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  • Post #31 - December 5th, 2004, 12:18 am
    Post #31 - December 5th, 2004, 12:18 am Post #31 - December 5th, 2004, 12:18 am
    My favorite Potbelly shake is a mocha malted. The strawberry is a guilty pleasure because I've got some affection for that overly sweet artificial strawberry flavor.

    (And it's good to see Leah here -- I don't get to Sweet Occasions as much as I used to, but it's still one of my favorite places in that area.)
  • Post #32 - March 31st, 2007, 8:29 am
    Post #32 - March 31st, 2007, 8:29 am Post #32 - March 31st, 2007, 8:29 am
    Today, the last day of March, is the last day that Scooter's is offering an "Irish Mint" shake, made with crème de menthe flavouring and their standard vanilla custard base.

    I used to be a huge fan of the "Shamrock" shake at McDonald's, but, I will admit that, even during it's golden years, it never touched this stuff. :wink:

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  • Post #33 - March 17th, 2009, 12:16 pm
    Post #33 - March 17th, 2009, 12:16 pm Post #33 - March 17th, 2009, 12:16 pm
    HI,

    For whatever it matters: I was at Highland Park's McDonalds on 2nd Street last night. A friend ordered the Shamrock Shake only to learn they have stopped offering it for the season. We just looked back in disbelief, especially since St. Patrick's Day was the very next day. Could not get a clear explanation if this was a planned cessation or they ran out of Shamrock Shake mix. It just seemed odd not to continue through St. Patrick's Day.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #34 - July 12th, 2010, 9:28 am
    Post #34 - July 12th, 2010, 9:28 am Post #34 - July 12th, 2010, 9:28 am
    so my gurl has been having these wicked urges for the *perfect* chocolate malt
    we have tried various amts of chocolate and/or vanilla ice cream with milk and have OVALTINE we are using as the malt powder
    and verily she will lament that it aint right. so what's the secret to these damn things? must it contain blitzed malted milk balls for that *perfect* malt flavor? are we barking up the wrong tree with the OVALTINE? does anyone have a compass in this twisted landscape of malts?
  • Post #35 - July 12th, 2010, 9:49 am
    Post #35 - July 12th, 2010, 9:49 am Post #35 - July 12th, 2010, 9:49 am
    jdchurchill wrote:so my gurl has been having these wicked urges for the *perfect* chocolate malt
    we have tried various amts of chocolate and/or vanilla ice cream with milk and have OVALTINE we are using as the malt powder
    and verily she will lament that it aint right. so what's the secret to these damn things? must it contain blitzed malted milk balls for that *perfect* malt flavor? are we barking up the wrong tree with the OVALTINE? does anyone have a compass in this twisted landscape of malts?

    As an alternative to Ovaltine, you might try Carnation Malted Milk powder...it'll give you that straight-up malted milk ball flavor. The Carnation stuff is generally available at most standard grocery stores (Jewel, Dominick's, etc.).
  • Post #36 - July 12th, 2010, 9:53 am
    Post #36 - July 12th, 2010, 9:53 am Post #36 - July 12th, 2010, 9:53 am
    Horlick's Malted Milk Powder (formally made in Racine) is the gold standard. Carnation also makes a version that is probably more readily available at the local supermarket.
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  • Post #37 - July 12th, 2010, 2:08 pm
    Post #37 - July 12th, 2010, 2:08 pm Post #37 - July 12th, 2010, 2:08 pm
    so OVALTINE sucks is what i'm getting here then
  • Post #38 - July 12th, 2010, 7:16 pm
    Post #38 - July 12th, 2010, 7:16 pm Post #38 - July 12th, 2010, 7:16 pm
    jdchurchill wrote:so OVALTINE sucks is what i'm getting here then

    Au contraire, I love me some Ovaltine once in awhile. However, Ovaltine is a mix of malted milk & cocoa...so if you're only looking to add malted milk flavor to a shake, it might not always be the right tool for the job.
  • Post #39 - July 13th, 2010, 8:39 am
    Post #39 - July 13th, 2010, 8:39 am Post #39 - July 13th, 2010, 8:39 am
    rrright. okie dokie then off to get some malted milk powder and probably some malted milk balls and conduct some more tests. thanks dudes
  • Post #40 - July 13th, 2010, 8:56 am
    Post #40 - July 13th, 2010, 8:56 am Post #40 - July 13th, 2010, 8:56 am
    Cathy2 wrote:HI,

    For whatever it matters: I was at Highland Park's McDonalds on 2nd Street last night. A friend ordered the Shamrock Shake only to learn they have stopped offering it for the season. We just looked back in disbelief, especially since St. Patrick's Day was the very next day. Could not get a clear explanation if this was a planned cessation or they ran out of Shamrock Shake mix. It just seemed odd not to continue through St. Patrick's Day.

