On Tuesday, Universal invited us to participate in a milkshake tasting event at the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Dessert Foundry.
On display were the 14 milkshakes Toothsome offers. But these are no ordinary milkshakes. Served in a souvenir mason jar, overflowing with icing, cream, cookies and cake, these picturesque concoctions are like something out of a Willy Wonka fever dream — and as delicious as you’d expect.
From a new spin on the classic vanilla shake — Thrilla in Vanilla — to their unique “Confetti” creation, topped off with a large slice of frosted cake, the variety of flavors is sure to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.
While tastes are a matter of personal preference, and every option is worth trying, here are 5 shakes that stood out above the rest, in no particular order.
For when you want a little kick with your sweet treat, enter the “Espresso Buzzzz.” Made with coffee ice cream and espresso, this choice is the perfect way to satisfy a need for caffeine in the summer.
Mint chocolate lovers look no further — this is the milkshake for you. “That’s Mint” doubles down on its namesake, stuffing as much minty goodness into the jar as possible. A nice refreshing treat, especially on a hot day.
Fans of the Oreo shake will want to try this one out. Packed with ice cream and chunks of three different kinds of cookies, topped off with a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie in a bed of whipped cream, Cookie Jar is a delectable delight that won’t let you down.
Probably the most unique one of the bunch. Confetti is the perfect name. This thing looks like a party and offers an explosion of flavor.
Capped off by a full-size cupcake, Red Velvet is a mixture of vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce. Not only is this one tasty, it’s beautiful to look at.
If you’re not feeling as adventurous, here are a couple of more traditional offerings, neither of which sacrifices Toothsome’s unique flair.
Thrilla in Vanilla: Essentially a souped-up vanilla milkshake. Don’t be fooled by its simplicity, however. This is far from a bland treat.
Brownie: This is a chocolate lover’s dream. It feels like you are dipping your straw straight into a chocolate fountain, and that’s every bit as amazing as it sounds.
If you get the chance to make it to Toothsome’s, or the Dessert Foundry, I highly recommend you try one of these out for yourself. While they’re pricier than your normal run-of-the-mill shake (about $14-17), you get what you pay for, and these concoctions will not disappoint.
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