17 January 2011

Crusha Lime Flavour Milkshake [Limited Edition] (Waitrose) [By @Cinabar]

I saw this on the shelf, and couldn’t resist buying it. Firstly it is a ‘Limited Edition’ one of my favourite phrases. Secondly because I got the Crusha advert music immediately stuck in my head - “De-de-de-de-de-de-dum - I want Some Crusha”. Finally because it reminded of a comment NLi10 made about how you never get citrus milkshakes, and I don’t think I have ever seen a lime milkshake before either!
Crusha is essentially a milk shake cordial, you add a splash of it to a glass and top up with fresh milk, stir and there you go. According to their website you could also top it up with cola, or other fruit juices, but for me Crusha is about milkshake (and that ace advert music)!
“De-de-de-de-de-de-dum - I want Some Crusha”
I opened up the bottle, got myself a nice big glass and poured some out. I know its lime flavoured but I was still a little surprised by the vibrant nature of the colour.

I added the milk, and stared at the light green liquid in front of me – it what an impressive shade. Some may call it lime green, others might mistakenly call it slime green. I can imagine some, less open minded, adults being put off by this colour, but I suspect kids will like it!

So on to the taste test, my first thought was that it was very sweet. I thought I had done the maths and measured the correct ratio for the glass, but I couldn’t help but think that it was a little strong. Then I realised that this was the adult in me doing the thinking, and that I really needed to think about the advert “De-de-de-de-de-de-dum - I want Some Crusha” and imagine being twelve years old again. The minute this was complete – suddenly the flavour was spot, strong, sweet, zingy, refreshing and most definitely lime! The drink is just a very sweet treat, with a rich citrus taste and a zainy colour. Kids and fun loving adults will just love it. “De-de-de-de-de-de-dum – Add Milk – Or We’ll Crusha”.
For those of you who don’t recognise the reference to the music in the advert, please see below – be warned, it’s catchy! :-)
By Cinabar


NLi10 said...

Like most products that are advertised by www.b3ta.com offshoots (this one being a www.rathergood.com thing) I must buy this. The fact it's green milkshake only adds to the fun.

Unknown said...

Do you know where i can buy this from i have been after line milkshake for ages and i cant find it n e where on line! X
- Linz x

cinabar said...

Sorry - its been ages since I last saw it. The current new flavour is Cherry & Vanilla and its lovely - if that helps?

Unknown said...

There used to be a Cafe just along from Vauxhall Bridge in London that I would go to every Saturday. Simply because it was the only place where I could buy a Lime milkshake.

Anonymous said...

I’m not going to lie but that lime milkshake was absolutely horrible.