|What's a holiday without eggnog shakes?|
But Baskin-Robbins has stocked its stores with tubs of butter-yellow eggnog ice cream, so you can get an eggnog shake there. A great eggnog shake, I might note. Thick, creamy, and deliciously spiced with just the right note of nutmeg.
The McDonalds eggnog shake isn't anywhere near as attractive. When I took off the translucent plastic lid, the shake was vanilla-white, with a squirt of yellow food coloring in the center; you had to stir it up to make it look egg-noggy. Like all McDonalds shakes, this one had a distinct chemical aftertaste, although it did have a faint hint of nutmeg. The McDonald's shake was also considerably sweeter than the B-R version.
True, the eggnog shake at Baskin-Robbins was more expensive: the small shake -- which didn't seem all that petite -- was $3.99. The small McDonalds shake was two bucks less. But damn it, you're worth it!