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.