I was at work yesterday, out and about and thought I would pop into Tesco to get myself a drink. I fancied something cold due to the hot weather. I did not fancy anything fizzy so I took a walk to the milk isle. I fancied an iced coffee.
Generally looking for anything that was on offer, and for 1 UKP, Frijj have produced the Coffee Caramel Latte.
I am a fan of Frijj anyway and thought I would give this a go. I will be honest and say that I did intially have second thoughts. Why? Because the size of the bottle. For 1UKP (normally 1.30UKP), you only get 220ml. I did not think it would quench my thirst.
Its pretty much like any Frijj bottle, but does not look "fat". It has the same style look and you could mistake it for a regular milkshake.
Ingredients: Made with coffee from the finest Colombian coffee beans. Caffeine content is 23.8mg per bottle. To put that in comparison, Red Bull is 80mg per can. On the bottle it states "Thick & Frothy Milkshake", so you do wonder if you have a milkshake with a small amount of coffee added. Rather than an iced coffee?
Per 100ml: 67kcal, 1g of fat, 10.8g carbohydrate of which 10.6g is sugar, 37g protein, 0.2g salt
The taste, yes it is very refreshing. Its nice and thick, which is what Frijj does. It tastes nicely of coffee, and really I cannot fault the taste of it. However its not all glowing. I feel abit hard done by. 1UKP for 220ml, why such a small amount? Its not high on caffeine, and given that you want a nice refreshing drink, its gone very quickly. Its almost like a shot. I do not understand it. I do not think I will be buying this again. As I mentioned in a previous Frijj, they are adjusting the sizes of their Frijj and your getting less for your money, and its not quenching your thirst as you feel abit short changed.
When I was a child, I hate chocolate flavoured things, if it was ice cream or milkshakes - even though I love chocolate. However, as I have got older, I have started to love chocolate flavoured ice cream and milkshakes and one of my favourite brand of chocolate milkshakes are these ones by Frijj.
I love the packaging as it is so unique. It consists of a roundish shaped bottle with a 'cow' print on it; as it's a chocolate flavoured milkshake, the cow pattern on this one is 'brown and white' (whereas if you had the strawberry one it would be pink and white) - so it's good because it's easily identifiable and stands out.
The milkshake is brown in colour. It has quite a thick consistency - much thicker than other milkshake brands. The milkshake is very chocolately and is lovely and sweet; it has a lovely creamy taste to it. I like to shake it before I open it so that the milkshake becomes lovely and frothy. Whilst the milkshake tastes chocolate there is something quite 'sweet' and 'artificial' about it. I also find it to be quite powdery even though it is a liquid.
This milkshake is best served cold - although I don't like it too cold as I have sensitive teeth and so I tend to let mine out of the fridge for around ten minutes to let it warm up just a little bit - it's still fairly cold though when I do drink it.
I would recommend this chocolate milkshake - however I do think that it is expensive and so I do tend to go for cheaper brands, although this Frijj milkshake is quite often on offer which is good - so look out for the offers.
I would recommend this milkshake.
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Milkshakes I've had many, but none can touch frijj. Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, fudge brownie (my favourite!), cookie and a host of others.
The flavour is great, the texture thick and smooth. A problem I've had with other brands is that they start off thin until you shake them, and then they get very bubbly, not really smooth and thick like milkshakes are supposed to be. Even without shaking, frijj is still a thick and smooth consistency. Considering the thickness, and generously sized bottle, it's still a surprisingly light drink.
The price is reasonable, a little over £1. I also often find them in half price/buy one get one free sales at tesco and asda, which really is a bargain.
Recently I noticed they've been reduced in fat, which is probably a good thing, though I think this has impacted the flavour/thickness a little, and personally I only buy the frijj on occasion when I wish to indulge, so the fat content isn't really a concern to me, though this of course is just my personal opinion.
The only other thing I have left to say is go out and try one for yourself. You can't go wrong with frijj. A very satisfying cold drink.
Unless I make a milkshake at home myself or go to famous fast food outlet, this is the milkshake I will buy when out and about. Its readily available in all supermarkets and most shops, so not hard to get your hands on.
