I was in KFC Leicester with my mum a couple of weeks ago and I decided to try one of these.
I will describe these "drinks" as a cross between melted ice cream and milkshake. The shakes can be bought in different flavours. I opted for the caramel flavour whilst my mum had the strawberry flavour. I tasted a small amount of the strawberry one and it tasted a little too synthetic for my liking so I stuck to the caramel one. My shake was really thick and creamy in consistency and it had small pieces of honeycomb swirled around into it. It smelt nice with it's sweet aroma.
The taste of the shake is very sweet and tasty. They are quite filling but the pots are just the right size for one serving so they're not too bad. They don't leave you feeling sick and/ or bloated, as long as you don't consume more than one! The shakes are easy to drink as they have a wide straw and you can scoop up the remainder of the drink with a spoon if you have one to hand. The shakes are quite high in calories and sugar so I would avoid these like the plague if you're on a calorie controlled diet.
For the price these are a bargain though. They're tastier than McFlurry's as they have more of a flavour to them and they're only 99p if bought with a meal. On their own they are £1.79, which is still a bargain.
Being an avid lover of all things KFC, when I first saw these ice-cream drinks being advertised on TV I knew I had to try them for myself. Coming in at £1.99 now (following a recent price increase - previously £1.89) or only 99p if added onto any meal, these frappucino like drinks can be expensive if purchased individually. Nonetheless, they are still cheaper than similar products available from the likes of Costa, Starbucks etc.
Krushems come in 5 flavours - the traditional flavours being strawberry shortcake, oreo, caramel crunch and malteaser. The most recent addition to the Krushems family is the new Milkybar krushem (limited edition). I have tried the oreo, strawberry shortcake and milky bar flavours to date and can vouch for the great taste of all three.
Each krushem comes in a plastic cup with lid and stripey straw. Basically a krushem is an ice cream drink with your chosen flavour syrup and real pieces of milkybar, oreo, malteaser, honeycomb or shortcake added and blended together. Whilst these drinks are very tasty, the fact that a single Krushem contains approximately 900 calories is somewhat offputting! In my opinion, you might as well have a popcorn chicken meal instead when you consider the calorific value of a krushem! However, krushems are refreshing on a hot summer's day like today and the little bits provide a nice contrast to the liquid-like ice cream.
I'm a little disappointed that KFC no longer sell the dairy milk Krushem which disappeared last month, as that was by far my favourite kind. Nevertheless, the new milkybar one is delicious and comes highly recommended from myself. In my view, the strawberry drink becomes sickly after a few drinks. However, each to their own. Krushems are also notorious for giving me the dreaded 'brain freeze', so I would advise to adequately space out your sips to avoid such discomfort.
On another note, I find the adverts for this product rather misleading as they show a spiral patterned, thick plastic straw (which looks like it can be washed and re-used), yet the straw which comes with this drink in reality is a different, flimsy striped one which cannot be re-used.
At £1.99, I would say these drinks provide good value for money if they are an occasional treat. The fact that it is only 99p to add a Krushem onto a KFC meal offers customers something that little bit different from a regular fizzy juice and is a fair price to pay considering the costs involved when it comes to all of the ingredients contained in each Krushem.
Go on give a Krushem a go! Only question is...which kind will you choose?
I love KFC so when I saw this new drink advertized I was over it like a rash only to be hit with the first annoyance about this product.... You can't claim this drink freely with any of the meals... you still have to pay around 99p to have it with a normal meal (thats what the price was last time I had one). I think this is a bit unfair price wise.
The drink consists of a few crunchy bits and loads of ice.. its kind of like a watery iced milk shake. I have tried the maltesar and oreo flavour one.
The drink itself isn't particulary great in my opinion.. its border line average but its just too icy to have any real flavour. The textures of the crunchy bits are quite nice though. Id explain this drink as the icy cold equivalent of a hot curry thats just too hot to enjoy and all you get is a mouthful of hotness with no real flavour leaving your mouth rather uncomfortable.
I know its a cold drink but it really isn't overly enjoyable... it hurts my teeth and if you take a big enough gulp you can feel your brain freezing!!
Id rate this product as just below average as its not really great value, especially as you cant have it as an alternative to a fizzy drink unless you pay more.
On one of my occasional visits to KFC i noticed this new Krush'ems drink/desert available for £1.79 cash or just 99p to add it to your meal in exchange for your regular drink.
