And you usually succumb when you are out and a sign says "milkshake" or someone mentions milkshake, and not the song.
At that point, asking what is in the milkshake is the last thing on your mind. But also in your mind, you are thinking milk, ice cream, and syrup – not great for me, but how bad could that be?
This graphic from the Vancouver Sun gives you a taste of what that could mean, and that is from Canada. This comes on the heels of the last Jamie Oliver show where we got several laundry lists worth of sundae toppings.
This isn't about milkshakes itself because you could make a nice milkshake that would be a nice treat that is reasonably healthy while still tasting good. The same can't always be said for milkshakes you don't make.
Jamie Oliver made a sundae with 9 ingredients that you could feel good about eating. You could build a similar type milkshake.
And I certainly don't talk about this from a high and mighty vantage point. In my temptation with the King Don milkshake in Windsor, I didn't even blink about the quality and ingredients in the ice cream. All my brain said to me was "Gimme."
The best thing, though no guarantee, is local establishment is better for you than national chain. But often, even the local establishment has no thought to what goes into their food. Jamie's experiment with a yogurt milkshake with Deno is a classic example.
The A&W root beer milkshake in the graphic has 1,720 calories with 252g of sugar, 278g of carbohydrates, and 1,200mg of sodium. As tempting as that looks, you could certainly do better on your own.