    Regards,

    FWIW,the Arctic Orange Shake is back at McDonald's. Not as good as the ones I made when I worked at DQ,but those days are long gone.
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  • Post #41 - July 14th, 2010, 9:45 pm
    Post #41 - July 14th, 2010, 9:45 pm Post #41 - July 14th, 2010, 9:45 pm
    This thread prompted me to get a very acceptable, extra-malty, child-sized chocolate malted from Oberweis this afternoon. The child size does seem larger than necessary (I didn't finish it all), but on the up side it comes with rainbow sprinkles!
  • Post #42 - March 14th, 2013, 3:05 pm
    Post #42 - March 14th, 2013, 3:05 pm Post #42 - March 14th, 2013, 3:05 pm
    Ivy's in Edgebrook is offering a nice take on the Shamrock shake. It's called an Ivy Shake, and it really is mint. They top it with whipped cream and Oreos, and it's a delight. It's also not very thick, so if you're into that, I bet you'd like this one. It's 16 ounces, so I don't know if this still fits in the "small" range.
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  • Post #43 - March 15th, 2013, 12:57 pm
    Post #43 - March 15th, 2013, 12:57 pm Post #43 - March 15th, 2013, 12:57 pm
    Our usual Malt place is in Cincinnati - United Dairy Farmers.

    We always order a 24oz shake and a courtesy cup. 12 oz is just the right size.
  • Post #44 - March 22nd, 2013, 8:45 am
    Post #44 - March 22nd, 2013, 8:45 am Post #44 - March 22nd, 2013, 8:45 am
    Just saw an article on what a Shamrock Shake is really made of...
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  • Post #45 - March 22nd, 2013, 8:57 am
    Post #45 - March 22nd, 2013, 8:57 am Post #45 - March 22nd, 2013, 8:57 am
    Glad I stopped going to McDonalds!
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  • Post #46 - April 25th, 2013, 10:05 am
    Post #46 - April 25th, 2013, 10:05 am Post #46 - April 25th, 2013, 10:05 am
    They serve a small (10? oz) shake at Broiler's Flip in Portage Park. It is average at best. Haven't tried anything else from the typical gyro-joint menu. Doubt I ever will.

    Boo had an ortho appointment at Austin and Montrose yesterday afternoon. While I waited, I stole across the street to Broiler's Flip (what exactly do they flip?).

    "Do you make a chocolate malt?"

    "Yes."

    "Small chocolate malt to go, please."

    A few minutes later ...

    "Here is your shake."

    "Umm, I ordered and wanted a malt."

    "We don't have malt."

    "Then I wouldn't have ordered it."

    "You don't want it ...?"

    I snatched it up with a withering glare and stormed out. I would have slammed the door if possible. Damn those self-closers. Spoil much of my histrionics.

    Broiler's Flip
    6009 W Montrose / Austin
    Chicago
    773-736-3920

    ____

    Yes, it really is not all that big of a deal. It has happened to me before, and I should learn to be more specific -- ask more questions: "Do you actually have malt to make a malt?" If they had said, "no," I would have gone some place else.

    I really do like the option of ordering a small, though. Sometimes too much dairy makes me feel uneasy. Malt was originally promoted as a digestive aid for babies. I'm sure it's all in this baby's head, but I like to think the malt makes my tummy feel better.

    -ramon
  • Post #47 - May 2nd, 2013, 4:29 pm
    Post #47 - May 2nd, 2013, 4:29 pm Post #47 - May 2nd, 2013, 4:29 pm
    I'm totally with you on the small size beverages. I still order "short" drinks at starbucks. I love Potbelly for their perfect sized shakes. Love the Oreo and chocolate. Never thought about adding malt to it. I will have to remember that next time I'm in there. I worked at DQ when I was a teenager and used to make a carmel malt to die for. Yum!
    Christina~~
  • Post #48 - February 8th, 2017, 2:40 pm
    Post #48 - February 8th, 2017, 2:40 pm Post #48 - February 8th, 2017, 2:40 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:HI,

    For whatever it matters: I was at Highland Park's McDonalds on 2nd Street last night. A friend ordered the Shamrock Shake only to learn they have stopped offering it for the season. We just looked back in disbelief, especially since St. Patrick's Day was the very next day. Could not get a clear explanation if this was a planned cessation or they ran out of Shamrock Shake mix. It just seemed odd not to continue through St. Patrick's Day.

    Regards,

    On Tuesday, McDonald's welcomed four new Shamrock Shakes into the world. The Chocolate Shamrock Shake, Shamrock Chocolate-Chip Frappe, Shamrock Hot Chocolate and Shamrock Mocha all weigh in at 21 or 22 ounces*; both parent company and babies are doing fine.

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  • Post #49 - February 3rd, 2021, 7:49 am
    Post #49 - February 3rd, 2021, 7:49 am Post #49 - February 3rd, 2021, 7:49 am
    Beginning February 15, the fan-favorite milkshake as well as an Oreo Shamrock McFlurry will go on sale at US restaurants for a limited time.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/02/business ... 2351256662
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  • Post #50 - April 6th, 2021, 7:27 am
    Post #50 - April 6th, 2021, 7:27 am Post #50 - April 6th, 2021, 7:27 am
    Beginning May 3, the chain is adding a Caramel Brownie McFlurry to its menus at US locations for a limited time. McDonald's says the dessert combines vanilla soft serve ice cream with brownie pieces and caramel topping that's blended throughout. Prices vary depending on location.
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  • Post #51 - April 6th, 2021, 8:23 am
    Post #51 - April 6th, 2021, 8:23 am Post #51 - April 6th, 2021, 8:23 am
    Khaopaat wrote:
    jdchurchill wrote:so OVALTINE sucks is what i'm getting here then

    Au contraire, I love me some Ovaltine once in awhile. However, Ovaltine is a mix of malted milk & cocoa...so if you're only looking to add malted milk flavor to a shake, it might not always be the right tool for the job.


