Chocolate Milkshake @ The Local Press – Lilyfield

$4.50 – 5 August 2017

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We received very fast service when we ordered, and the serving size was decent. It came in a big glass cup, but with a paper straw (these fall apart. Paper gets soggy. Despite how trendy they may seem, they detract from the experience). However, the overall presentation of the milkshake was good.

The milkshake itself was nice and frothy. It wasn’t at all thick, but it was advertised as a milkshake, not a thickshake, so it doesn’t lose too many marks for this. The chocolate flavour was a little weak (not Cottee’s) and it wasn’t ice cold (but drinkable cold). A proper milkshake machine was used, a Sirman.

6.5/10

Chocolate Fudge Shake @ Bills – Surry Hills

$9.50 – 30 July 2017

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Despite being one of the busier breakfast spots in Surry Hills, the service was fast. The shake came in the classic milkshake stainless steel cup – a good thing since this generally means a big serving size. And Bills did not disappoint there either.

The shake was creamy smooth and not too sweet, it had great bubble distribution and was free from chunks or nasty ice. The chocolate sauce was high quality but it wasn’t Cottee’s.

It came ice cold and had great thickness. This is what you get when you use the king of milkshake machines, the Roband.

The one let down here was the paper straw. It held together, but it detracted from the experience. A steel straw would have taken this experience close to perfect.

9/10