Monday, August 17, 2015

My Milkshake, Is Better Than Yours

I've judged a lot of food competitions, but after two rounds of milkshake judging this weekend, I still feel like I'm in a sugar coma. The fast/casual restaurant, PDQ, is known for many things, including their hand spun milk shakes. Each year the company has an employee competition, looking for some fantastic, new seasonal flavors.

I sat on the judges panel at both PDQ locations in Fort Myers, FL and was so impressed with the great combinations I was able to try. One had cheerios and honey in it, perfect for breakfast, another had salted caramel and mini chocolate chips.

The winning shake at the PDQ location on US41 near College Parkway, was a pina colada. That might sound more ordinary than the Smurfberry it was up against, however, it had all of the flavors (and in the right balance) that you would expect from a pina colada. The only thing missing was the rum...that's coming up in the next blog.

The winner at the PDQ in Gulf Coast Town Center was the Ahoy Matey.....a shake with Chips Ahoy cookies, marshmallow cream, vanilla and cinnamon; great texture and flavor. Congrats to the winners who now move up the ranks to the national competition, cash prizes and the bragging rights of having their creation served at PDQ restaurants nationwide.

ginab2u's PDQ album on Photobucket

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