Product Type: Dairy Crest Soft Drink
Newest Review: ... 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, s... more
Not my usual purchase but a nice treat
Member Name: kiss_me_now9
Advantages: Lovely and thick, very good deal when in offers, great on a summers day!
Disadvantages: Can be very expensive, not the healthiest drink you'll ever find.
I can't stand most milkshakes - especially ones that are made with ice cream like the McDonalds ones - but Frijj brand and the lovely 'Froffee' from AMT coffee stations are my only two rule breakers.
Made with fresh, thick milk and heaps of flavours, Dairy Crest's Frijj milkshakes stand apart from the others on the shelf for me. I am particularly partial to the Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Cookies and Cream flavours! Recently Frijj have also brought out a range of three new flavours, out of which the Honeycomb Choc Swirl is superb. Really rich and tastes just like drinking a Crunchie bar. The current flavours that are available are: chocolate, banana, chocolate fudge brownie, strawberry, chocolate mint (even though I have yet to spot this one in any shops), cookies and cream, vanilla and then the three 'incredible' Frijj flavours, honeycomb choc swirl, jam doughnut and sticky toffee pudding. Cookies and cream is, unfortunately for me, a limited edition flavour, however it seems very popular as it's always the one with the least left on the shelf when I get to it so they may keep it on for some time! Frijj likes to keep updating their flavours and bring new ones out, with the three staples of chocolate, strawberry and banana being the most consistent. Interestingly, you can also get these three flavours in 1l bottles as opposed to the 500ml bottles that are found in the sandwich chiller cabinet.
Health wise, they're full of calcium which is great for your bones and the sugar content isn't too high in relation to the type of drink it is. I've tried other milkshake brands - under duress - such as Yop! and store own brands and they range from being too yoghurt-y (I had a vanilla one that made me feel like I'd opened a particularly cheap value range vanilla yoghurt pot and started downing it, which was horrid!) and bitter to being nowhere near thick enough. I can't really think of a comparison for their thickness; it's not bitty like an ice cream milkshake but it's not watery like some cheaper brands. I must admit here and now in the review that I've only sampled the three flavours I mentioned earlier, but my OH has drunk nearly every single one of them and he tells me they're all pretty much the same in texture and runiness.
However, despite my praises these are still not a regular on my shopping list. Why? Well, I don't have these often for three reasons: 1) whilst I do love them, I'm still not crazy about them and wouldn't go out of my way to buy one. 2) they're very expensive when they're not on offer! and 3) the nutritional content of them means that finishing an entire bottle in a day is a very bad thing for my diet. Price wise they can range from 55p each (particularly good offer in Morrisons where they were half price, but cheaper than anywhere else to start with!) to over a £1.20 - personally I don't but them unless they're in a really good deal. Plus also I've always associated milkshake with a cold equivalent of a hot chocolate, which has a definite time and place to be drunk. The middle of summer in a nice tall glass, for example, or just before bed.
Overall though if you're a milkshake fan, you're sure to like these. If I could afford to keep buying milkshakes diet and money wise, then these are the ones that I would definitely go for as they are very very yummy!
Summary: My occasional treat!