Vanilla always sounds like one of the standard flavours that you should expect to see from any milkshake company. Obviously banana, strawberry and chocolate always seem to be present, but vanilla is getting remarkably harder to find, its like it is falling out of fashion. It happens to be one of my favourite flavours; so I was more than a little bit pleased to see this bottle appear on the shelves.
To be honest Frijj used to make vanilla, so this post celebrates its re-launch, albeit as a Limited Edition. I poured the thick pale, almost white liquid into a glass, and stared at it in awe for a moment. The aroma was slightly sweet but worryingly a little vague. I could pick up on the slightest hint of vanilla, but nothing astounding.
Thankfully the taste was full of strength even if the scent hadn’t been. The drink tasted creamy, with wonderful vanilla, brown sugar and caramel tones. It was an absolute pleasure to drink. It reminded me of liquidised Crème Caramel desserts, with the lovely smooth golden flavours, blended with vanilla.
Vanilla may be mistakenly referred to as plain, but I think there is place on my palette to appreciate its delicate taste. I’m really pleased to see it return to the line up of flavours, and suggest you give this smooth comforting flavour a try. Come on Frijj, do the right thing, add Vanilla to your permanent flavours range.