Product Type: Mars Soft Drink
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Galaxy Thick Shake - Out of this World?
Galaxy Thick Shake
Member Name: Drewster_Rooster
Galaxy Thick Shake
Advantages: taste, price
Disadvantages: high in calories and fat, bottle not recyclable?
Although I love chocolate in block form or as a coating to a bar of confectionary I have never been keen on chocolate milkshakes or in powder form as hot chocolate. When it comes to milkshakes I generally opt for banana or strawberry as I find their flavours to be more authentic and less artificial than watered down, chocolate 'flavoured' shakes. Recently in Morrisons Galaxy and Mars 'Thick Shakes' have been on BOGOF offer and as I am particularly fond of Galaxy chocolate in general I decided to give them a try and see if the chocolate flavour would be well received by my taste buds.
My plastic bottle of Galaxy Thick Shake is the same as the one pictured above and contains 475ml of liquid. The brown screw top conceals a foil cover on the neck of the bottle and once that is removed the awaiting Thick Shake looks as you would expect chocolate milkshake to look; a deep brown colour. Taking a sip and my first impressions were good, the flavour is creamy and actually is reminiscent of Galaxy chocolate which I always find to be somewhat richer than Cadburys. There is a nice consistency to the shake with it being much thicker than plain milk but not as dense as say a McDonalds shake and overall the combination of the flavour and the thickness meant that I actually enjoyed this drink.
Unlike other chocolate milkshakes which I found in the past left an odd aftertaste this didn't leave any bitterness at all and while it would never be an exact duplicate of a block of chocolate the taste, for me, was actually very nice and this would be a product that I buy again in the future.
Nutritional information lists its amounts per 100ml, which personally I find to be a bit misleading, the side of the bottle proclaims that there are only 2.2 grams of fat but that is for just over a quarter of the bottle so if you multiply that amount by 4 you discover that, in fact, the whole bottle contains nearer to 10 grams in total. Similarly the calorie amount is listed as 90 calories for 100ml, so the bottle you are looking at over 450 calories - which, for a 'drink' could never be classed as healthy.
Of course these figures are irrelevant if you enjoy the taste and incorporate those amounts into your daily diet and as well as providing a source of calcium, vitamins and minerals the product is also artificial colour and sweetener free. There are no allergy warnings on the bottle but lactose intolerant people will already know that this wouldn't be a suitable product for them and surprisingly for a multi-national company the size of Masterfoods the bottle does not appear to be recyclable unlike their main competitors in this market - Friij.
Overall then for me I did enjoy this Thick Shake from Galaxy and for me it was very tasty, it wouldn't be something that I drank on a regular basis in light of the calorie content but as a one-off every now and again it provided a chocolate hit which certainly satisfied me.
Both the Galaxy and Mars Thick Shakes can be found on the chiller aisles in all major supermarkets and cost per bottle is around £1.10 each which seems a reasonable amount and definitely comparable to the Friij range. As far as a rating goes, although tasty the nutritional values need to be taken into consideration and from me 3/5 dooyoo stars seems fair.
Thanks for reading my review.
Summary: A rich, creamy chocolate milkshake - one to enjoy in moderation