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Apr 15, 2010

Review: Carl's Jr. - Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Shake

Carl's Jr's Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Shake
Carl's Jr.'s Banana Chocolate Chip Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shake features banana cream syrup, milk, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate chip flakes topped with whipped topping (i.e. not actual cream). You can choose whether to get it with malt powder.

It costs $3.19 for a 16-ounce cup but there's $1 off coupon available off of the Carl's Jr. website.  Note: the suggested retail price is $2.89 so the Banana Chocolate Chip Shake might be cheaper at your local Carl's Jr.


Carl's Jr.'s Banana Chocolate Chip Shake from the top
I chose to get it with malt powder, but quite frankly, I've never been able to tell the difference either way in taste or texture. Then again, I've never done a side-by-side comparison.
Close up of Carl's Jr. Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Shake
The shake was nicely thick and creamy but not so much that I had to struggle to get it up the straw.  The banana flavor was a little bit artificial tasting but not overly so. The taste reminded me of banana pudding with Nilla wafers.  It was a nice blend of banana and vanilla.

It's a refreshing, frosty dessert for the banana-inclined.  Still, I'd rather go for a pint of Chunky Monkey for my banana ice cream.  It tastes more like real bananas.  It's a fairly subtle distinction between the two though.

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2 comments :

  1. Artificial banana syrup is weak! Does it cause extra to get the malt powder?

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  2. Nope, malt powder is free.

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