Ever heard of a healthy milkshake? We hadn't either. That's until we were invited to try a good-for-you (AND great tasting) milkshake from Shakeup - a dairy and non-diary lab.
We visited their second U.S. location, a kiosk in The Mall in Columbia (Maryland), that just opened a few weeks ago.
Plus the shakes are enriched with dietary pre-biotic fibers, vitamins and minerals - all without compromising the creamy, richness of a traditional milkshake.
Shakeup worked with a food engineer and a chef to develop this secret base formula.
Here's how it works:
(1) choose your flavor
(2) pick a size - Small ($4.69), Medium ($5.99) or Large ($6.99), then
(2) determine a dairy or non-dairy base - regular, low fat or soy (sugar free coming soon)
There are over 150 different flavor combinations that can be added to the base to make shakes - like banana and nutella, cookies n' cream, and coffee and caramel.
It's hard to believe these are healthy milkshakes. The drinks were so creamy and thick that Shakeup gives you both a straw and spoon.
The flavors in each shake were incredible - each ingredient was distinguishable but none was too strong or too sweet. My favorite was the pecan pie that didn't disappoint in the carmel flavor department.
Each shake comes with an optional and FREE topping of fresh (made daily) whipped cream.
We liked the shakes so much that we asked the Shakeup girl to take a photo with us.
Good news for Howard County high school students - just present your school ID and get a 10% discount on any shake.
The Shakeup team is also offering a free taste to local bloggers. Contact the Shakeup U.S. project manager Mr. T (Tsachee) Zilberfarb at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a visit.
UPDATE - My original post has the incorrect email for Mr. T (Tsachee) Zilberfarb. The correct email (email@example.com) is now listed.
The Mall in Columbia
Lower level (Next to food court across from Five Guys)
Towson Town Center
Grand Court Level 1