When Moolicious’s posts started popping up on my Facebook and Instagram feed, I was ecstatic about the fact that finally, apart from Johnny Rockets and a few other places, a place serving proper milkshakes. But to my dismay, this place failed to live up to the hype they created.
Moolicious is located on Banani 11, a prime spot for any and every eatery. Thus, it goes without saying that it caught many people’s attention while passing by. To top that off, they also promoted by offering to give a discount to those who spotted their location and sent them a picture of their shop. This attracted a larger number of people making their first week of operation so hectic that they had to wait to restock their ingredients.
I paid them a visit in their 3rd or 4th week of operation. I had found out that their Caramel Popcorn thick milkshake was making quite a buzz and ordered so. I also got a Luscious Blueberry from their fruit shake options. It took me quite a few sips but still I couldn’t wrap my head around why these drinks were so popular. Because you could take their environmentally non-friendly bottles back home? Or because a milkshake shop is a new concept in town? Till date, I couldn’t understand why their so-called, non-thick, sweet drinks became popular.
From the Caramel Popcorn I had expected some saltiness or at least thickness of milkshakes, to say the least. But it delivered none. For the price I paid, I think serving the drinks in bottles are just a lazy way of presentation whereas, in general, you see real popcorn toppings on a shake with such name. As for the Luscious Blueberry, it was better than the prior drink. The color was a lovely purple and the consistency was thicker than my thick milkshake *major eye roll*. But once again, the pricing was too high for the taste. The syrup bottles stacked at the venue were what all other shops in town use. I assume, you can guess which brand I am talking about. I do understand renting such a prime location and bringing those bottles rise the price margin but taste-wise the drinks were nothing that unique.
I do still see posts from their loyal customers going back for more of their milkshakes but, in my opinion, Moolicious isn’t worth their price tag. I’d much rather go to Johnny Rockets to enjoy their delicious burgers with their classic shakes!
By Ifreet Taheea