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Hands up those who have tried a new product due to reading about it on Ciao. One day last week I was browsing the reviews and came across one on Vodka Milkshake by Tazza72. I was intrigued and made a mental note to buy a bottle if I ever saw it. I did see it yesterday in Asda and bought a bottle of each of the two flavours which are chocolate and caramel
What is Vodka Mudshake?
It is an alcoholic milkshake. At first I thought yuck, then strange then I thought about it. I have drank Baileys, Dooleys and Cadbury’s chocolate liqueur and all of them are milk based. I have also drunk milk and cream based cocktails in bars and have even had a vodka milkshake in Revolutions Vodka Bar. As I have said Vodka Mudshake comes in two flavours caramel and chocolate and I would think will come increasingly available. I paid 98 pence for mine so I felt that was a real bargain. I can imagine these would retail for about £2 in a fancy bar.
Duskman and I had half a bottle each so we could compare notes on both of them.
The come in 275 ml clear glass bottles with screw tops. I thought this was good as you did not have to drink all of it right away but it would make it easier for teenagers to drink it on the street. The label is metallic red and gives the alcohol content which is 5%, the brewers details and how to serve (serve chilled and shake before drinking). I t also has an 18 sign on it to make sure people know it is alcoholic I am now going to discuss the two flavours separately
This is a light brown in appearance. When I opened the bottle I had a quick sniff before I drank it. It smelled really artificial. It reminded me of the syrup used in Crusha milkshake.
The taste test
The milkshake was really smooth and quite creamy the consistency was not too bad. It was neither thin nor too thick. . The chocolate flavour was quite nice and not too overpowering. The vodka was just right as there was a kick but it did not overpower it. I quite liked this
This was a lighter colour than the chocolate one. The smell reminded me of the caramel supreme desserts you get, as did the taste. It also reminded me of the cream you get on sticky toffee Pavlova. It was a stronger more distinctive flavour than the chocolate one and I felt it had a rougher rawer taste. The vodka was apparent. Both of the mudshakes were nice but I do not think I could drink more than one or two at a push as they were quite filling and were very sweet almost to a point of being sickly. It is the type of drink that everyone will try once just for the sheer novelty factor
My suggestion for these is as a mixer for a nice boozy coffee or hot chocolate. They might be good to have one in the house for this alone!
I do have concerns over them being linked to underage drinking. I feel that they will be marketed to the youngest drinkers, as Mudshake sounds fun. I am worried that these would promote under age drinking more than any other alcopop.
Would I buy this product again?
Yes I might buy it again especially if I was making boozy coffee. However I do not think I would buy them regularly and I certainly would not buy them in a club or drink more than a couple of them. It is a novelty product and I am not sure how long it will last.