Product Type: Mars Soft Drink
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Dissapointing Chocolate Fix :-(
Galaxy Thick Shake
Member Name: kcsevenoaks
Galaxy Thick Shake
Advantages: Nice smell
Disadvantages: Taste and slightly misleading info
So it's Sunday morning and whilst buying the papers I needed a chocolate fix. Feeling a bit bored of chocolate in bar form I decided to try the Galaxy Thick Shake Milkshake. This was around the £1.20 mark for a 400ml bottle from my local corner shop.
*****Packaging and Contents Appearance*****
The drink comes in a white plastic bottle with a plastic wrapping label which on the front has the galaxy logo as well as the familiar brown pattern which is on its other chocolate products. On the back it has nutritional info as well as other ingredients, contact info ect. Pouring the contents into a glass you have a very thick dark brown milkshake which looks rich and satisfying.
*****Smell and Taste*****
So down to the really important bit what does it taste like? Well first off the smell is rich and chocolaty with a familiar Galaxy aroma. On first taste it seems pleasant enough which a nice chocolaty taste and nice thick consistency as it goes down. As much as the taste at first is nice after a while it gets a bit sickly, but that is not the real issue with the taste. My issue is that if it says galaxy on the bottle it should taste like the chocolate. This only has a very light hint of galaxy chocolate flavour and in fairness most of that comes from the smell. Don't get me wrong it's nice enough, BUT it just tastes like any other thick shake, nothing really special 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 malty much like the mars bars, but sadly the Galaxy one falls short on taste.
The 400ml bottle claims to have two servings in and therefore gives the nutritional values for a 200ml bottle. Those who perhaps only briefly look at the values might miss this and assume they are the values for the whole bottle as most other drinks do. So here are the values on the bottle remembering to double them if you drink the whole bottle in one like me!
Overall I must say I was disappointed with this product as it didn't give me the chocolate fix I was looking for. The taste and slightly misleading info are the main areas of disappointment. Only 2 stars from me :-(
Summary: Ok but not great