Today, I am eager to share my Sonic milkshake review with you. You see, we have a Sonic right down the road from out apartment. So, the boyfriend and I have been taking full advantage of their half-price shakes after 8 PM this whole summer. I have developed a bit of an addiction to them and was totally pleased when Sonic offered to allow me to get one to try and compare to another famous chain’s milkshakes.
Disclosure: I received gift cards to facilitate this review.
Sonic Milkshake Review
For my Sonic milkshake review, I chose a small Real Ice Cream Chocolate Shake from SONIC Drive-In and a small Chocolate Hand Spun Shake from another restaurant chain. Then, I compared the two to determine the better milkshake. Using several different criteria categories, I set out to determine the better of the two.
The initial category seems a little unfair to put anyone in the same category as Sonic for. However, it can’t be ignored that Sonic offers so many more flavor options than other places. One of the reasons that I’ve enjoyed their summer shake special so much is because of the varieties available. I’ve been able to try a few different ones each week and thus am never bored of their shakes. However, other restaurants usually have just the three traditional flavors (which is why I went with the chocolate at Sonic, to keep things fair in other categories).
Next up is presentation. Here are the two milkshakes I purchased. You can kind of see the other brand’s milkshake has some uneven distribution of the chocolate. Plus, I think it has way too much whipped topping. It’s almost like they are trying to hide something in or on their shake. Plus, the Sonic one comes with a cherry on top and a bright red straw.
Similar to presentation was their texture. The Sonic one looks great and has a smooth drinkability to it. The other one was too thick and I couldn’t really drink it with a straw. I had to wait for it to really melt in order to drink it (which defeats the whole purpose of a milkshake). Thankfully, both of them had pretty consistent flavors in it though.
I saved the most important factor for last – taste. Hands down, the Sonic Real Ice Cream Chocolate Shake tasted better than the competitor’s. You just can’t beat the real ice cream with chocolate flavor. The other shake’s taste was a bit off and not exactly what I was expecting when reaching for a chocolate milkshake.
I think it’s plain to see that Sonic wins this one without any problems. They beat the other brand in every category. They look good and taste even better. I can’t say enough good things about Sonic’s shakes. So, which restaurant is your favorite place to go for a milkshake?