Now my personal favourites are strawberry, chocolate and fudge brownie. I have not tried any other flaours so cant comment on them. I find that whatever the flavour is stated on the bottle, is what you get! The taste is sweet enough to make you feel like you are having a treat but not sickly.The texture is thick but drinkable, so probably a good thing it comes in a screw top bottle as I struggle to drink it all in one go!Very refreshing and quite filling, so I wouldnt personally drink it with a large meal, but on its own or snack.
The great thing about milkshakes is the fact most people like them, and most people like this brand.There are various flavours so would suit every taste and whim. The original flavours are as follows:
Fudge Brownie ( seems available most of the time so assume it falls into the original catergory now )
They bring out limited editions once and awhile, and the current ones that the company mention are:
Sticky Toffe Pudding
Creamy banoffee Pie
Honeycombe Cho Swirl
Now lets face it, these are not health drinks, on average each 100ml of these drinks ( and they are 500ml in size ) contains around 10g sugar. But they are high in Vitamin B12 and calcium. Fat content can vary depending on the flavour so could be between 0.9 to 2.2g per 100ml.
This is one of those drinks I buy when they are on special offer, normally half price so around the 50/60p mark as I feel thats really good value, and when I fancy a filling desert type tasting drink, but dont fancy taking a trip to a certain Ronald McDonald, its perfect.
Good drink for occasional drink.
I love Frijj milkshakes, theyre just like melted ice cream and taste amazing! However, I hardly ever drink them anymore because of all the calories and sugar in them, but its nice to have a bottle of it now and again as a treat. I have been drinking this brand of milkshake now and again since I was a little kid and it is my favourite brand because it is so thick - not all watery like most other brands of milkshake!
There are several different flavours and they all taste amazing and I wish they weren't so high calorie! No matter how nice they taste though I think I would struggle to drink one every day because they can get sickly after a while. Moderation is key with drinks like this anyway, and I hate to think how much weight I'd put on if I did actually drank one everyday.
My favourite flavour would definitely be chocolate fudge brownie, which started as a limited edition flavour but now it is an original flavour. It tastes amazing, really sweet (almost like milky melted chocolate) but it isn't as heavy as the original chocolate flavour and it is a lot sweeter and tastier and it has hints of a caramel kind of flavour.
I also quite like the banana flavour but not as much as I used to, I used to love it but now I find it a bit too sweet since I started eating healthier and I can't manage much more than half a bottle without feeling a bit sick! The strawberry flavour was one of my favourites when I was younger but the flavour seems to be different now, I tried it the other month and didn't like it much so I'm not sure if they have changed the ingredients or something or whether my taste buds have just changed!
The original chocolate flavour is ok, but not as sweet as the chocolate fudge brownie and I think it is a bit savoury tasting, my fiancé disagrees but I think it is! I like all of the flavours really, there's none that I would avoid if I fancied a milkshake. I tried a new one the other day which is a limited edition - the sticky toffee pudding one and wasn't too keen because of just how sweet it was, it was kind of like drinking melted ice cream and I couldn't manage much more than a few mouthfuls, my fiancé liked it though!
All of them are thick and creamy in texture but some flavours just seem thicker than others, whether they actually are or not I don't know. A bottle of this milkshake will cost you a pound so it isn't the cheapest around but because I only buy it once in a while as a bit of a treat it isn't expensive. All in all I really like these milk shakes but I definitely wouldn't be able to drink them regularly.
Fridge Milkshakes- best milkshakes on the market, bar none. They are so tasty, and frequently on offer- making them cheaper and healthier than fizzy drinks, although not quite as thirst quenching.
I haven't tried the banana or strawberry flavours, but the chocolate is really good, but if you can find it the chocolate fudge brownie is far superior.
They always have limited editions, such as vanilla, cookie dough, and most recently the 'incredibles' range of banoffee, sticky toffee and jam doughnut- all amazingly delicious although most retailors only seem to carry boring chocolate and strawberry, the most annoying thing is that the limited editions eventually come to an end, and then you have to try and live without them.
