Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Whoppers Milkshake Strawberry

Back when I could eat all the dairy I wanted, I loved milkshakes. Thick, chunky milkshakes with lots of malted milk in them. I prefered chocolate shakes, but my second favorite was strawberry. There’s something about the creaminess of ice cream and the fresh taste of strawberries and then that extra dark kick of malt that got my tastebuds-a-tingling.

But I admit that I didn’t just swoop into the nearest store and pick up the new Whoppers Strawberry Milkshake.

Whoppers Milkshake Strawberry

I mean, it’s not like Whoppers are fantastic to begin with, they have that greasy, waxy fake chocolate on what is an otherwise decent malt ball (see review of the candy coated holiday version). But I figured if I was going to eat fake chocolate, it may as well be fake strawberry confection.

I admit they smelled nice. Kind of like summer & shortcake, cotton candy & carnival midways. And they are quite pretty. Instead of an unnatural fuschia as I thought they might be from the image on the box, they were actually a lovely soft pinkish/peach color.

Strawberry Milkshake WhoppersThe candy coating was a little waxy, but sweet and had a nice creamy but mild strawberry flavor to it. No tartness that I’d associate with the berry which is often present in ice cream that uses berry pieces.

The malt center is crisp and mellow, it doesn’t have a super-strong malt hit, but still a very nice salty counterpart to the sugary outside.

I wish they used a real white chocolate compound with real cocoa butter in them, but Hershey’s is having other troubles and can’t be bothered with quality at the moment. But for what they had to work with and for 99 cents, they came up with a pretty good item here that actually delivers what they say on the package.

They’re a bit fattier than the Sno-Balls I had over Christmas (I haven’t compared them to Robin’s Eggs, which haven’t hit the stores yet) so I’ll probably stick to the sugar shell ones if I need a cheap malt fix and can’t fine real milk chocolate covered ones. Whoppers has also introduced a Reese’s Peanut Butter themed one. But to be honest, I think that a chocolate malt ball is just fine the way it is.

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Name: Strawberry Milkshake Whoppers
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Hershey's
Place Purchased: Target (Harbor City)
Price: $.99
Size: 4 ounces
Calories per ounce: 131
Categories: Malt, United States, Hershey's, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:00 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. You’ll have to explain to me what a carnival midway is, Cybele, this evidently American analogy is lost on me.

    Comment by Terry on 1/30/08 at 8:10 am #
  2. I’m not her, but the midway is the main or central walkway in a carnival. Rides, food booths, side shows, games of chance are to the left and right of the midway. While you walk down the midway, in addition to hearing all the shouts of the barkers who are trying to get your attention and the joyous shouts of the kids and people, you can smell all the varieties of goods.
    Popcorn, hot dogs, cotton candy, chili, and all manner of deep-fried goodies!

    I think her calling it that is a mark of genius!

    Comment by Russ on 1/30/08 at 10:49 am #
  3. I’ve been seeing these for about a year now.  I love-love-love malt balls, but I just couldn’t imagine these being good.

    Comment by Alicia on 1/30/08 at 12:36 pm #
  4. They don’t really look strawberry flavored. It always bothers me when things are artificially flavored but the makers can’t bother with making them the appropriate color.

    Comment by Ezra on 1/30/08 at 5:06 pm #
  5. Yeah these came out a few years ago. I only remember because I saw them advertised as limited edition and I searched everywhere for them. They were kind of disappointing after searching for days for what sounded like a delicious edition to the whopper family.

    Comment by jennifer on 1/31/08 at 6:09 pm #
  6. Mmmmm!!! This sounds genius - would love to try it soon.

    Comment by Hillary on 2/01/08 at 7:52 am #
  7. I am a HUGE malt fan, but these don’t look appealing to me at all.

    I used to just adore Horlick’s malted milk tablets. My grandma always had them for me when I visited her. The way they felt all skritchy between my teeth when I chewed them was amazing. YUM.

    Comment by Kim on 2/02/08 at 11:39 am #
  8. Oh my god, I cannot believe it’s almost Robin’s Egg time again. I ate soooo many of those last year, and I think I might do it again.
    At least one bag full.

    Comment by Sara on 2/03/08 at 12:40 pm #
  9. does anyone know were to buy the strawberry flavored? i just tried robins eggs for the first time this year and now i am obdicted..a store around west LA

    Comment by sogol on 4/20/08 at 4:39 pm #
  10. I love crushing these and mixing them with milk and ice cream making a candy malt milkshake.

    Comment by buglady on 7/25/08 at 2:09 pm #
  11. Whoppers used to have these strawberry milkshake flavored Robin Eggs that came out only during Easter. I bought them 1 year & fell in love w/ them. They are different than the strawberry milkshake Whoppers sold now. These are Robin Eggs & they have a thin pink candy coating around the malted egg. They were delicious! I used to buy them from pathmark, but that store isn’t open any longer in my city. Also, I can’t find them on Hershey’s site. Has anyone seen this candy lately?

    Comment by Loonchie's Mom on 5/14/17 at 12:02 am #
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