I’ve featured a fair few milkshakes on this blog over the last year, but the ones sampled at Sunderland’s newest eatery on Saturday night definitely win the award for Craziest Shakes thus far! Saucy Burger has opened up above Liberty Brown at Hylton Riverside Park and is billed as the city’s first dedicated gourmet burger restaurant.
Having tried out GB Cupcakery’s Caramel Brownie and Velvet Elvis’s Strawberry Cheesecake I wanted to give Saucy Burger’s Freakshakes a go after seeing photos on Facebook and Instagram. I felt I was possibly going to be disappointed as they couldn’t be that decadent, right? Wrong! The Teen and I made the fatal mistake of ordering the milkshakes at the start of our visit, meaning we didn’t have room for much else afterwards.
The menu of Freakshakes can be found here. As a huge fan of chocolate I ordered the Nutella Cake Face – a chocolate ice cream based Nutella milkshake, topped with a slab of chocolate cheesecake. The Teen decided on the Kinder Surprise, which – you guess it – is adorned with a Kinder Egg. What he hadn’t realised was this contained strawberry ice cream and sauce, so was a bit miffed as he doesn’t like anything ‘fruity’. Typical teen. Being a kind mother I dutifully swapped, allowing him the cheesecake as it is his favourite dessert. The Kinder milkshake also featured a cone covered in sugar strands, as well as a packet of popping candy. These shakes are messy and delicious and, as they are ice cream-based, are thick and creamy. As we were tucking in the table beside us were so impressed they also ordered two!
At £6.95 they aren’t cheap, but because they are so filling are almost like a dessert. I really wouldn’t recommend eating a three course meal and then trying to drink (eat?) one of these! Saucy Burger also have less sinful shakes (£3.50) such as Strawberry, Bubblegum and Vanilla, and I’m sure they’re delicious. I’d personally go the whole hog though and try out one of these bad boys. We still have the Oreo and the Sloppy Banoffee to attempt and I suspect we’ll be heading back soon. They can also be made ‘hard’ for an extra £3, but having the car meant I passed up on the offer.
Spying on the food being served to other tables I’d say the portions are huge, so this is the place to visit if you’re wanting a good feed. We’re looking forward to returning and trying out the proper Saucy Burger experience soon, and this time round we’ll leave room for an actual dessert!
Thanks for reading,