Wednesday, March 11, 2009

In Case You're Not Fat Enough...

So, I was cruising the aisles of Wal-Mart doing my weekly shopping when I spotted this:
Have any of the rest of you seen or tried this? You're probably all too dedicated in your healthy eating to give it a try, so I offered myself up as a guinea pig for the good of everyone else's waists and thighs.
You probably can't tell exactly what this is, so I'll give you some details. It says, "Just add milk...and shake!" Yes, that's right, we have become so lazy about milkshakes that we don't want to go to the trouble of getting out the blender, ice cream and milk. It's a bit like that invention of the peanut butter and jelly all in the same can. Two jars to open for a pb & j? Too much work!
You even have options. One fill line says, "Creamy thick" and the other says "Xtra thick" (Take note of the incorrect spelling--another tip off that this product is directed at an audience who cares only about phonetics or has decided to join the texting--too many letters to spell correctly--generation.)
Myself, I went with cookies and cream and I wanted it Extra thick. I'll spell it correctly so as not to insult my brilliant audience.
What's inside the mystery can? If you've ever been to a zoo or mall, you've probably spotted them & perhaps even tried them--Dippin' Dots! Yes, apparently if you pour milk over those tiny dots of ice cream and "Shake it like you mean it for 30 seconds" as you're instructed, you can have an instant milkshake.
My complete review is as follows:
Taste: Quite yummy--the cookies & cream anyway. I can't comment on the other flavors.
Satisfation: Well, the quantity isn't big enough for me to consider it completely satisfying. I mean when I need a milkshake, I NEED a milkshake.
Worth the Money: It was $1.82 I think. Quite a rip off if you ask me, but I was curious and perhaps the 30 seconds of shaking burned a few calories before I gorged on ice cream deliciousness.
Problems: Since AZ is so blasted hot--and we're not even in the hot season yet--the dots had frozen into a solid mass by the time I got it the two miles home. I suspected they would need to be separated and took a kitchen knife to them and broke them apart before I dumped in the milk. Otherwise, this could've been quite interesting.

12 comments:

Mama Corleone said...

Thanks for giving it a try for us. I too have wondered at how lazy we have become...ever since I saw the add for the pancakes that just require water and shaking. Interesting.

Christopher said...

Thanks for the tips. I'll stick to In and Out!

Lyndsey said...

i am glad i am not going to the store right now because I would probably buy one with my craving of ice cream I am having! maybe i will just go straight to DQ...

Ryan said...

I'll try it, but I'll wait till it's on sale and I find a coupon in the Sunday paper. I only try new stuff when there's a "perfect storm" to justify it.

Ryan said...

Bethany

Heather said...

I must have...now!

Marisa said...

Audrey, you've repented so I guess you deserve a comment. he he he. As for the ice cream test, I LOVE anything having to do with ice cream and I am surprised I have not yet tested this out. However, I love dippin' dots and I think I'd rather just eat them. Why add milk to something so delicious?

rachel said...

What an invention!!I have never heard of this. If I might suggest another really great cool trest. They are called something like divide bars from Target. They have a picture of a referee on the front. They are half white chocolate and have milk chocolate. Give them a try. They don't last long at our house;)

Lara said...

(sheepishly hanging head)

I did not realize I haven't commented on your blog in so long. I always read. Lately I haven't been in much of a commenting mood on any blog unless I really have something to say on the subject or it's someone's birthday or something. I apologize profusely and hope you don't take it personally! The warning has been taken, I shall be better.

Since I'm on my crazy strict diet...this post was neglected accordingly.

The Zookeeper said...

I did not need to read this. As if I haven't already packed on enough pounds. And trust me, I have.

Lauren and Trevor said...

Great post. You've got us sold. We are always looking for a new quick and delicious late night snack:) Also, Ryanna's Etude sounded terrific!

bloggingchristy said...

I'm so glad I read this post because I was laughing my butt off! Thanks for trying this for all of us! HAve you ever tried Chikfila's cookies and cream milkshake? It is too die for! Greg had an obsession with these last year and I would drive by when he was supposed to be at work and he would be there getting a milkshake! It was hilarious