown up relaxing taste, rather than attempting to be sporty, or luxourious. This produce just sells itself.
If you've not had one, i really recommend you go down to your local shop, grab a bottle, and savour the taste. I know that sometimes the price can be a bit steep, but it really is the best you can get, and is cheaper than some other milkshakes that aren't as good.
I really don't like milk at all and if I drink anything containing milk then it has to be very tasty to the point where you cannot really taste the milk in it. This is the same for milkshakes not only do they have to be very tasty they also have to be rather thick. This is the reason that one of the only milkshakes that I like is the Frijj variety, especially the chocolate one.
Fijj milkshakes come in individual 500ml bottles and are currently priced at £1.20 each in Tesco, although they are currently on a buy one get one free offer. I only buy these milkshakes when they are on offer as although I really like them they are fairly expensive as they only contain one large or two small servings per bottle.
The bottle itself is made of white plastic, the shape actually reminds me of the old glass milk bottles. It has a screw cap lid and the pattern on the front of the bottle makes it look like a cows markings. On the bottle it states that the milkshake is made from fresh milk which is a source of calcium and vitamin B12. Also the milkshake contains no artificial colours or flavourings and is suitable for vegetarians.
Frijj milkshake states that it contains less than 1.5% fat, but it is quite high in sugar with a 500ml bottle containing a whopping 390 calories and 11.4g of sugar.
The Frijj milkshake range comes in a variety of other flavours including:
-Chocolate Fudge Brownie
Also if you keep an eye out there is often limited addition flavours launched, one I saw recently was jam doughnut flavour!
The milkshake itself is lovely especially straight out of the fridge when it is ice cold. It is extremely thick in consistency and has a lovely rich chocolate taste. Also if you give the bottle a good shake before opening then when you pour the milkshake into a tall glass you get a nice frothy top on your shake. Both myself and my husband love these milkshakes and to me the chocolate is by far the nicest flavour as I cannot taste the milk at all just lovely chocolate.
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 a strong wave of chocolate aroma that 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's very smooth and glides down the throat tantalising all of your taste buds. It isn't gritty, which is a characteristic of cheaper alternatives.
The most important thing when considering a drink like this is the taste; and the flavour is heavenly. 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. Real cocoa powder is used to get the natural 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 385 calories and 57g of sugar. On the plus side the fat content is less than 1.5%, 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 chocolate 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.
I am such a fan of Frijj milkshakes and have been for years now. I always buy the chocolate flavour, it's just delicious. Yum
Frijj are milkshakes made by a company called Dairy Crest. They were launched in 1993 and come in 4 flavours chocolate, strawberry, banana and chocolate fudge brownie. From time to time they do have some limited editions flavours but these are always available. They are available in a 1 litre size, but I have only ever seen the 500ml size bottles which can cost anything between 79p and 99p, although the supermarkets tend to have it on offer frequently.
Frijj milkshakes are so gooey and the thickest by far. I really hate thin milkshakes and love it when they're so thick you can hardly get it through the straw. This milkshake has a very rich chocolate flavour and has a creamy consistency. Surprisingly it isn't sickly as you would expect, but it creamy in flavour.
When I was at College and working part time, I got a real taste for these milkshakes and used to have one with my lunch most days. It really helped to keep me full up until dinner, without feeling like I was bloated or overfull. I also drink this because I really can't stand the taste of milk and don't really get enough calcium in my diet so it's a good way of drinking milk, without the taste.
When it comes ti milkshakes in the UK the Frijj brand seem to be the dominant name controlling around 50% of the market share. Recently they've been sold on offer in certain shops in the UK for around 64p. Having tried some of the other drinks in the brand I've decided to try the chocolate milk flavour of the drink, which comes with a brown colour on the mainly white bottle. The bottle contains 500ml of the shake which claims to be "thick and smooth", but does it live up to that claim? Or does it fail to live up to the "Frijj" name? Which is associated with quality, taste and being filling.
Before starting you are advised to "Shake well and enjoy" when shaking the bottle it sounds like an over weight man who has drank too much jumping up and down with the liquid inside shaking from side to side. After shaking you peel the tab connected to the lid then screw off the top and your ready to go. The drink has a nice if a little bit soft, chocolate smell to it though it's when you drink it that you get the flavour, the smooth powerful chocolate taste with milky undertones to it. Though the taste is chocolatey it's surprisingly smooth and there's no hint to bitterness to it like some chocolate milkshakes. Where the drink comes into it's own however is the thick filling texture that makes the drink stand out from it's rivals, the thick texture, full of flavour is rich and it fills you up whilst also quenching your thirst. Though the drink feels like it's almost more of a solid at times than a "liquid" due to it's thickness it doesn't feel "bad" in fact it feels perfect.
Nutritional Information (per 100ml)
Carbohydrates:12.6g (of which 11.4g are Sugars)
Fat: 1.2g (of which 0.7g are Saturated fat)
The drink also contains Calcium, and vitamin B12 however it contains no artificial colours or flavours and is Gluten free.
Overall the drink is a real true delight to drink, it's smooth, filling and delicious. When compared to most other bottle milks shakes (the Mars and Galaxy ones especially) this is a long long way ahead of any others. Few, if any can match it for value for money and the only better ones seems to be freshly made ones from milkshake bars or home made ones. For 64p you can by a slice of milky heaven, what more could you ask for?
Notes: For those who want to be green most of the bottle can actually be recycled after you're done with it.