Product Type: Shakeaway Soft Drink
Newest Review: ... 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 milksh... more
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Advantages: Really novel idea, tasty milkshakes
Disadvantages: Some of the flavours are not for weak stomachs
What is Shakeaway?
Shakeaway is a take away milk shake store. There are a chain of stores and operate on a franchise system. Shakeaway's first store was opened in 1999 and has been steadily growing since. The name Shakeaway was taken from the words milk shake and take away to produce Shakeaway. Shakeaway sell milkshake with a big difference. The milkshakes are original and very far from the normal strawberry and vanilla flavours. The idea behind Shakeaway is actually taking food items and blitzing them into shakes.
I went a hen weekend in Brighton earlier this year and we came across the shakeaway shop. We went in for a shake (which I just adore when hungover) and was amazed at what I found. The menu of milkshakes is phenomenal. Basically Shakeaway take foods, chocolate bars, cereals etc. and blend them into milkshakes. I had a Dime Bar shake and it was really tasty. It was thick and frothy with a string chocolaty, caramel taste of a Dime bar, and this is because it contained a full dime bar, blitzed into my shake. A lot of shakes on the menu contain food that I would not normally associate with a milkshake and I wasn't very keen to try some of them.
The menu of shakes is far too extensive to write but I have taken some of the ones I found most interesting-
Battenburg (yes, the cake!)
Cadbury Cream Egg
Farley's Rusk (yes, the baby food!)
Jamaican Ginger Cake
I steered away from the less conventional shakes and after my dime experience I returned the next day for a cream egg shake. Again it was really tasty and sweet.
The shop itself was very bright and modern, immaculately clean and very very busy. The store seems to be a hit with locals and tourists alike.
The shakes are served in blue and yellow stripy cups (like any take away cup) and served with a straw that doubles as a scoop as apparently lots of shakes have lumps at the bottom.
The shakes cost around £3 each and for me were worth the money for the novelty factor alone.
There are approx 12 Shakeaway stores throughout the UK and have also become popular in Australia and New Zealand. Unfortunately there are no stores in Scotland so I will have to wait on my next trip down south before I try another shake
A really pleasant experience, very novel idea, tasty shakes but some of the flavours are not my cup of tea!
Summary: Really good idea