Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Nutella Crunch Milkshake at Holsteins - Costa Mesa

If you haven't read my review of Holsteins, please do. Then go go go, if not for the burgers, then just for a particular "Bam-Boozled" shake they call the Nutella Crunch. And no, do not forgo the booze. You're only saving a couple of bucks if you do and the virgin version is cloying without it.

As I said in my review, the alcohol is essential in cutting through the richness of the milk, sugar and cream.

All the flavors are great, but the Nutella Crunch is particularly scrumptious, with bits of caramelized hazelnut pieces suspended in the concoction and the Frangelico smoothing out the dairy. Before I knew it, I sucked up the last remaining dregs of whipped cream from the bottom of my soda-fountain glass and ate the crunchy brittle they put on top.

It was then that I realized how dangerous Holsteins' shakes were. It wasn't because of the alcohol (which can hardly be tasted or felt), but because at $13, these are nearly 3 times more expensive than the $5 milkshake referenced in the classic film scene below.

Holsteins Shakes & Buns
3333 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 352-2525

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At 2:54 AM, Blogger Greg said...

Funny how literally the day before you posted I was there with a friend similarly enjoying some adult milkshakes. I really like the mint one.

At 8:10 AM, Blogger elmomonster said...

Hey! Does that mean you're back in The States?! Or did they open a Holsteins in Taiwan?

At 5:27 PM, Blogger Greg Hao said...

haha, no holstein in taiwan, i was in town briefly. would've gotten in touch if i had a bit more time. next trip for sure!


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