This drink comes in a clear plastic cup with the Krush'ems name across the front, the snap on cone shape lid has a whole in it for the super size fat straw you get with it,
This is a bit of a mystery really as apart from the 4 available flavours listed it does'nt really say much about the ingredients so i will be guessing about about this, it's a milk based drink with ice-cream and ice, then you get bits of either Strawberry shortcake, caramel crunch, malteasers or Oreo biscuits depending on which flavour you choose.
The ingredients, cup size and nutritional information is proving rather difficult to find so i will keep looking or ask for this information on my next visit to KFC, i will update my review when i have more info.
I have tried 2 of the 4 available flavours, the first was the Strawberry shortcake, the drink was a lot thinner then i expected, it was like watery milk with a strawberry flavour with bits of shortbread in it, the liquid was far to watery and i did not really enjoy it, it wasn't until my next visit that i noticed they done a Krushem in my fave flavour of caramel, so i had to give this a try to see if it was any better, unfortunately it was the same thin watery liquid with not much taste and a few tasteless crunchy bits.
These drinks look and sound delicious and i wanted them to taste as good as they look but unfortunately they don't come anywhere near the mark,when I had the first one I felt like it was meant to be a lot thicker but had melted or not been made properly, after the second one was the same i now know this is how it is supposed to be and i don't like them!
You never forget your first Krush'em! And indeed that is the case. After popping into my local KFC I saw the big poster up advertising them. At first I was a bit confused about what a Krush'em was. Is it a milkshake? Smoothie? Milky Slush Puppy? Or something else?
Well I ordered by first Krush'em and opted for Oreo and I cannot get enough of them. It cost £1.79-which I personally think is too much but hey.
The Krush'em is a mixture of crushed oreo cookies, milky stuff and ice-or at least that's how it seems. The stuff gets mixed together and given to you and blimey it's ice cold! I personally feel there was too much icy stuff-but that would be my own preference and some may like it that slushy.
The taste test-like melted ice-cream with oreo cookies crushed in with tonnes of ice-yup that's right folks it's nothing out of the ordinary. It's the type of thing you can recreate at home with a smoothie maker/food processor.
Yes, it tasted nice, but is it original? I wouldn't say so as I've had similar drinks at a smoothie bar before.
Tastes lovely, not sure if a single drink should be priced at £1.79-it would suit the 99 pence menu instead.
Yayy another one of my suggestions has made it. I saw the advert for these a couple of weeks ago for the first time and thought I had to try them. Then once I did try it the first thing I thought was I have to post this on DooYoo.
*** What is it?
Well this is exactly what I had to ask myself as I was eating/drinking this. Is it a desert, is it a slush, or is it an icey milkshake; well to be fair it's a little mix of all three. Basically this is one of KFC's new additions to their menu, basically as explained it's a thick creamy slush style drink. It's packaged really cool and again this is why it falls into the catagory of the above description. It looks very much 'American' due to the fact that it comes in a a little plastic container with a 'dome' style lid.
One of these little calorie drinks will set you back 179 pennies, which basically is £1.79. I remember when I was in the drive through ready to pay for this I thought "I could get a full happy meal from mcDonalds for nearly the same price". Now I am not into having coffees or hot chocolates on the go, however I am aware that these types are often sold for at lesat £3 upwards in the likes of coffee nero ect, so I supose the price is reasonable in a way. You do also get quite a lot in it, and it does last you ages I think.
Their are 4 choices as you can see from the images above. Strawberry shortcake, caramel crunch, malteasers and oreo flavour. I personally have only tried the strawberry shortcake flavour and this one was lovely, I was tempted to try the malteaser one, yet it didn't look that appealing, and I didn't want to pay £1.79 and then not like it.
If your wondering how these drinks are actually made then it's basically as described a thick slush type drink with crunchy biscuit pieces inside. Oviously the malteaser drink has malteaser biscuits and the oreo drink has oreo biscuit pieces.
*** Overall Opinion
At first I didn't like the drink, I couldn't quite work it out, however after a few minutes, I got really into it and then I started thinking when I was going to buy another one. I do have a tendancey to fall for packaging and the style of something so the fact this bottle looks quite cool and 'American' like is reason as to why I tried this and it was lovely. I would buy it again, and it's a great alternative to an ice-cream, but it does still give you that brain freeze effect. I would deffinatly buy one of these again :)
*** Hope this helps