    A bit late on this response, but regular Ovaltine does not have cocoa. Chocolate Malt Ovaltine does. Original does not. I know because I have both in front of me right now. Chocolate Malt Ovaltine lists "cocoa processed with alkali" on the ingredients list. Original Malt does not. (I suppose it's possible it's hidden in "natural flavors," but I do not taste any chocolate in it, but I do in the Chocolate Malt Ovaltine.) There is also a third, Rich Chocolate, which I believe is chocolate without the malt.

    Regardless, Carnation has a plain malt product, too, but I haven't seen it in awhile.
  • Post #52 - April 6th, 2021, 10:01 pm
    Post #52 - April 6th, 2021, 10:01 pm Post #52 - April 6th, 2021, 10:01 pm
    Binko wrote:Regardless, Carnation has a plain malt product, too, but I haven't seen it in awhile.


    An easy challenge: Some, but not all, Targets have it for $3.99: https://www.target.com/p/carnation-malt ... A-14963242
  • Post #53 - April 8th, 2021, 7:42 am
    Post #53 - April 8th, 2021, 7:42 am Post #53 - April 8th, 2021, 7:42 am
    tjr wrote:
    Binko wrote:Regardless, Carnation has a plain malt product, too, but I haven't seen it in awhile.


    An easy challenge: Some, but not all, Targets have it for $3.99: https://www.target.com/p/carnation-malt ... A-14963242


    Not sold at my store or any of the nearby ones, unfortunately, but it can be shipped there. I’m sure there must be a nearby store that has it, but I’m not sure which. I could swear I used to see it at Jewel.
  • Post #54 - April 8th, 2021, 8:01 am
    Post #54 - April 8th, 2021, 8:01 am Post #54 - April 8th, 2021, 8:01 am
    Potbelly uses Carnation for their malts, so maybe availability is limited to just foodservice (as well as online).
  • Post #55 - April 8th, 2021, 8:05 am
    Post #55 - April 8th, 2021, 8:05 am Post #55 - April 8th, 2021, 8:05 am
    spinynorman99 wrote:Potbelly uses Carnation for their malts, so maybe availability is limited to just foodservice (as well as online).


    I see the Target in Broadview has it in stock, so it is around, just not at any of the stores near me. Oak Lawn lists as Out of Stock, so presumably they normally carry it.
  • Post #56 - April 8th, 2021, 9:18 am
    Post #56 - April 8th, 2021, 9:18 am Post #56 - April 8th, 2021, 9:18 am
    Binko wrote:
    tjr wrote:
    Binko wrote:Regardless, Carnation has a plain malt product, too, but I haven't seen it in awhile.


    An easy challenge: Some, but not all, Targets have it for $3.99: https://www.target.com/p/carnation-malt ... A-14963242


    Not sold at my store or any of the nearby ones, unfortunately, but it can be shipped there. I’m sure there must be a nearby store that has it, but I’m not sure which. I could swear I used to see it at Jewel.

    Mariano's carries it.
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  • Post #57 - April 8th, 2021, 2:55 pm
    Post #57 - April 8th, 2021, 2:55 pm Post #57 - April 8th, 2021, 2:55 pm
    Dave148 wrote:Mariano's carries it.


    Thanks. I go to Mariano's about once a month, so I'll try to keep that in mind.
  • Post #58 - April 8th, 2021, 10:03 pm
    Post #58 - April 8th, 2021, 10:03 pm Post #58 - April 8th, 2021, 10:03 pm
    I've been on a hunt for Carnation malted milk powder, plain or chocolate, for a couple of months --- ever since a conversation with a brother who lives in another state who says he always keeps it around. Based on repeated sampling, I can say with a high degree of confidence that it is not to be found at the Walmart, Jewel, Garden Fresh Market, Sunset, or Mariano's outposts near me. I don't usually shop at Target, but online info suggests that may be the only place I'll find Carnation malted milk powder around here. I'll report back.
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  • Post #59 - April 8th, 2021, 10:34 pm
    Post #59 - April 8th, 2021, 10:34 pm Post #59 - April 8th, 2021, 10:34 pm
    I saw some Carnation malted milk powder on Amazon last summer but it seemed kind of pricey (~$10 for a 13-ounce canister, iirc), so I didn't buy it. A friend suggested I try it in waffles and I planned to but I never got around to making it happen. I'm guessing that in normal times, this is a relatively inexpensive product.

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  • Post #60 - April 8th, 2021, 11:01 pm
    Post #60 - April 8th, 2021, 11:01 pm Post #60 - April 8th, 2021, 11:01 pm
    The Touhy Walmart store in Niles is supposed to have the plain malt one.

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