“ Manufacturer: Shakeaway / Milkshake „
I have visited Shakeaway three times in my life. Twice with my daughter and once (my guilty secret) on my own!!
When the shop first opened up I knew nothing about it, It was very brightly coloured, blue and yellow stripes with a crazy murial on the wall, a bench bar by the window and a few tables and chairs that have always been empty when ever I have walked past. That doesnt mean the shop isnt busy as they always have a queue waiting. Our shop in Southend has a football table in it, which helps pass the time while they make the milkshake but it is quite big and gives the feel of the whole space being overcrowded.
The counter is quite high and there is a big plastic shelving unit on it, showing off the huge range of ingredients available to use in your milkshakes. It resembles a candy shop with all the chocolate bars ready and waiting. It also hides the view of what the staff are actually doing to your shake as they make it. I am not saying anything untoward is going on but it doesnt hurt to show your customers whats going on does it?
I also find that once you have made your order they are very keen to shoo you away from the counter, saying 'Go and sit down, we will call you when its ready!' I find that a little unnerving.
I have only had two different flavours in my three visits. I have enjoyed the delights of the Orange and lime tictac milkshakes, sounds gross, was actually very very nice. Refreshing and a different experience, The other two times I have been tempted by the marzipan milkshake. I love the stuff and to now be able to have it in a milkshake is my idea of heaven. The best bit, when you reach the end you are left with big chunks that cant be sucked through the straw.
It is expensive, £2.50 for a small milkshake is more than expensive its almost a rip off but on the otherhand it is worth it. A guilty pleasure every once in a while then.
I love this place!
It's situated in market square in Nottingham, where my best friend lives. The shop itself is not very big so we tend to buy our drinks and consume them in the square. The shop is bright in colour. Blue and yellow are the main colours and there's often some sort of music playing so it does feel welcoming. The staff are really friendly and there's SO many flavours that it's virtually impossible to choose!
Milkshakes are the main drink and you can buy them in small, regular and large sizes. For a standard regular cup expect to pay around £2.70 - £2.80, depending on what flavour you decide to go for. There's also the option of added extras. For example, you can choose whipped cream as a topping or some sprinkles to give it an added touch. The extras range from around 40p to 70p, again it depends on what you opt for. I went "all out" once and I literally added EVERYTHING to my cup (I had a bad day and needed cheering up!) and I was shocked at the price. It came to £4.20 for one cup so be careful when adding extras as the price tends to mount up and before you know it you'll be paying what I paid!
However, the milkshakes are great quality and the flavours are awesome! They taste great and they're suitable for pretty much everyone.
I recently paid a visit to Shakeaway Milton Keynes and it was such a plesant experience. The staff have the best customer service always friendly and their milkshakes are delicious and filling. Well worth money spent. They cater for everyone whether you want a chocolaty or fruity one. Love the bright decor inside. Definitelyattracts young kids. I will be paying sereral visits, an excuse to fill up my loyalty card! Try not to go on a Saturday as you will be guaranteed to be waiting with the long queues!
Having recently started university, I was excited at the prospect of being near a Shakeaway store. Upon reading the list of flavours, I could not wait to try them out.
My first experience of shakeaway was a hot syrup sponge milkshake. They were offering testers outside the store. I really liked it and it was nice tot ry out a hot milkshake.
My first full purchase was a strawberry cheesecake milkshake. It was really nice, but I didn't feel as though it was worth the price. At £2.80 for a regular shake and £3.80 for a large, I'm unlikely to be going there often. Even with a 10% discount for being a student, I still feel it's a little pricey.
As a one off thing every now and then, I would definitely visit shakeaway. I have yet to find somewhere as creative as they are when it comes to milkshakes. It's somewhere that I'll definitely be taking my family and friends when they visit.
Flavours range from apple and coconut to chocolate pop tart and caramel shortbread. If I had the time and money, I'd try them all. They all sound delicious. You can also add tops and bottoms for 30p.
