By Daniel Diggins
What kind of milkshake is the best kind of milkshake?
“Main Street Creamery has amazing milkshakes and the craziest assortment of flavors. I always mix peanut butter, chocolate and banana and my friend mixes coffee and oreo,” said junior Corey Gittleman.
Main Street Creamery in Bridgeport, Conn. is just one of many venues that serve milkshakes close to Sacred Heart University.
Students also go to Merritt Canteen in Bridgeport, Shake Shack in Westport, the Cheesecake Factory in Trumbull and Cream and Sugar Café in Bethel. Students can also venture out to places like Black Tap in New York, N.Y, where they make milkshakes with giant pieces of cake, cookies and cotton candy.
Some of these venues offer unique flavors and interesting combinations, but others take a more traditional route when it comes to flavors.
Merritt offers flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, banana, mocha, black and white, coffee and cherry.
“I tend to stick to vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry if I go to Merritt for milkshakes because when I have tried the other flavors, they just taste like vanilla milkshakes with a small flavor shot,” said freshman Mekai Williams.
Although Merritt Canteen isn’t the only place close to school that could serve you a milkshake.
“The Cheesecake Factory only offers Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, and Oreo flavors, but they’re probably my favorite milkshakes. They have the perfect thickness, they’re unreal,” said Williams.
Shake Shack offers milkshakes in vanilla, chocolate, caramel, black & white, strawberry, peanut butter and coffee flavors.
“Shake Shack’s peanut butter flavored milkshakes are a gift from God and the caramel flavor is not too shabby either,” said senior Frank Crisci.
Cream and Sugar Café in Bethel, Conn. has over 36 different flavors to choose from, and use ice cream instead of soft serve when making their milkshakes.
“Cream and Sugar is wicked good. I’m picky when it comes to milkshake flavors so I usually stick to vanilla, but their vanilla shake is by far the best shake I have ever had,” said sophomore Robbie O’Toole.
Some students say it is difficult to decide where to go when they are thirsty for a milkshake.
“I get the craving sometimes, I feel like we all do. It really is a tough decision to decide where to go, but when it comes down to it, I usually choose Merritt for convenience sake,” said sophomore Chris Iacono.
Many students stick to Merritt Canteen just because of how convenient the location is. Students at Sacred Heart certainly do enjoy milkshakes, but there is no certainty among them in deciding where the best milkshake is.
Other students do not mind driving a little farther than four minutes out of the way to get a milkshake.
“I’ll make the trip to Cream and Sugar Café on the weekend if I’m in the mood. I really think they have the best milkshakes of all time,” said junior Zach Kelly.