As a fun tip the chocolate fudge brownie and cookie dough flavours also mix really well with rum, so a DIY 'mudslide'
They are a good source of calcium, and only use natural flavourings- so surprisingly good for you- delicious and healthy, a winning combination
Tastebuds rejoice, waistbands run and cower - Frijj is a thick and flavoursome drink that'll probably do awful things to your insides, but tastes pretty nice. So, you know - swings and roundabouts and all that.
Coming in a myriad of flavours, from Toffee Caramel to Raspberry Jam doughnut, there are certain consistent attributes to the Frijj (pronounced "fridge" ... geddit?) range. There's swimming in fat and calories, they're sickly sweet and they'll be gone in seconds. I'm not going to pretend I don't like the taste or texture - I do - but you can feel your toned physique screaming in agony as you drink it. That cheering sound in the background will be your elasticated trousers. It's not healthy - but the flavours really hit the spot.
Thicker than your common-and-garden milkshake, this isn't quite the almost-set concrete you'll get at McDonalds either - it's a nice inbetween variety that's smooth and velvety on the way down, but doesn't need to be drilled out of the bottle either. The flavours for once match up pretty well with what they're supposed to be, too - Chocolate Brownie is appreciably different to plain Chocolate, and Raspberry on its own is noticeably distinct from the aforementioned doughnut riff.
Straight from the fridge, these do taste great - and I like the constantly evolving flavours, coming and going and becoming ever more ambitious and obscure. Creamy Banoffee Pie is currently available, and once you've gone down that road, you're not so far from Pickled Broccoli and Twix flavour.
So - punish your body but reward your taste buds.
I am not a avid fan of milkshakes, I dont drink one everyday, I may have one once every few months, but if I am going to have one it would be either Crusha or Frijj.
The problem with most milkshakes are they are either too thin or too thick. Mcdonalds milkshake for example, way too thick, with their shakes there is far too much ice in them, so cutting their costs and uping their profits. It does make sucking them through a straw a jaw aching task. Still they are very nice if you let them melt a little and drink the melted liquid from the top of the cup.
Fridjj is thick but not that thick you get jaw ache (like blowing up a balloon), runny, but not like milk. It is just right, makes me feel like the little bear from Goldilocks but you get the idea.
I only like chocolate milkshake, banana has never been an option as I only like real bananas, not things that taste of it, and strawberrys have never been my favorite fruit. Chocolate all the way, this doesnt disappoint. The consistancy is such that if you drink it from the bottle, your top lip gets a slight covering of milkshakes and it takes a few licks to remove all trace of it. Yum!!
The price isnt too bad for this, I tend to buy it whenit is on offer of £1 a bottle, otherwise I find £1.50/£2.00 a little too high.
Frijj milkshakes come in a while variety of flavours but I usually prefer to stick to originals like chocolate or strawberry. I am a huge fan of milk and could have it all the time so this isn't a problem for me. But for many others this could prove to be a good compromise for those that know they should drink milk but can't stand the flavour. It could also be a good way to encourage kids to drink more milk.
I have only really tried the original flavours but they are extremely tasty. I personally can't detect any taste of milk from these products as the chocolate tastes of nothing but chocolate as does the strawberry. I would say that the manufacturers have done well to replicate these flavours into the drinks.
As is on the bottle these are thick milkshakes. It's hard to define accurately but it is somewhere between the consistency of part melted ice cream and milk. This is perhaps what puts me off these milkshakes more than others. I find that as I am drinking this product, I become thirstier. I believe this is down to the consistency of the drink. Therefore I wouldn't recommend this to quench your thirst at all. I would probably have another, more refreshing, drink close to hand to counter this.
I don't buy them lots but they are a nice change once in a while but I would like it more if it wasn't as thick.
Circumstance led me to trying this milkshake after years of not touching a drop. It was advised to me during a bout of tonsillitis to drink milkshakes while eating made me want to rip my throat out. Milkshake was one of the few things that kept me going; Frijj milkshake especially. Cue my slight addiction to milkshakes for a couple of weeks.
