Crave Follows the Freak Frappe Craze

by Richa Chaturvedi ’18

If there’s one thing New Yorkers do well, it’s setting trends. Let us never forget the cronut, a humble combination of a croissant and a donut, that caused New Yorkers to lose their minds a couple years ago.

There is one food trend Caroline and I can get on board for, however, and it’s the not-so-humble milkshake.

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This trend originated in Black Tap Burgers and Beer in NYC and has found its way to our very own Boston Burger Company!  Dubbed “freak frappes,” these milkshakes are topped with m&ms, brownies, toasted marshmallows, and even bacon. Caroline and I decided to investigate these high-calorie treats to see if they were worth the hype.

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Pro tip: do not attempt to tackle a freak frappe if you are even a little bit full.  I couldn’t even finish mine (the Nutella frappe with chocolate cookies and m&ms), which is saying a lot. The real MVP would have to be Caroline, who fearlessly conquered an Oreo frappe with every cookie offered, a toasted marshmallow, and a brownie.

These milkshakes will look incredible on your Instagram feed and taste equally as good.  Be wary of the pricing, however, because it’s easy to get carried away with all the delicious toppings and lose track of it all. Boston Burger Company is already known for their crazy burger options (the 420 burger has mozzarella sticks in it!), but they have really outdone themselves here. Midterms got you feeling down? Grab a friend, grab a burger, and grab a freak frappe at Boston Burger Company.  I guarantee the sugar rush is powerful enough to overcome any stress that’s coming your way.

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