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As a huge milkshake fan I recently took advantage of Tesco's recent offer on YAZOO where they were doing a Buy One Get One Free on 475ml bottles for just 99p. Though more a fan of home made milkshakes, or genuinely fresh milkshakes it seems like theirs not enough milkshake parlours and instead bottled milkshakes are the only option. With the major brands being YAZOO and Frijj and it's impossible not to compare the two through out a review of the product. Having recently tried the YAZOO strawberry flavour I found it thoroughly enjoyable but tasted more like strawberry flavoured milk than a true milkshake, can this chocolate one be more of a true milk shake?
Coming in a brown bottle with the words "Chocolate milk shaken up" written on it, it's obvious to tell this from the other flavours of the drink (which are different depending on flavour). As with all similar drinks you are to shake it up to mix it then open the brown lid and peel the foil top off. This is done easily enough and you can then see the brown liquid of the shake, although the smell isn't the strongest it does have a little bit of a chemical scent to it (though it still smells better than some rivals such as the Mars and Galaxy shakes which smell disgusting). Though it's the drinking of the shake that really matters after all, so how does it taste?
The most apparent thing is that it's chocolate tasting, and not chemically and disgusting, the chocolate seems to impose it's self over the milk as well (something not all milk shakes manage to do). The shake is also moderately thick, not as thick as the Frijj shake but much thicker than the strawberry YAZOO which was incredibly thin and runny. The thickness seems to make the drink seem more filling and much more of a "milk shake" than a "flavoured milk" drink. It's a delightful consistency and flavour that seems to last longer than the Frijj bottle (yet is actually smaller) which makes it great value for money.
Overall the drink is brilliant, much better than strawberry drink by the same company and at 50p a bottle during the current offer it's one of the best value drinks you'll find. The only conceivable problem was the smell of the drink as everything else is brilliant. If your a milkshake fan you really must try this, it's really well worth trying.
Nutritional Information (per 100ml) Energy 300kj/70kcal Protein 3.2g Carbohydrate 11.1g (of which 9.6g are from Sugars) Fat 1.5g (of which 1g is saturated) Fibre 0.7g Sodium 0.05g
The drink contains no artificial colours or sweetners and no preservatives as well as being suitable for vegetarians.
You're right....Frijj is in a league of it's own! I have tried the Yazoo milkshakes in mini bottles though and I must say the chocolate one was least favourite! SO high in calories too boo hoo...but hey, it's worth it! I didn't really find the strawberry one too runny! Fab review!