** Frijj - The milkshake **
Frijj (pronounced as 'fridge') is a market leading brand of milkshake from Dairy Crest. As a consumer of the product I can see why they are a market leader! They advertise their milkshake as being thick and creamy which is definitely the case. The drink comes in a 500ml bottle with the brand name clearly displayed on the front.
The milkshakes in a variety of flavours. From the 'normal' flavours of strawberry, vanilla, banana and chocolate to the not so 'normal' flavour of chocolate fudge brownie. My two favourite flavours are Strawberry and Banana. The chocolate one is good but I am not a big fan of chocolate flavoured things.
To the normal flavours, occasionally there are limited release flavours. According to their website these are currently: sticky toffee pudding, jam doughnut, honeycomb choc swirl and creamy banoffee pie. I haven't tried the new flavours so cannot comment on them; but I am excited to try the sticky toffee pudding one at least. The honeycomb choc swirl and banoffee pie also sound delicious. I will definitely be looking out for these.
** Ingredients and Nutrition **
Obviously with a product like this it isn't going to be the most healthy thing you can drink but not the least healthy thing either. Still, it is best to enjoy as part of a balanced diet. All the milkshakes are mostly made with fresh milk (whole and semi-skimmed) which gives it a rich, creamy taste. It states on the front of the bottle that it contains no artificial flavours which is good. Along with the milk it contains sugar, buttermilk powder, modified maize starch, flavouring and stabilisers.
Per 100ml (Strawberry)
Fat: 0.9g (of which saturates: 0.5g)
Calcium: 16% RDA
It is suitable for vegetarians and it is gluten free.
** Price and Availability **
This milkshake is widely available and can be found in the refrigerated sections of most food shops (both big and small businesses) so I am sure there is a shop near you that sells this product. Price wise, there does not seem to be much variation in price. It tends to be around £1 per bottle, though it can be a little more than this. For the quality of the product I find this to be a good price especially compared to other bottles of juice in this size.
** The Milkshake **
It was during the time of my tonsillitis that I first drank this particular brand of milkshake. The first thing that I noticed was the thickness of the shake. It is nice and thick and creamy without being too thick. The thickness does make it slightly more filling than a normal drink which was perfect when I was unable to eat. Other milkshakes seem too runny in comparison now and of less quality. Of course, it is not just the thickness of the shake that is important, it also needs to taste good. It certainly does not disappoint, the flavours are nice without being too sweet or too artificial tasting. It is a very enjoyable drink.
Overall, I think this is a good quality milkshake with enjoyable flavours. It is readily available and at a reasonable price. It is my favourite brand of milkshake and the one that I will go to first when I see it in the shop. They have a good range, especially when there are limited release flavours out. If you like thick milkshakes, this is definitely the one to buy!
Frijj is the biggest milkshake company in the UK, and is available in almost all major supermarkets. Frijj bottles contain 500ml of milkshake and come in four permanent flavours: Chocolate, Banana, Strawberry, and Chocolate Fudge Brownie. Special edition flavours are commonplace, and there are usually at least two new flavours introduced annually.
Of late, there have been store-wide offers, including shakes from as low as 50p per bottle in Nisa at the beginning of the year and 80p per shake in Tescos for a little less than a month. The move saw a boost in sales, and it was not unusual to look at the drinks section of Sainsbury's and see a bunch of Yop/Yazoo bottles huddled next to an empty space where 20-odd Frijj milkshakes used to be. However, now that demand has increased due to these offers, the price has moved up to over £1 per bottle in most stores. However, Nisa's price is still relatively low compared to price increases at other stores, as the budget supermarket only charges 70p per bottle.
Some of the most popular discontinued flavours include Raspberry, Cookie Dough, and Cookies and Cream. However, all three flavours were incredibly sweet, and Cookie Dough especially (released in 2010) bordered on sickly. Cookies and Cream was quite generic but had a pleasant taste, although, it was not punchy enough to justify a purchase and in my opinion the taste did not match up well to the expectations attached to the "Cookies and Cream" title. However, Raspberry had a taste subtle enough to be bearable to those intolerant to too much sugar and seems to be universally acknowledged a a sorely missed flavour by those with sweet teeth and those without. Frijj has seemingly picked up on this sentiment, not by reintroducing the flavour, but by incorporating some of that trademark Raspbery flavour of 2007 with the subtle sugariness of doughnut via the new "Jam Doughnut" flavour. My boyfriend used to love Raspberry Frijj milkshakes, and holds that this is a good substitute until they bring back the berry for good.
