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
Could be any chocolate milkshake
Galaxy Thick Shake
Member Name: Ally1602
Galaxy Thick Shake
Advantages: Nice packaging?
Disadvantages: Nothing like galaxy, very unhealthy
On one of our many ventures to "the shop" my boyfriend and I decided to purchase milkshakes instead of our usual (Barrs glass bottle of something!). The milkshakes on display included the shops own brand milkshakes in a variety of flavours, Frijj milkshakes which I have never liked and the Galaxy Thick shake. I'll let you guess what one I purchased...
Similar to that of a bar of Galaxy Chocolate, all chocolate coloured swirls with a big 'G' on the front and the words 'Galaxy Thick Shake'. The packaging makes it awfully tempting to buy especially if you are a chocoholic like myself.
This is just an ordinary milkshake. It does not taste like Galaxy, it does not smell like Galaxy, it is just a regular (could have been a cheap saver brand) milkshake. Basically you are paying the £1.50-ish for the label, for the brand something which I really hate doing. The chocolate shake is thick which it claims to be on the label, it is creamy and milky like a milkshake but it just bears no resemblance whatsoever to Galaxy chocolate. The front of the pack also claims that this shake has 20% more chocolate, I am pretty convinced that it only has a spoonful of ordinary drinking chocolate in it as it is definitely not an overly chocolate flavour.
So yeah not very nutritional either! So ONLY 2.5% fat, which works out at over 10g per bottle. 28% sugars, so over 50g per bottle and well over 300 calories. Not ideal if you are trying to be healthy. I usually find milkshakes can be nutritional and help to fill you up and give you plenty of energy, this one just seems to be pure fat and unhealthy-ness in a bottle!
And what annoys me also is even though it is 440ml bottle (a reasonable serving I would say) in order to make it quite nutritional and only gain 180g calories, 5g of fat and 25.4g of sugars you should pour out 200ml as that's what they recommend as a portion - so why put it in a 440ml bottle?! Does that ever annoy anyone else? Why would you only drink 200ml of the bottle, then another 200ml, then leave 40ml till the end? Maybe that's just me being picky but surely the manufacturers should realise that if you buy a 440ml bottle on your lunch break you are more than likely going to drink the 440ml?
Rant over I think!
Not a good milkshake, very disappointing considering I do like the Galaxy brand so much. I would just go buy a saver brand in future as it will probably taste the same!
Summary: Dont bother buying