Beef-A-Roo Pink Flamingo Monster Shake REVIEW

 

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Steven Tyler was right.

If my wife had her way, our yard would be covered in the largest flock of plastic flamingos this side of a geriatric Floridian trailer park. Fortunately, I can soothe the gauche beast (love ya babe!) with Beef-A-Roo’s newest limited time summer offering, the Pink Flamingo Monster Shake. A strawberry flavored milkshake is blended with raspberry fruit chunks, topped with whipped cream, vanilla wafer cookies, pound cake and, be still my heart, a red velvet cake pop. Oh, and a mini plastic flamingo!

While the Blue Unicorn Monster Shake is mythically pretty, the Pink Flamingo is more impressive. It doesn’t embody the body of its namesake as the Blue Unicorn does. Of course when I mentioned it, my wife looked at me like I had told her Jar Jar Binks is a better character than Chewie—ymmv. Even if you don’t find yourself intently milkshake cloud gazing like me, we all know that taste is where the monster is made. I’m pleased to say that this is where the Pink Flamingo sets itself apart from its horned equine brethren.

Beef-A-Roo kindly sent me a gift card as I was underwhelmed with the Blue Unicorn, and its use in testing the Pink Flamingo was well spent. The strawberry dipped in whipped cream and shake base are predictably delicious. But who reads a review of a monster shake adorned with 15 kinds of man made sugar to find out how the whole fruit tastes? Sure as hell not me.

I was pleased to discover the sugar wafers were not soggy this time and complimented the shake swimmingly. It makes me wonder if I received cookies past their prime last time. Unfortunately, the main draw for me had me seeing red as the cake ball is a bit of a disappointment. It is by no means bad, but the coating is unremarkable and the red velvet cake itself is rather dry and somewhat muted in flavor. The ice cream provides needed moisture when dipped, but it doesn’t otherwise enhance the experience.

The other and much more substantial cake slices on the other hand save the day. For those in the audience that aren’t as slow on the uptake as yours truly, the pound cake married with the base and whipped cream perfectly capture strawberry shortcake in shake form. It is a stroke of monster mash-up genius.

 

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I really hope that’s just syrup underneath his tail feathers…

 

The Pink Flamingo turns a simple concept into a unique, tacky plastic ornamented monstrous delight. While pricey at $6.99, pink is the color of love for this flamingo themed treat even if it didn’t make me break out into song like the Pink Donut cereal.

 


*I was provided a gift I used to purchase this shake after I was disappointed with the Blue Unicorn. It did not influence my review.

The Chomp: Beef-A-Roo Pink Flamingo Monster Shake ($6.99 for the smallest size)

Chompiness: 8 lawn loitering plastic avians out of 10

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Reese’s Outrageous Blizzard Dairy Queen – QUICK REVIEW

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I love Reese’s to pieces.

 

Dairy Queen must be falling on hard times. The new Reese’s Outrageous Blizzard is piggybacking on Hershey’s marketing dollars just like last months Oreo Firework Blizzard. This time around though, no one is trying to murder me with slick candy pieces. Although when it tastes as good as this one does, at least I’d die with a peanut butter eating grin on my face. Once again the titular candy bar is not to be found, but there are Peanut Butter Cups and Pieces alike. You can find more in my review over at The Impulsive Buy.

Need a little more chocolate with your peanut butter? Maybe give the Jurassic Chomp a whirl or make your own cereal infused peanut butter with this easy recipe? Or, are you one of the evil E.T.’s who don’t like legumey lusciousness? Here’s my take on the rest of the summer menu!

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Star Spangled Blizzard – Dairy Queen QUICK REVIEW

Star Spangled Blizzard

 

Star Spangled Blizzard Dairy Queen Spoon
If I had founded the U.S., our colors would probably represent cherry syrup, vanilla ice cream, and blue rock sugar.

Dairy Queen hates dinosaurs. Last month’s delicious Jurassic Chomp celebrates the only movie that’s made my wife cry in theaters, “Fallen Kingdom.” While I don’t find the dino’s demise as tear jerking as she does, they certainly don’t hold back. On it’s own, one can argue it’s just a movie tie in. But by following up with the limited time Star Spangled Blizzard, there can be no other explanation. Think about it. A star is violently thrust into a vanilla sky, its scattered debris obscuring the frozen land beneath that has run red with “cherry.” It even comes in a Jurassic World cup, and What’s more it tastes like dino doo, doo!

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I bet you’ll never look at the Death Star the same way again.

 

You can find out more in my review over at The Impulsive Buy or read about it’s better half, the Firework Oreo Blizzard.

Neither treat have you screaming “must go faster?” Head as the pterodactyl flys over to the Summer Blizzard Menu links! (more…)

Oreo Firework Blizzard QUICK REVIEW Dairy Queen

Oreo Firework Blizzard

Oreo Firework Blizzard Spoon
Is that a firework in your ice cream or are you just happy to see me?

This is the first review that almost killed me. I didn’t realize the fireworks in DQ’s new Oreo Firework Blizzard also come with an adult supervision warning. No, it isn’t because the flavor is “mind blowing” (although spoiler alert, it’s good). You can find out why over at The Impulsive Buy. After all, it’s the least one can do after I put my life on the line. But don’t stop there, because there’s also the limited quantity Star Spangled Blizzard is out now. Actually, do stop there because that thing @#%$@#% sucks.

If you need more good Blizzards in your life, you can read about some of the fantastic choices on the Summer Blizzard menu!

 

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Twix Blizzard – Dairy Queen QUICK REVIEW

Twix Blizzard

Dairy Queen Twix Blizzard
I’m caught betwixt my love for ice cream/Twix, and my love for NOT chewing gravel…

Dairy Queen’s Twix Blizzard sits in an odd place for me. Most of the time, it falls short of expectations and can be challenging to enjoy. But some bites leave me feeling a Yello YOLO “Oh Yeah!” You can find out all you need to know in my review over at The Impulsive Buy. Not sold on playing Russian Roullete with your blizzard buy? Dairy Queen has a fantastic selection of blizzard’s on its Summer Blizzard Menu. While the Summer Berry Cheesecake didn’t make me cheese, I’m chomping to sink my teeth into the phenomenal Jurassic Comp Blizzard again. I did cotton to the Cotton Candy, and the returning May Blizzard of the Month S’mores has me begging for s’more too. (more…)