A brilliant little store, if only they'd drop their prices just by a fraction.
There's been a Shakeaway in my local shopping centre for at least a couple of years now but until recently it was a store I just walked past. One day I decided to give it a go and now it's a regular stopping point whenever I have a trip out!
Shakeaway is a milkshake shop, creating milkshakes using just about every flavour you can imagine! They've a list in their window and on their website with more flavours than I can actually count. There are fruity flavours, chocolaty flavours, sweetie flavours, biscuit flavours, cake flavours and even more!
All the milkshakes are made with the actual flavour items, so if you order an apple milkshake, it's made with an apple, milk and ice cream, similarly the chocolate bars and biscuits are all blended the same way. You can ask for the milkshake to be made extra thick, which is where they add an extra scoop of ice cream. I actually prefer my milkshakes thicker, so this option is ideal for me. Definitely worth it for an extra 30p as it seems to make the milkshake last longer!
I've tried a fair few of the flavours now - including the Kinder Bueno, lion bar, hazelnut chocolate chip cookie, Sugar Puff, Crunchy Nut Cornflake, Toblerone and even the Battenberg flavour! I know most people would find Battenberg a very odd flavour for a milkshake, but it was absolutely delicious.
They also offer hot milkshakes, far more tasty than a coffee on a cold morning! Though I must admit the Daim bar hot shake I had once got a little sickly as I approached the end of the cup.
My favourite milkshake though, would be Dave. It's a mix of Kinder Bueno, Fererro Rocher and a crumbled flake, it's very rich and does eventually get a little sickly, but the flavour is so strong it's absolutely worth it!
The milkshakes are absolutely delicious; I've yet to find a flavour I don't like! I'm sure I might find one eventually but I think I've got a long way to go yet.
The prices are very reasonable too. A medium milkshake is £2.80 and a large is £3.80. I know that looks like a lot at first glance but we actually tried making our own milkshakes one day and when you consider the costs of buying the chocolate bar or main flavour ingredient, the milk and the ice cream it's not that expensive in comparison at all!
Alongside the main flavours there are all sorts of options you can add, from toppings to extra flavours to protein, malt, wheat germ and muscle builder. Personally I don't tend to add any of these extras but it's always good to have the option!
They also offer a student and military discount of 10%. Discounts are always welcome! A loyalty card scheme is also offered, where you get 1 stamp for each medium shake and 2 for each large milkshake. You need to collect 10 stamps in total for a free medium milkshake. If you often find yourself getting a large shake as I do, then it won't take very long to get a freebie!
Shakeaway's branding is bright and bold and you can't miss their stores. It's all very light hearted, the staff are friendly and there's a really good atmosphere in their stores. Going to get a milkshake from Shakeaway is a very pleasant experience, such that you don't even mind waiting a few extra minutes if it's very busy as it's all very upbeat. I thoroughly enjoy my visits here and will continue to go whenever I happen to go by!
Went to Shakeaway in Milton Keynes. It was a terrible experience. Heavy metal music blasting out at top volume so you cannot even hear yourself think. That has to be bad for the staff in there. The place was not very clean either, I have no idea why Shakeaway are charging 100k for a franchise as the cost of equipment and makeover must be minimal. The milkshake was not as good as MacDonalds, I have to say. My coconut flavoured milkshake was watery, bland and expensive. I drank only half of it and threw the rest away. So overpriced rubbish. I would recommend people buy their own blender, some decent vanilla ice cream and add your own fillings. I think people in this country have no taste whatsoever if they think this is good quality. I would give zero stars if I could.
Shakeaway is a milkshake shop chain, based in the UK. At the moment, there are just over 50 shops in the UK, with several more on the way, so they are a fast growing company, and they've only been around for a couple of years. They also have one shop in Melbourne, Australia, and one in Cyprus, so they're international, and could be something much bigger in a couple of years, so I'd recommend visiting now. Because there are so many advantages, I'm going to start with the disadvantages.
