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Burger King Cupcake Sundae Shake
November 3rd, 2009 by plumpdumpling

Burger King Cupcake Shake

If you, like me, are saddened by your ability to only purchase egg nog one month out of the year, this is your lucky day. After seeing less apathy more cake‘s photo of it on Chains of Love, I decided I probably couldn’t survive the week without tasting Burger King’s new Cupcake Sundae Shake.

I first tried the BK website, which doesn’t list it on the nutritional information with the other desserts. I then called the BK around the corner from my office, which didn’t pick up their phone. Finally, I spoke to a representative at BK headquarters, who helpfully informed me that it’s a national item that should be available at every location.

On Friday afternoon, some brave co-workers and I ventured out to the BK–which I had never been in up to this point but will now be visiting afternoonly–and to my surprise, actually found a whole sign for it showcased on the menu. New York City, unlike cities in my home state of Ohio, doesn’t seem to be a test market for anything, so whenever I hear about something awesome available in other states, I assume I’ll be able to find it in NYC in 6 months to never.

The only sizes were small and medium, which was a huge disappointment, because although I would’ve never ordered the large or extra-large, it’s important to me that gluttony is at my fingertips if I desire it. I requested the medium, but the cashier informed me only a small was available. And then promptly charged me for the medium, anyway.

It turns out that Burger King’s small is everyone else’s large–which I would’ve known was I a dedicated fast food eater like I should be–so it was perfect. The shake was yellow to accentuate the fact that it’s supposed to taste like yellow cake and had what I thought was an undersized dollop of whipped cream and a pathetic smattering of sprinkles on top.

It turns out that the whipped cream is so dense that it actually sinks into the shake. Even I, a person who claims no amount of sweetness is too intense, thought I could’ve been overwhelmed had there been more. It was like icing and was definitely the best part of the dessert.

The shake tasted really familiar to me, but I couldn’t decide why until I told my co-worker Steve that it was “eggy somehow”, and he asked, “Like egg nog?”

OH, CRAP. Life could not get any better.


10 Responses  
  • Niko writes:
    November 3rd, 20097:02 pmat

    This things sounds pretty awesome. I’ll have to get over the small anti-chain bias I have ( I do love Tim Horton’s frappacino-like products and their raisin scones). Thanks for the tip.

    • plumpdumpling writes:
      November 4th, 200912:43 pmat

      Aren’t you soooooo happy that Tim Hortons moved into NYC? I’m from Ohio and used to get an iced frap and an everything bagel with garden vegetable cream cheese about every other day until I moved here, so I was PUMPED.

      Once you taste this thing (if you like egg nog, of course), you’ll be so glad you let go of your bias for just a moment.

  • Noel writes:
    November 4th, 20095:02 pmat

    The thought of this kind of grosses me out, but then again I don’t think I have as fine a palate as yourself. Can I also add that I feel like you were lied to? I mean how do they not have a medium available? It’s called put the ice cream in the medium cup, genius. Or were they out of all things medium in general?

    • plumpdumpling writes:
      November 6th, 200912:29 pmat

      Your sarcasm isn’t wasted on me.

      Now that you mention it, someone else in the group did get a medium drink, so I totally was lied to. And am going to go in today, demand an extra-large, and give ’em hell when they tell me it doesn’t come in that size.

  • Bachelor Girl writes:
    November 8th, 20092:11 amat

    Yeah, I’m so going to stinky, nasty Burger King to get one of these tomorrow.

    • plumpdumpling writes:
      November 13th, 20094:47 pmat

      Don’t lie. I just read that you live in Diet Coke.

  • Krista writes:
    November 11th, 20097:13 pmat

    I’m so glad you found and tried this. I’m not eating sugar (I know, lame) at the moment and it makes me crazy because there’s that Burger King so close to my office (by Yip’s)!

    • plumpdumpling writes:
      November 13th, 20094:52 pmat

      “I’m not eating sugar at the moment” is the EXACT line I use when I’m trying to lose massive amounts of weight in a week eating low-carb but am embarrassed and don’t want to tell anyone. I hope you’re doing the same thing.

      That Yip’s Burger King is totally my Burger King, too, am I’m so glad I’ve been deathly ill since Wednesday so your comment didn’t have a chance to tempt me to walk over there.

  • Jess writes:
    May 1st, 201012:21 pmat

    These things are freakishly awesome. I have gotten so many because they’re limited edition that I’ve lost count. Apparently they are going to stop carrying them when they run out of sprinkles and syrup, so thyself why I’ve been indulging in them constantly. I agree on the annoying part with the medium. The lady probably pushed the small button on the computer and was too lazy to change it. The people at my bk in town can’t decide what a small or medium is, lol

    • plumpdumpling writes:
      May 3rd, 20109:12 amat

      I had no idea they were limited edition! I pass by a Burger King every few days and think, “I should stop in and get a Cupcake Shake.” But then I think, “Nah, I’ll do it next time.” BUT WHAT IF THERE ISN’T A NEXT TIME?!

      Thank you for giving me an excuse to have one daily. You know, just in case.


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