Currently, the following flavours are available:
Chocolate Fudge Brownie - The best of the best. The most perfect use of milk in a chocolate drink I have ever tried. There is none of the slight powderiness of other brands as the flavours are truly blended to the milk perfectly. It is the most flawless tasting drink in the Frijj collection and for those looking for a chocolate drink, milkshake or not, you will be hard-pressed to find better than this. It quickly overtook Mars drink as my favourite sweet milk drink and I very rarely have a desire to turn back. Normally there is a slight residue at the end of chocolate drinks which becomes unpleasant but, with Chocolate Fudge Brownie, that desire to leave the last bit just doesn't exist.
In 2011, Fridge advertised their products as a "warm drink" too, with new microwavable packaging. Although not a fan of hot drinks, I would argue that this is one of the only milkshakes which stand the test of heat and come out the other side a little more delicious.
To my knowledge, this is currently the most popular brand of Frijj milkshake.
Vanilla (limited edition) - This flavour is, in my opinion, a little over-rated but suitable for those who specifically prefer vanilla when picking their milkshakes at fastfood restaurants etc. I would argue that it does not compete with fresh milkshakes of the same flavour as Chocolate Fudge Brownie does, but it definitely blows Yazoo and other refrigerated drinks out of the water. With this drink, however, the taste's emphasis seems to be on the milkiness rather than vanilla, as it tastes like a very creamy sugar drink. Although I do not do the taste justice with this description, it is better than it sounds, I definitely would think twice before recommending this to someone without an especially sweet tooth. It borders on sickly and is not suitable as a drink whilst out on the go, as it's unlikely that many can drink it all in one go without feeling sick. It's a perfectly acceptable bottle to have in the fridge to dip in and out of, but only in small quantities at a time. Vanilla was available from 2008 - 9 but was then discontinued before being introduced again in 2011.
Chocolate (permanent) - Chocolate flavour does not has the same unique flavour which sets other Frijj milkshakes apart, and the powdery, artificial taste of the drink does not set it apart from other brands particularly. The milkshake is by no means bad, but it is not specifically in line with the quality of many other Frijj products, and lacks the individuality in texture and taste which makes people crave Frijj over any other milkshake. The Chocolate flavour is a little smoother than Yazoo and the slightly thicker consistency is what saves it from being savaged by other chocolate drinks on the market, however, this flavour is by no means special and acts as a poor substitute for those craving a chocolate fudge brownie fix. Drinking this milkshake is a little sickening for even the hardest of sugar addicts, simply because although the flavouring is generic but good, when added to the trademark thickness of Frijj it becomes hard a little hard to stomach. Although it acts as a better chocolate milkshake than anything else available at the supermarket, it does not really compete with chocolate drink in general, such as Mars and Galaxy drinks which are now retailed at a similar price.
Strawberry (permanent) - I am not normally a fan of strawberry milkshake, but I find this much more bearable than most. The flavour is not pure strawberry, it's a blend of quite distinct Frijj sweetness using strawberry as a supplement for that. It's more refreshing than other Frijj milkshakes and probably a better choice for those ambivalent about buying a milk-based product in case it's too heavy. The flavours are quite typical of milkshakes, ie. obviously not made of mostly fresh fruit, so those after a genuine strawberry fix would probably fair better with an innocent smoothie as they are expensive but roughly the same price as Frijj milkshakes currently (when not on sale). Strawberry milkshakes where first introduced 1993 alongside the other original flavours and has stood the test of time for 19 years now.