The first thing that comes to mind is the price. To buy what you see in the picture (which is a regular) with no toppings, only one flavour, no extra thick extra (the bare minimum) it's £2.70, so you can't buy them regularly unless you're very rich, so they're only a special treat for me. To get large you have to pay £3.70, and you don't get that much extra, so the value for money is pretty poor. You then pay 70p extra for each extra flavour, and another 30p for extra ice cream to make it thicker. Toppings are 30p and whipped cream is 40p, which is far too expensive, so I only ever get the regular with no extras.
You can also get special named Shakeaways with two flavours and a topping that you don't get to choose yourself, for £3.40 regular, and I've only ever had one of these once, and it was nothing special compared to the normal shakes. If you don't like loud music, you might not like the shop, because sometimes they play very loud music (which is quite often rubbish) and this can be annoying at times, but they don't always do this, it depends who's working there on that day.
There is quite often music played, which can occasionally be good and played at an appropriate volume, so I like that about it. There is also a table football table in most shops, which I play while I'm waiting for my shake.
This is the best, unique thing about Shakeaway, there are so many flavours! You can be as original as you like, with a huge choice of over 100 flavours, which you can have 2 of in one cup, as well as the toppings, and the extra thick etc. Every flavour I have tried so far I have loved, some more than others obviously, so there's bound to be something for you! There are lots of flavours that may sound sickly, but don't be put off, because they all taste great
There's something for everyone at Shakeaway. If you like chocolate, there are most chocolate bars, as well as muffins, brownie, biscuits etc. There's also as many fruit flavours as you could think of, as well as sweets, cakes, coffee etc. There's even tic-tacs and doughnuts, so there really is a huge choice
Not only do Shakeaway sell shakes, they also do lots of cold and hot drinks, chocolate bars, sweets, and Pepperamis for some reason, but these can be a little expensive, as with the shakes.
As well as the flavours making Shakeaway individual, the colour scheme is blue and yellow so it's bright and attractive, and the posters around the shops are weird and wonderful, so the target audience is fun people, mainly younger people, but I also see a lot of adults going in there, and I can't blame them!
If you're a student you get 10% off, as well as being in the Army and other things, and you can get a loyalty card, so every time you buy a regular Shakeaway, you get a stamp (or 2 for large) then when you get 10 you get a free Shakeaway, and not only that but they are creating lots of offers, like money off with Clubcard points, word searches that earn you half off, tombalos, scratch cards etc.! It really is a great place to go, and I love it there, it's just a shame it's so expensive.
In conclusion, I would definitely recommend trying out Shakeaway, but try not to get addicted to them, as you will soon feel a hole in your pocket!
I remember the first time I went into a Shakeaway shop, I was like a kid in a sweet shop and spent the next 15 minutes trying to decide which flavour I would try first. All the shakes come in their traditional blue and yellow striped cups.
Shakeaway came about after 2 men opened a Legend Café Bar in 1993 which sold 7 different flavours of milkshake. One day one of them decided to turn his packet of rolos into a milkshake, hey presto the making of shakeaway happened. Their first shop opened in 1999 and have continued opening many more all over the uk and have spread as far as Australia now.
If you have never been into a Shakeaway you are possibly wandering about the rolos and milkshake idea! Well basically in their shops you can choose a chocolate bar you like and have it turned into a milkshake. You can have kitkat, mars bar, Reese peanut butter cups, flake, bounty (tried and tested 10 out of 10) turkish delight(9 out of 10), Galaxy, After eights, Basically they have nearly any chocolate bar flavour you could want.
But it doesn't stop there as they also do sweet flavours like Black Jacks, Parma violets, marshmallows, Love hearts, Wham bar and liquorice allsorts.
Cake flavours like Battenburg, bakewell tart, jamaican cake and spotted Dick.
Biscuit flavours contend with bourbon, Jaffa cakes, ginger nuts and Jammie dodgers.
The plain flavours are similar to banana, chocolate and strawberry,peach and pineapple.
