|Best Freakshakes in the World|
Whenever I am in London I spent approximately forty times the amount I would spend in an entire week at home, but I guess that's half the fun and last weekend I had a lot of fun. On Sunday, my friends and I went on a freakshake run to break our freakshake-free existence and see what all the fuss is about. According to the internet, Maxwell's Bar & Grill in Covent Garden is the best place in London, or at least the most popular, to get a freakshake. They are £7.95 each and have a choice of 3 different shakes which change periodically. The three options were: Oreo, Mars and Salted Caramel. There were 3 of us, 2 (including me) chose Salted Caramel DOnut and one chose Oreo Cookie.
|Freakshake Menu at Maxwell's Bar & Grill: Freaks Shake from Mars, Oreo Cookie Freakshake and Salted Caramel Donut|
Maxwell's is primarily a restaurant so if you are going just for freakshakes you will be seated at the bar. For me, this was uncomfortable as there is nowhere to put your bag and it makes it a little harder to relax. My friend went to the bar to order the freakshakes and then we proceeded to wait for over half an hour for them to arrive. They might have been understaffed but about fifteen minutes into the wait I was over the freakshake thing. I just wanted to pass out on my bed with a cheeseburger. The wait, to me, did not seem worth it at all. It was on a weekend though so a waiting time is to be expected. It just got frustrating watching them prepare freakshakes for them to keep giving them to other people. Nevertheless, they eventually arrived in all their glory and as I chose the Salted Caramel Freakshake I will discuss that one first. In images on social media freakshakes look a lot more elaborate than the one I had so I was disappointed.
|Salted Caramel Donut Freak Shakes from Manxwell's in London, Covent Garden|
Broken down, there are three marshmallows on a skewer at the very top of the freakshake. I hate marshmallows so I gave mine to my friend who has a severe addiction to marshmallows and is currently seeking therapy (kidding . . . kind of). Below the marshmallows is an uber-sticky donut that was delicious. Buried right under the donut is a mountain of cream that takes up over half of the capacity in the mason jar. Going through that cream is like digging to the centre of the Earth, you lose the will to live every few minutes and if I ever see cream again I think I will throw up. There was a fucking lot of cream. The best part which made it all worth it in the end is the actual milkshake at the bottom which tastes like salted caramel and made me very happy for the two minutes it took me to drink it. If there was more milkshake, substantially less cream and chocolate instead of marshmallows I would have rejoiced from the rooftops. As it was, I give it a 2/5. I won't be getting it again.
|Oreo Cookie Freak Shake from Maxwell's Bar & Grill in Covent Garden, London|
The Oreo Freakshake looked more like it was worth almost £8 as their was an ice cream sandwich cake teetering at the top, tonnes of fresh cream, chocolate and a milkshake that tastes like the KFC Oreo Crush'em. The Oreo shake is a lot more filling, my friend couldn't bring herself to finish it as it got quite sickly and heavy. It looked amazing though, and if all else fails the nachos at Maxwell's look incredible. I hope you enjoyed this slightly weird review, leave me a comment! Take care.
Have you had/heard of Freakshakes?