Product Type: Mars Soft Drink
Newest Review: ... in a Galaxy type of way. A good example of another thick shake based on a chocolate bar is the Mars drink and this at least tastes m... more
Galaxy Thick Shake
Member Name: magenta23
Galaxy Thick Shake
Disadvantages: ..but there's tastier
As you may know from reading my other reviews (hopefully!) I love my chocolate! Especially, in milkshake form. I can't claim to be an expert but I reckon I've tried the majority of the big brands. McDonalds rate highly with me as I like the thick ice cream type the best, but as far as the bottle variety goes I don't think you can beat M&S Belgian Chocolate. In Tesco the other day, I spied one I hadn't tried (I know!) so gave Galaxy's 'Thick Shake' a try, purely for reviewing purposes, you understand!
I am not a fan of Galaxy chocolate, I find it too creamy and not chocolatey enough, however this might work in favour if being converted to a milkshake, I thought. I was right it was creamy, and a fair amount of chocolate flavour. It calls itself a 'Thick Shake' but I didn't think it was that thick, the likes of Frijj are thicker than this but it was pleasant and very filling. Galaxy are made by the Mars group and they also make a 'Mars' flavour milkshake, which is very sickly and sweet. This one is a vast improvement on that, but I think it's average as a milkshake and doesn't live up to the 'luxurious' image that Galaxy use to sell their chocolate.
The 440ml bottle I picked up in Tesco set me back £1.29. A little steep considering you can get a litre of own brand chocolate milk for less. It looked good on the shelf, the bottle is covered in the iconic brown swirly 'Galaxy' logo, it looked luxurious. Shame it didn't taste so.
There are lots of claims on the bottle too. It claims it now contains 20% more chocolate. I'll buy this as it did taste chocolatey, rather than just artificial and sweet like some milkshakes. It also claims that its 'only' 2.5% fat. I'm always sceptical about claims like this. Surely chocolate milkshake can't be healthy, can it?
No, well not in this case anyway. My bottle contained nearly 400 calories, over 10g fat and 50g sugar. To give it it's credit it's very filling, so you probably won't be snacking after this. It also claims it's 'full of mikl goodness' (well, yeah) and free of artificial flavours and sweetners...just lots and lots of sugar then!
Overall, a tasty enough milkshake, not one for dieters and there's certainly better quality and lower priced out there. Don't be fooled by the 'brand.'
Summary: Mediocre overpriced product.