Then they have the flavours that have a section that should really be named the daring, Farleys Rusk milkshake anyone? Horlicks or Weetabix. Well they can keep those flavours as sound revolting.
Dairy free available if you ask at counter.
Prices are £2.70 for a regular and £3.70 for large.
!0% discount with photo id if you are in the armed forces, emergency services, A student or NHS.
Apart from some of the flavours are a bit (ok A lot) outrageous and the fact sometimes lumps get stuck up the straw I would recommend trying one. I've tried lots over the years and never had one that I would not buy again. I do feel however I could buy the chocolate or sweet and mix with some milk in my own blender at home but I'm sure it wouldn't taste as good. They could do with being slightly thicker sometimes though and they do have an option to add extra portions to the shakes.
They provide a straw that has a spoon bit on the end so if you do get a shake that leaves lumps of chocolate or sweets in the bottom you can spoon them out and eat.
If the store is busy they have many different mixers to use that are washed after each use. When you decide your flavour and pay at counter they write the shake on the cup so no muddling up at the end if they are busy.
Have a look for yourself where your nearest is.
I know that shakeaway are currently on tesco deals if you collect tesco points to transfer for deals.
When I noticed that a branch of shakeaway was due to open at my local shopping mall I was very excited and when I finally had my first one I was not disappointed! Yes, they are slightly overpriced, and yes, when it is busy you can be waiting quite a long time to recieve your drink, but the staff are all very friendly and helpful which really boosts the mood of customers. They have an amazingly wide range of different shakes to choose from, going from the usual ones like vanilla and butterscotch to the very wacky like skittles and lemon drizzle cake and I can honestly say that out of the many flavours I have tried, I have not yet come across one which I didn't enjoy. Yet they may seem expensive, they doo use all real ingredients and not just the flavourings of them, and there is the option of a loyalty card, which when you buy ten drinks, you get one free. Also, if you are a student or in the army or navy, you can recieve 10% off. Overall, if you are a milkshake lover, shakeaway is definitely worth visiting.
Shakeaway is a fun, happy and friendly place to get a great personal drink. The people who work there are very happy and bubblely people who are always laughing and it makes you want to laugh along too.
They have recently added a new football table which keeps customers entertained while waiting for their shakeaway.
Also most people have gathered, the cups are very bright and attractive and the staff write the order on the side so the next member of staff they give it too knows what to make.
On your shakeaway you can have about two flavours and about two toppings to go on top. My personal favourite is Wispa with cream but even if you do not like this comination you can change it to suit you with the whole wide range of flavour and topping choices. Also what ever type of sweet, chocolate or snack you can think of will be on the list. They even put them in order so you can find what you want easier! Some of the flavours taste completly different to what they are in solid form. But why not give them a try! The whole point of Shakeaway is to be bright, fun and unique. Most people love a good shakeaway.
Another good thing about shakeaway is that you can get a shakeaway loyalty card. This allows you to get a certain number of stamps to get a free shakeaway. You get a stamp for each shakeaway you buy, if you buy a large shakeaway, that means you get two stamps!
As soon as you step through the door to entre shakeaway, you get greated by loud, upbeat music. Which has a good range of styles of songs. The loud music might not be to everyones taste but to most young people, they enjoy it. This is why you mostly see young people buying shakeaways, some of the older generation do not like the sweetness of the shakeaways.
There is normally one shakeaway in a town and normally more than that in cities, so you will always be able to get your favourite shakeway.
The only thing is that the shakeaways are a bit too much money.
When you go in shakeaway, you never want to leave. Teenagers love it there because of the fun, lively atmosphere. Almost everyone I know have tried a shakeaway before and would love to go back again. So why don't you give a shakeaway a chance! Be apart of the fun!
I will forever be grateful that shakeaway exists.
Never had I thought milkshakes could be so amazing, but when a shakeaway opened near to me, I was right in there.
