Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Official Unofficial Cookout Cobbler Ratings

Although the milkshake challenge might officially be over there is still the process of squaring up the blog.  Since I last left you, a lot has changed.  I gave a presentation on Cookout for a class where the blog was prominently displayed.  I graduated from UK and finished up being an RA for ever.  I still have three blog posts to finish before I can close the door on the Cookout Challenge.  This is the first one.  I had all three variations of cobbler that Cookout has and have determined the official ranking of the three.  Usually I present the milkshakes in order of completeness but for this entry I will deviate from that and present them in order of preference.

1. Chocolate Cobbler

So the cobbler effect is kind of a let down once you realize how it is achieved.  They literally just vanilla wafers in the milkshake and mix it up.  This kind of creates almost a pie crust flavor.  Kind of, it still is kind of off too so keep that in mind.  Still with chocolate cobbler the effect is the best.  The milkshake tastes almost like a lighter chocolate pudding or chocolate pie.  Pretty good job overall on this one.

Taste- 4/5- Overall the taste worked really well for this milkshake.  I liked it a lot.

Consistency- 4.5/5- It was very consistent and that helped to pull off the illusion of chocolate pie.

Overall 8.5/10- Although this was where I realized that I was being duped into believing pie crust was in this shake, it was still a worthy Cookout entry.

2. Peach Cobbler

This time there were no peach pits in my milkshake so that was already a positive.  This one was pretty good.  The wafers mixed well enough that I honestly couldn't tell that it wasn't pie crust that was used.  Alas, the frozen peaches were a drawback.

Taste- 4/5- The frozen peaches were a drawback but besides that the milkshake did taste like peaches.

Consistency- 4/5- Once again this boils down to the mistake that is the frozen peaches.  It tasted weird with the wafers and created a strange consistency.

Overall- 8/10- Not a terrible milkshake but it does leave a lot to be desired and it has to settle for number two in the great cobbler debate.


3. Cherry Cobbler

Wow this milkshake was kind of a mess.  The chunks of cherry were not good and almost unnecessary because the cherry flavor clearly permeated the milkshake.  It was a real drawback as the cherry chunks mixed clumsily with the wafer pieces.  The wafers were also most noticeable in this milkshake.

Taste- 3.5/5- This is where the milkshake really suffered the taste was just not good at all.  It could have and should have been better given the multiple cherry entries on the list.

Consistency- 3.5/5- The consistency was also strange all the cherry chunks were at the top which made the shake a nightmare for a minute but then bearable afterwards.

Overall- 7/10- This was clearly the weakest of the cobbler milkshakes and honestly on the lower end of the milkshakes overall.

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