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A new milkshake is upon the land.

By Andrew Pollack on 08/30/2003 at 06:44 PM EDT

Friends, there is a new milkshake upon the land, and it is good. Now some of you may know that I have a weakness for the classic vanilla milkshake. I'm not sure when McDonalds released this new and improved model, as I'm normally very reluctant to try a new milkshake from a low cost place like that -- particularly having made the terrible mistake of having tried one from Carl's Jr. in Phoenix back in around 1985, something I still have not recovered from entirely -- but lo, McDonalds has got it right with this one. The one I had today in the great town of Bath, Maine home of the Bath Iron Works shipyard where they have made the most amazing battle ships for over 100 years, was fundamentally a GREAT SHAKE. If this proves to be not a fluke, not the sole product of world renown Maine craftsmanship as applied to a regular old shake, but indeed a fundamentally good milkshake readily available to the general population of the world by way of that global purveyor of spotlessly clean, yet homogenized sameness; then today is in fact a great day for all of mankind. Well, at least for those parts of mankind who, like me, crave a good vanilla shake now and again.

Dear readers, I can think of no greater blessing upon you, then to wish you as much luck in finding a global avenue for your own favorite tastes.

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re: A new milkshake is upon the land.By Ben Langhinrichs on 06/23/2004 at 11:21 AM EDT
So, if I might be so bold, do they offer a "Chocolate Triple Thick"?
re: re: A new milkshake is upon the land.By Andrew Pollack on 06/23/2004 at 11:21 AM EDT
The web site says yes. Perhaps you'll give us a report.


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So, if I might be so bold, do they offer a "Chocolate Triple Thick"?
re: re: re: A new milkshake is upon the land.By Ben Langhinrichs on 06/23/2004 at 11:21 AM EDT
As soon as I try it, I'll report back.:

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The web site says yes. Perhaps you'll give us a report.
re: A new milkshake is upon the land.By Anonymous on 06/23/2004 at 11:21 AM EDT
Interesting that it actually does say "milkshake" on
the cup. I had thought that McD's concoctions were not
called milkshakes, but only "shakes", because they
contained no actual milk. So I wonder, was I misinformed?
Have they been milkshakes all along? Or have they at some
time recently decided to put some milk in? Or have the
labeling requirements simply been changed to allow them to
call it a milkshake even if it has no milk?

I think a full investigation is in order. I'll start with
the field research tomorrow, preferably though with the
chocolate flavor ;-)

Review of Triple Thick Chocolate ShakeBy Richard Schwartz on 06/23/2004 at 11:21 AM EDT
Slight flavor of strawberry to start, but after that...



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