I was amazed at the choices, you can have practically any of your favorite snacks and treats blended into a milkshake, the choice is practically endless and the first time I went there, took me forever to chose a combination. You can chose from things like Flake, Twix, Oreos, Lion, Cheesecake, Wispa, Hersheys, Mars Bar, Nutella and loads of other things.
Vegatarian and low fat options are available too, so all people are catered for.
My personal favorite is what is known as the "DAVE". It consists of Ferrero Rocher, Kinda Bueno and Flake, and it tastes so damn good.
Shakeaway does seem a little expensive at first, but is sooooo worth the price.
All the shakes are made fresh in front of you, no matter what you chose to have in it, and the loyalty cards are awesome, the more you buy, the more free drinks you get.
The staff in shakeaway are always really nice too, never yet have I met a miserable or boring staff member in a shakeaway store. The whole Shakeaway experience is fun and exciting. They even sell gift vouchers :D
For those who haven't yet tasted the wonders of shakeaway, go find one now.
*What is Shakeaway?*
I only found shakeaway a few months ago when one popped up in Meadowhall, Sheffield, but it is a business that begun in 1999 in Bournemouth. Shakeaway is basically a Milkshake business. You go in, look at the (huge) menu, pick the milkshake that you want, choose the size (regular or large), decide wether you want it hot or cold, pick extras (such as extra icecream, or Toppers or Bottoms- which are things such as cream or sweets that are added to your drink), pay and wait for your drink. They make their milkshakes by mixing milk and ice cream with your choise of chocolate bar/sweets/cake etc.
*What flavours can you have?*
I am not going to write the full menu down as I would be here all day, but you really can have almost anything. They do oreo, chocolate orange and wispa, but they also offer kinder bueno, apple and blackberry, bubblegum millions and crunchy nut cornflakes!
They offer some tried and tested mixes of flavours, the names of which are alan, sylvia, jack and norah etc.
They recommend haveing some flavours hot, such as apple pie, custard and cinnamon (sylvia).
You can also add things such as bran and wheatgerm to your milkshakes.
*What does it cost?*
For one flavour it costs £2.70 for a regular, or £3.70 for a large.
For a named milkshake it costs £3.40 for a regular or £4.40 for a large.
To add an extra flavour it costs 70p.
For extra ice-cream it is 30p.
Toppers and bottoms cost 30p.
To add bran, wheatgerm, malt, energy, protein or muscle builder is 50p.
*Would I Recommend Them?*
One word- YES! They really are delicious, and you are almost certain to find one that you like from the HUGE menu! The only downside is they can get slightly sickly if you order a large, but that probably depends on the flavour. I think the prices, whilst not cheap, are reasonable, and well worth it. I just wish there were more branches near me, but this is probably a good thing, I could end up weighing a tonne if there was one near by. My absolute favourite is Alan, a delicious shake made with nutella, banana and minstrels, Try it!!
The best milkshake in the world has to be shakeaway with its incredible menu of flavours, toppings, mixes and fun!
The shop is bombarding when you first walk in to find a menu the size of a billboard pretty much staring at you and you are more than spoilt for choice but one tip go the first time and go go through this but then pick up a menu and keep it in your bag then the next time choose before you go in, its far easier!
Alternatively look online at their menu.
Flavours range from creamy desserts like lemon meringue, ice cream, custard, apple pie to the extreme candy style sweets, of popping candy, fruit salad chew bars and millions. Sickly indeed but as a treat you cant beat it and certainly the best sugar fix to receive.
Regular shakes price at £2.70 whereas the larger ones are £3.70, may I suggest the smaller one generally as they are fabulous but wow they fill you up and make you feel quite sick.
Cakes, biscuits, fruits all flavours imaginable can be part of your milkshake, as simply they have rows and rows of these products on the shelves and simply blend them down with milk and ice cream . Fear not however because if you have any kind of intolerance shakeaway is still for you as they cater for all, even gluten free shakes, vegan and nut intolerant shakes. If youre really fussy then you can even have your calories counted to!
