$8.00 – 3 March 2018
The Blue Mountains offer a similar milkshake experience (at times) to inner city areas – the price and the lack of conventional flavours (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry). Lindsay’s Cafe scored 1.5 out of 2 in this respect, with the $8 ‘adult’ milkshake options closest to a traditional chocolate being ‘Chocoholics’ and ‘Minted Cookies & Cream”. The waitress offered an “intense” experience from the ‘Chocoholics’ variety but sadly over-promised and under-delivered.
The milkshake came in a mason jar with whipped cream and mini Oreo cookies on top. While the whipped cream was quite good, the Oreo cookies were quite bad (either a cheap imitation or stale). This was a bad way to top off a milkshake. In fact, the poor choice of ingredients continued with the chocolate flavouring, which was strong but did not taste very good. In addition, it was spread around the inside of the jar – this adds little value to the taste of the milkshake given it is not mixed in. The frappista should be confident enough to add the right amount of chocolate flavour to a milkshake – the customer should not be expected to mix the milkshake themselves. However, they did get the bubble distribution right.
The big chunk of ice cream at the bottom of the milkshake ensured the milkshake was at least cold. However, it was also icy in parts. The accompanying spoon was a useful addition to finish off the ice cream scoop.