Honeycomb Choc Swirl (Limited Edition) - This is probably the second most universally appealing milkshake available after Chocolate Fudge Brownie, and does not taste as sickly as it's title would suggest. It is slightly less sickly than Chocolate but is a little thinner in consistency than chocolate fudge brownie and the flavours are not as obviously artificial as some other types. The Honeycomb is not easy to detect but there are hints of honey which are subtly noticeable. This, to me, tastes like a better blended version of the Chocolate flavour with an extra ooph which is needed to add to Frijj's reputation. Honeycomb Choc Swirl is marketed as an "eccentric" flavour alongside Jam Doughnut and Sticky Toffee Pudding, however, in taste it probably deserves centre stage much more than Frijj's permanent Chocolate flavour.
Frijj's brand differs from other milkshake companies, but usually not because of flavouring as can be tasted in Banana, Chocolate, and Strawberry, which are similar to Yazoo and other brands. What sets Frijj apart consistently is the thickness of the milkshake, making it much more indulgent than others. Chocolate Fudge Brownie acts as a staple, unique, tasting kind of Frijj output, and limited edition brands often act as vehicles for the company to show a more creative side; often with positive consequences. Although some temporary flavours have been hit and miss, many are worth trying. As long as you bear in mind Frijj's propensity to be a little sickly at worst and delicious at best, I would urge you to try limited editions when they are released. If you're after something chocolatey, you will not be dissapointed by chocolate fudge brownie, but do not pick chocolate as a substitute. You will regret choosing it over a Mars or Galaxy drink.
Frijj has a little work to do if it wants all of it's titles to compete with fresh milkshake flavours like those in fastfood restaurants, but some of it's types such as Chocolate Fudge Brownie are already on the way.
Frijj milkshakes seem to be on offer more than most, so it is definitely worth utilising these bargains in order to try which kind of taste is best for you. I can guarantee that, even if a past experience with a bad Frijj milkshake has left you scarred, there is one out there which will be perfect for you.
Frijj - Vanilla Milkshake
~~ Why This Review? ~~
I love Milk products , I love milkshakes , I love my breakfast cereal drowning in milk , I love my custard to be so thin with extra milk it shouldn't be called custard at all.
With Frijj it really is a love affair , you can't get better , so creamy and thick and loads of flavours.
~~ For My Money I Get? ~~
Well for starters you get a product that smacks of top quality , it doesn't look when poured or tasted, like a store only brand milkshake for example , it has quality in every drop , when poured it really is , as it says on the bottle " Thick and Smooth "
You get it in a variety of flavours as well; I am reviewing the latest one I have drunk which is Vanilla flavour.
Other flavours in their inventory include Strawberry, Banana, Chocolate, Fudge Brownie and a Chocolate Mint flavoured one which is a newish variety. The Vanilla one I have got is called 'Limited Edition' but has seemed to be on sale every time I go to the shop.
How much of the stuff do you get? I hear you ask; well it comes in a standard sized 500ml bottle.
It has less than 1% of Fat, contains NO artificial colours or flavours and is Gluten free.
The most important thing to remember is - well two actually - Keep Refrigerated , cool is the way to drink it and Shake the bottle vigorously before opening as it ensures you get nearly every last drop out of the bottle and it comes out nice and creamy too.
~~ Packaging? ~~
Comes in a nice 500ml bottle, plastic obviously but the correct shape for shaking and holding. The different colours match the flavours so Vanilla is Pale Blue, Strawberry is Red, Banana is Yellow and Chocolate is Dark Brown.
One thing I do like about it is the fact it's so easy to open, just pull a plastic strip around the top and the cap simply unscrews with no mess at all.
You can simply re seal by screwing the top back on when you have had enough if not wanting to finish in one go.
~~ Is It Worth It? ~~
If I had to be honest, it it's on sale for £1.25 at Asda for e.g. then I tend to leave it as you can always find it on special offer of 50p at Morrison's usually , then it's time to stock up lol , I would say anything up to and including £1 then Yes it's worth it , if the price is over £1 then No as it normally is on offer somewhere.
In conclusion the best quality Milkshake you can buy.
Frijj Milkshakes are currently one of the most popular milkshakes available in supermarkets. Personally I feel they have taken the limelight away from the Nesquick powder which was massively popular when I was growing up. Frijj Milkshakes are available in all major supermarkets and can be found in the chillers with the other milk. Frijj Milkshakes are ready to drink which I think is part of the appeal whereas anyone who remembers Nesquick will know it was a powder and you would have to mix it with milk.
