On a recent trip to Seekonk, Andy and I planned to detour to Barrington and make our usual stop at The Daily Scoop before doing some discount superstore shopping. Unfortunately, we didn't realize that The Daily Scoop is a seasonal ice cream shop, and we were devastated. Determined to get ice cream, we decided to go back up the street and pull into Newport Creamery for our first Newport Creamery milkshake...er...Awful Awful experience.
I had a chocolate mint Awful Awful and Andy had an oreo one.
I have to admit, I didn't think it was better than any other milkshake I've had. Andy, however, when asked if he thought that it was just okay, said "No, I really liked it actually." I liked the flavor and thought that the ice cream was tasty and good quality, but I thought it was going to be thicker. I found it a little too thin- I like to not be able to really suck any of the milkshake through the straw for a good 10 minutes. I did do a little research and found out that the difference between a milkshake, a cabinet, and a frappe, is the use of a secret frozen ice milk mix and found that pretty interesting. But, since a lot of Newport Creamery's have recently shut down and none are too close to where I live, I don't know how soon I'll be having an Awful Awful again!
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