Personally I go everytime for the cold shakes full of either chocolate or candy based and regret it soon afterwards, but I cant resist however they do do hot shakes basically hot combinations of the more preferable shakes that work being heated such as rhubarb and custard, apple pie, chocolate based shakes, horlicks etc.
Go alot and you can get discounts, love it more and buy vouchers for your freinds, its fab.
I first had a Shake Away when i went up to the Metro Centre in Newcastle Upon Tyne with my Boyfriend. He had been there before and really wanted me to try a milkshake. At first I didn't believe him about all the crazy flavours they do but believe me this is true. Where I live in Stafford, Shake Away has just opened and it is getting a massive amount of Business!
Shake Away operate in the Australia and Cyprus as well as the UK and they have shops all over the country. Basically they take real ingredients, some healthy others quite bad and blend them with fantastic machines and pour into the famous blue and yellow cups! They use real fruit, real chocolate bars, feel cookies and real sweets and lots more...
You can choose your size Regular is £2.70 or Large is £3.70. Personally, I find that regular is enough. Here is an example of some you can get:
*Kit Kat Chunky Peanut Butter
...You get the idea, if you come up with your own they are happy to make this for you!
You can experiment and mix for just 70p per extra flavour and if you like it even thicker you can add extra ice cream for 30p more. You can also add toppings for 30p each too!
For 50p you can add some attitude...
~ Bran ~ Malt ~ Energy ~ Wheatgerm ~ Protein ~ Muscle Builder ~
They now also have a selection of hot milk shakes!
You can have vegan or dairy free ice cream, so who does this not cater for?
The shops themselves are quite funky and the staff are very friendly.
Good points are that you can experiment, they taste good, they do not take long to make and they are innovative products.
When I tried my first, it was so cold and yummy. I had peanut butter Kit Kat and it was really nice. I would not have expected some of these flavours can be done but it is surprising.
Bad points are that you have to pay in cash, they can be a little sickly and they are not cheap...
4/5 From Me...
26 Long Row,
0115 924 3262.
Shakeaway, for those who have never visited the stores, is a shop that specialises in making milkshakes . Not just your bog standard strawberry, banana and chocolate flavours, but a whole huge array of different combinations .As you go in, you'll see a large array of sweet treats lined up - skittles, jaffa cakes, peanut butter cups . These aren't to be eaten with the milkshake - these are to chuck into the milkshake . There is also a board listing all the various things you can have put in your shake.
The store itself if quite small, and is usually too packed for me to get a seat in there - not that I'd really want to, as the noise level from the blenders and teenagers all hyped up on sugar is a little much . So I tend to opt for a take-away, as there is plenty of seating outside in the market square, and it makes the ideal place to people watch on a sunny day . The decoration of the store is, in my opinion,not terribly imaginative - there isn't anything that makes this place stand out really, apart from the bright yellow menu boards, the rest of the décor is just dull.
I tend to vary my shakes every time I visit - there are so many choices that I don't think I'll ever get through them all.. I will say that they are quite expensive, with regular shakes starting at 2.70 and large at 3.70 .
I think the nicest milkshake I tried would be Peanut Butter Cups - lovely sweet chocolate flavour, with an underlying salty nuttiness, very thick, and with plenty of gloop left at the bottom at the end . Luckily, the straws have little spoons on the end so you can scoop this up . I have to say the shake was very filling, I had a regular and struggled to finish it! I also don't expect these shakes are going to be very healthy at all, and they are certainly best as an occasional treat.
I'm trying to work up the guts to try Weetabix and rhubarb milkshakes soon - Really not sure how well rhubarb will work in a shake, but I'm keen to find out .
Overall, Cookie shake is a fun treat every now and then . They are filling, and almost a meal in themselves, and they are quite expensive. Not something I could personally manage every day, but a couple of times a month is more than enough for me!
3 stars - taking some off for not enough seating and lack of atmosphere in the Nottingham branch.
Milkshakes in a variety of wacky flavors.