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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream…slushes?

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Rate: 2.5/5

I heard about New SONIC Nights offering half-price shakes and Ice Cream Slushes after 8 p.m. yesterday and decided I would check it out. There, I found out that SONIC, for a limited time, will sell a new menu item, the Ice Cream Slush. The SONIC website describes this drink as a union between the SONIC Slush and ice cream.

The flavors of Ice Cream Slush available include grape, orange, cherry, strawberry, blue raspberry and blue coconut (the one I tried). Since I ordered after 8PM, I paid around $1.50 for a small cup.

The particular flavor that I got – blue coconut – turned out tasting like icy Trix yogurt. You know, the pink and blue-colored kind with the Trix bunny on the red label that you always wanted to buy at the grocery store when you were little but you couldn’t because one, that yogurt was pretty pricy, and two, that yogurt has almost no nutritional value. No? Just me? Cool.

When I could get my hands on Trix yogurt, I remember really enjoying it. So, while I haven’t had one in years, the Blue Coconut Ice Cream Slush brought back some of those dear memories –  extra points for that.

I don’t know if the other flavors also resemble yogurt flavors, but regardless, I’m very confused on how I feel about the Ice Cream Slush. The concept seems reasonable; I have no qualms with that. I mean, why wouldn’t SONIC combine two of their best-sellers into one drink? It seems like a great marketing opportunity. However, I felt like I was drinking a twice-frozen yogurt milkshake that somebody hadn’t thawed enough the second time around.

I’m not a huge fan of SONIC milkshakes, as I find them to be overly thick, sweet and heavy. The Ice Cream Slush could’ve been a nice alternative for somebody like me who doesn’t like the heaviness of a milkshake but still likes the creaminess of one. However, with the Slush component added to the ice cream, the smooth texture of the ice cream was masked by and juxtaposed too much with the grainy texture of the ice for my liking.

I concede that the Ice Cream Slush is a novel concept. If you’re tired of your typical Slush or ice cream order at SONIC, this is definitely worth a try. That being said, I’m just not sure if it’s worth a repurchase.

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