This year we added a new participant, Jake's, and added an old participant, Chevron (because they have a sign that said they were voted best raspberry shakes by KSL's Studio 5.) We love to challenge others' test results.
We had 6 competitors: (In alphabetical order) Chevron, Hometown, Jake's, La Beau's, Merlins and Quick N Tasty.
We had 11 highly-trained shake-eaters.
TIME: We actually dared do this experiment during Raspberry Days, on Friday. Though the actual time and cost sheet was lost, (and that person has been flogged,) we can say that they were all pretty speedy. No standout slowpokes.
COST: All cost around 4 dollars. Only standout was Chevron, which cost the most and was much smaller than the others.
- 1ST PLACE: By a strong consensus, HOMETOWN DRIVE IN!
- 2ND: Three shakes were virtually tied: Quick N Tasty, Chevron and Merlins
- 5TH: La Beau's, usually it does better, but not this year
- 6TH: Also by strong consensus, (comments such as bitter, salty, yuck) was Jake's. I'm actually a little sad about it, this shake being a newcomer and all. Maybe it was a bad batch of ice cream. It did come with a cute little fresh raspberry on top. Which I promptly ate. There was only one. I couldn't share it.
And here they are:
Are you beginning to see a pattern with these winners? I, myself, was having a difficult time choosing the winner between what turned out to be Hometown and Quick N Tasty. I finally settled on Hometown, but it was close. And Hometown still isn't the best-mixed shake in town. But mighty tasty.
So stop by Hometown Drive In for the best shake this year.