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We Tried These Insane Instagram-Worthy Milkshakes And We're Still Shook

This shake has us shook.

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When it comes to milkshakes, no one — NO ONE — does milkshakes quite like Black Tap in New York. If you can believe it, these beauties taste even better than they look.

Like, what is it called when you're sexually attracted to a milkshake? Because that's how we're feeling right now.

But unless you're in NYC, you wouldn't be able to indulge in one of these major-league-level milkshakes — until now. Black Tap is hosting a one-weekend-only pop-up at Fat Sal's in Los Angeles...so you know we HAD to pay it a visit.

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Would the shake live up to the incredible hype...or would it be a let down?

The shake they're offering is called the Salted Caramel Banana Waffle Shake. Even just saying the name has us shook.

And it's not just a milkshake — that's a waffle on top, complete with whipped cream, a chocolate-covered banana, caramel/banana/chocolate candy bubbles, chocolate and caramel sauce, and SPRINKLES. You'd get a cavity just listing the ingredients.
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And it's not just a milkshake — that's a waffle on top, complete with whipped cream, a chocolate-covered banana, caramel/banana/chocolate candy bubbles, chocolate and caramel sauce, and SPRINKLES. You'd get a cavity just listing the ingredients.

Here's what the drink looks like IRL:

Chris Hudspeth

Here's what Chris thought about the drink:

Chris's thoughts: This is the type of magical treat Willy Wonka would serve guests in his chocolate factory. There are so many elements to it that I wasn’t even sure where to start, but each one of them is a dessert in and of itself. There’s a cold, chocolate covered banana chillin' in there, and on top of being delicious, you feel great about yourself for eating a piece of fruit. