Tasting the Mint Chocolate Shake From Arby’s — and The Verdict Is…

Sometimes you need something that is sweet or filling — or both — whether you are traveling, at work, or at home. A delicious shake can help to satisfy that craving and hold off your appetite until mealtime — or it could also be a dessert which tops off the meal.

Tasting the Mint Chocolate Shake From Arby’s — and The Verdict Is…

Arby’s Mint Chocolate Shake

Photograph ©2021 by Brian Cohen.

As I have never eaten anything from Arby’s in my entire life prior to trying their crispy fish sandwich — primarily because they are best known for their roast beef sandwiches; and I never particularly cared for roast beef — I never knew that they offered a chocolate mint shake annually prior to Saint Patrick’s Day…

…so as today is Wednesday, March 17, 2021 and therefore Saint Patrick’s Day, I thought I would try the small chocolate mint shake, which is only available for a limited time.

With my wallet lighter by $2.59 plus tax, I sampled the frozen concoction, which was topped with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and crushed Andes mint candy pieces, which are comprised of chocolate and mint.

Arby’s Mint Chocolate Shake

Photograph ©2021 by Brian Cohen.

Despite my first taste was that of chemicals — almost of medicinal note — and not more reminiscent of fresh mint and rich chocolate, the flavor of the shake was still reasonably good. I did eventually finish the shake.

Nutritional Information

I did not know exactly which list of ingredients matched the mint chocolate shake which I tried; so I included both lists here.

Mint Chocolate Shake-Snack: Vanilla Shake Mix (whole milk, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, nonfat milk, grade A sweet whey, cream, natural vanilla flavor, mono and diglycerides, cellulose gum, guar gum, carrageenan, dipotassium phosphate, sodium citrate, sodium chloride, sodium carbonate, annatto, caramel color), Mint Chocolate Shake Syrup (high fructose corn syrup, water, corn syrup, natural and artificial flavors, citric acid, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate [preservatives], polysorbate 80, vanilla extract, Yellow 5, Blue 1).

CONTAINS: MILK.

Mint Chocolate Shake-Small/Medium/Large: Vanilla Shake Mix (whole milk, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, nonfat milk, grade A sweet whey, cream, natural vanilla flavor, mono and diglycerides, cellulose gum, guar gum, carrageenan, dipotassium phosphate, sodium citrate, sodium chloride, sodium carbonate, annatto, caramel color), Mint Chocolate Shake Syrup (high fructose corn syrup, water, corn syrup, natural and artificial flavors, citric acid, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate [preservatives], polysorbate 80, vanilla extract, Yellow 5, Blue 1), Andes Mints (sugar, palm kernel and palm oil, cocoa [processed with alkali], nonfat milk, lactose, milk protein concentrate, soy lecithin [emulsifier], natural and artificial flavors, peppermint oil, colors added [Yellow 5, Blue 1]), Ghirardelli Chocolate Drizzle (sugar, water, fructose, cocoa, natural flavor, unsweetened chocolate, potassium sorbate [preservative], salt, soy lecithin [emulsifier]), Whipped Topping (grade A cream, sucrose, corn syrup, nonfat milk solids, monoglycerides, natural and artificial flavors, salt, nitrous oxide gas). Contains Sulphites.

CONTAINS: SOY, MILK.

Manufactured on shared equipment that processes Tree Nuts.

Nutritional Information Arby’s Mint Chocolate Shake — Small McDonald’s Shamrock Shake — Small
Serving Weight 429 grams or 15.1325 ounces 12 ounces
Calories 660 460
Calories from Fat 200 120
Fat — Total 22 grams 12 grams
Saturated Fat 16 grams 8 grams
Trans Fat 0 grams 0.5 grams
Cholesterol 55 milligrams 50 milligrams
Sodium 320 milligrams 150 milligrams
Total Carbohydrates 102 grams 76 grams
Dietary Fiber 1 gram 0 grams
Sugars 93 grams 58 grams
Proteins 14 grams 10 grams

Summary

Arby’s Mint Chocolate Shake

Photograph ©2021 by Brian Cohen.

For a grand total of $2.75 — which includes sales tax — I did overall like the chocolate mint shake from Arby’s. However, I have no desire to order it again, as I would rather have a Shamrock Shake from McDonald’s instead — maybe with the crushed chocolate mint pieces; but I can add those myself — if I cannot have a real homemade mint shake or chocolate mint shake, of course.

Both shakes are available for a limited time and are expected to be available for the remainder of the month of March 2021 — but they could suddenly be unavailable at any time.

Past articles at The Gate which pertain to the Shamrock Shake from McDonald’s — which have been inexplicably popular over the years — include:

All photographs ©2021 by Brian Cohen.

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