Mar 16, 2015

Review: Smashburger - Mint Oreo Shake

Smashburger's Mint Oreo Shake features vanilla Haagen-Dazs ice cream, crushed Oreo cookies, and (green) mint syrup.

A glass full goes for $4.59 but I received this courtesy of Smashburger.

In addition to the glass-full, you also get whatever is left over in the metal mixing cup, which is about enough for another 3/4 of a glass-full (although it doesn't look like it in the picture; then again, it's not a huge glass and is tall but narrow).

My shake was lacking in the mint syrup department; it wasn't even green. Still, there was a light mint flavor but not much of the cool, refreshing feel that you'd expect.

Other than the general lack of mintiness, the shake was thick but easily drinkable. There's the distinctive vanilla bean flavor to it and a richer, creamier base from the Haagen-Dazs ice cream.

The Oreo cookie pieces were generally a little too fine with a few odd larger pieces. I could have used bigger pieces of Oreos (or just more of the specks) for a stronger chocolaty flavor. The cookie bits were soft like you get in a packaged pint of ice cream rather than if you crushed Oreo wafers and threw them in a shake. I like the softness fine in a tub of cookies and cream, but I expect the crispier bits for a shake.

Overall, Smashburger's Mint Oreo Shake offers a rich and creamy shake experience. The base itself was great but the mint and Oreo pieces were a little lacking (a fixable problem, as you can just ask for more syrup and cookie bits if you're eating in anyway).

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