Frijj Milkshakes come in a plastic bottle which is shaped like a milk bottle. The bottle then has a cow pattern on it, usually in the colour of the flavour - for instance a strawberry flavour would be red and so on. I really like the design of Frijj Milkshakes.
They milkshakes come in a variety of flavours - Strawberry, Banana, Chocolate and Vanilla with the milk being the colour associated with the flavour. The company also usually release a couple of limited edition flavours every month or so which are only available for a limited time.
The milkshake itself is absolutely lovely. It is thick and creamy and very smooth. They are very easy to drink and not at all sickly. You can taste the freshness of the milk used in the milkshake. Obviously this is best served chilled.
They usually cost £1 for a 500ml bottle but supermarkets tend to have them on offer quite frequently. ASDA recently had them on offer for 50p and Tesco had them on Buy 1 Get 1 Free. They are definately good value for money.
I have always enjoyed milkshakes. I have always found them more enjoyable than ordinary milk, And of all the milkshakes on the market, I believe that Frijj is my favourite.
One of the reasons I enjoy Frijj more than other milkshakes is the thickness. The thickness of Frijj milkshakes gives them a much more enjoyable texture, and well as making them seem more filling, meaning that I do not have to drink as much.
Frijj comes in a huge variety of different flavours, which also helps with its appeal. Regular flavours include Chocolate, Strawberry, Banana, Vanilla and Chocolate Fudge Brownie, but there is very often limited edition flavours available. These range from simple flavours such as Chocolate Mint, to more obscure flavours like Raspberry Jam Doughnut and Chocolate Honeycomb
The only downside to Frijj is the price. Although supermarkets very often have them on special offer (Such as 'Buy one get one free' or half price) the full price for a Frijj milkshake is anywhere between £1 and £1.20, which is quite expensive compared to other milkshakes on the market.
I stopped drinking tea and coffee a few years ago so I am always on the lookout for a nice drink that I would like. We were out the other day and we were both really thirsty so wanted to get a drink. I don't like fruity flavoured drinks at all or fizzy drinks like coke so it is a bit limiting, I usually just go for a bottle of water but I really didn't fancy water so I had a look in the shop and saw the Frijj milkshakes and thought I would try one of those as I do like chocolate flavour drinks.
The bottle cost me £1.20 and it contains 500ml of drink. The bottle is quite recognisable as the outside packaging looks like a cow pattern on it. The lid on the chocolate version is blue and the colouring of the cow pattern is dark brown. I say this as there is another variety of it which is very similar, the chocolate fudge brownie variety is also brown but a lighter colour. It still has the blue lid though so if you are not sure you would like this flavour make sure you check the label first.
The bottle was quite easy to open, you just had to pull a little tap which came off all the way round the bottom of the lid and then it opened up. Before opening the lid I gave the bottle a good shake up just in case it needed it.
The drink was really nice, it was thick and chocolatey and was nice and cold from the fridge. As I was drinking it I could feel how thick it was, much more than I was expecting but not too much that it was gloopy, just a nice, proper, smooth milkshake. There is a good amount in there which was plenty to quench my thirst, plus it filled me up so where I was feeling a bit peckish this got rid of that feeling too. It didn't leave an after taste in my mouth either which was good as sometimes I find milkshakes can do that and some of them make me cough for a while after but this one was lovely.
There is a bit of a downfall with this drink though as it does contain a lot of calories, 385 in the whole bottle which seems a lot for a drink but I think if I was having it in place of an afternoon snack or as a special treat now and then it would not be too bad. It really was a lovely change from having plain water. Other nutritious information about this drink is that 100 ml has 1.2g of fat, 0.7g sat fat, 11.4g sugar and a trace of salt. The sugar content gives an orange light on the traffic light system but the fat is green which is quite good news if you are following a low fat diet.
If you want to buy these drinks you would be able to buy them for much less than the £1.20 I paid in a newsagents, Asda are doing them for 50p and the other supermarkets are doing them for 60p.