“ Brand: Frijj / Type: Milkshake „
I just had to try this when Asda was selling bottles of Frijj Milkshake for 50p each the other month. I can't say I am a huge Milkshake fan but I do like the odd glass of Flavoured Milk, but now and again I will grab a bottle of this just because I feel like a nice thick Shake. The normal price of this 500ml is £1 (I think, I only ever buy this when it is on offer as it usually stands out from an end aisle and grabs my attention). I think i've tried every one in the range and I can't remember seeing this one before so perhaps it hasn't been out all that long.
The flavouring of Raspberry Jam Doughnut sounded great to me. I had visions of a Sugary Sweet taste with a nice Doughy Raspberry tang to it - just like biting into a Doughnut - i'm getting hungry now!!
You find these in the Chiller cabinets in the Shops. Nearby to the Milk. In my view these are best drank freezing cold and I always just swig some of this out the bottle and then put the bottle back in the fridge to keep it nice and cold. I see myself back at the fridge quite often when I have opened a bottle of this but don't think it would taste all that great at room temperature and I may be wrong but I would guess it would lose some of it's thickness. I may be wrong though.
The bottle for this is alright. Just a plastic bottle with a wrap around shiny plastic label covering it all. The lid is easy enough to open once you have broke the seal on the bottle and there is a not bad use by date on this. I can't comment how long this has been in the fridge before I bought a bottle but there is normally a good week on it (even 1 day is plenty for me!)
Just shake this up and drink. So how does this taste? Well it is thick and creamy and it tastes nice and rich. All in all this is just a Raspberry Milkshake and I could not taste anything else different in here. It is still very tasty though and it makes a nice change from a Strawberry Milk as although the Raspberry is a nice strong taste it isn't too strong. I think this tastes like a real Raspberry flavouring and not full of just sugars and artificial taste (even though it will be).
I don't have a bottle of this to hand but am sure you won't be surprised when I tell you that this isn't exactly a healthy drink to drink.
A really nice Milkshake that I will buy again. Not my favourite in the range but still a nice flavoursome shake and I would definitely recommend a try of this.
FRIJJ RASPBERRY JAM DOUGHNUT MILKSHAKE
I rather like milkshake - and I certainly like thick milkshakes, but I generally stick to vanilla flavour as it's my favourite. I have however been trying all the different flavours frijj are bringing out that I can (those containing chocolate I can't obviously) and I was recently bought one of these Frijj Raspberry Jam Doughnut flavour milkshakes by my husband.
All Frijj milkshakes come in a white plastic bottle with a plastic wrap around label. Actually they're quite cleverly done because they're held on by the shape of the bottle and label rather than glue which means you tear down the 'zip' (a drawn on zip put on the correct point for you to tear down), and you can easily remove the label ready to recycle the bottle itself.
The labels are normally white, with some black writing and then predominantly one other colour. In this case a sort of dark reddy pink colour.
Both bottle and lid are recyclable, and so it's only the unzipped label you have to place in the bin.
Like all Frijj milkshakes, this is incredibly thick. The thickness of these is lovely as a rule, and I've no idea how they get them to be this thick without them tasting too rich but they generally do. It's not thick like an icecream milkshake, more thick like say... instant whip with extra milk added.
Flavourwise I have to say, this is not a flavour I'd have chosen for myself. Raspberries are nice, but I'm not a huge fan of raspberry flavoured things as a general rule. Add to this that the flavour isn't just raspberry, but raspberry jam doughnut flavour and all I can say is that this tastes incredibly sweet, rather sickly and only a little bit of raspberry jam. As to the doughnut part, I found that missing entirely. It was more like someone had flavoured the milkshake with a bit of raspberry jam and a lot of extra sugar.
From the single 500ml bottle we bought, I had a few mouthfuls, my husband had a few too, my young niece had a little, and then the rest went down the sink. Neither hubby or I were at all impressed by this. It was far too sweet, and far too cloying even when icy cold. Even my niece made a face and handed it back, and she like most three year olds has quite a sweet tooth. This is one milkshake that I won't be bothering with again.
I read a review on another Frijj limited edition milkshake and the reviewer mentioned this flavour. So on a trip to Tesco yesterday I had to get one. The milkshakes cost £1 and contain 500ml, this is a promotional price as normally it states they will be £1.49.
The bottle is slightly different to other Frijj milkshakes it has a design like a circus poster and describes it as incredible jam doughnut milkshake. The bottle has a black screw off lid which can be replaced if you don't want to drink it all at once.
The nutritional information is;
Typical Values Typical values per 100ml
of which sugars 10.5g
of which saturates 1.3g
Calcium 144mg (18% RDA)
Vitamin B12 0.4µg (16% RDA)
The milkshake itself has a pale pink colour to it. When you open the bottle you can smell the raspberries immediately. The milkshake has a really thick and creamy consistency, I prefer Frijj to other brands as I prefer a thicker milkshake. You can really taste the doughnut in this, it tastes so much like the real thing, with only a percentage of the fat. It isn't as sickly as chocolatey milkshakes and is actually quite refreshing. I also find this milkshake really filling.
I would definately buy this again but only as a treat as the calorie content is very high even though the fat is low, it is really rich so I normally have half a bottle one day and save the other half for the next.
In the past week or two Frijj released 3 new flavours of their milkshake and I decided to try the one I thought would be worst first, this was the Raspberry Jam Doughnut flavour Milkshake. Despite being a huge Frijj fan I couldn't really understand why someone would think that a Jam based flavour of a milkshake would work and thought even Frijj would fail to make this drinkable. Although Frijj have a number of flavours on the market already and they were all brilliant, it was hard to imagine how this was going to be anything other than a failure.
Much to my surprise however this was really oddly nice. The shake was thick and creamy much like their strawberry flavour drink though the flavour was surprisingly nice. It was sweet and yet fruity and was surprisingly nice than I expected. It wasn't just a nice flavour it was really nice. In regards to other more well known milkshake flavours is was similar to the Strawberry flavour though "raspberried up" if you excuse the term.
As well as being creamy and fruity it was oddly easier to drink than I had imagined. For some reason I expected this to be genuinely disgusting and the sort of thing that would have made my stomach turn, yet it was really enjoyable. Although I doubt I'll be buying this in the future ahead of some of the existing Frijj flavours it is a worthy addition to the Frijj range and a nice alternative to the Strawberry flavour. If you're a fan of fruit based milkshakes this is certainly worth a go, though it's not really a rival to the gorgeous Chocolate Fudge Brownie flavour.
The drink is retailing at the moment at £1 for a 500ml bottle, though this is just an introductory price for the drink and it's likely to be put up to the £1.20 or saw that the normal flavours are sold for if the company decide to continue the flavour for the long term.
Product information (per 100ml)
Carbohydrates 11.4g (10.5g of which Sugars)
Fat 2.1g (of which 1.3g Saturates, 0.5g monounsaturates and 0.1g polyunsaturates)
Calcium 144mg (18%RDA)
Vitamin B12 0.4ug (16%RDA)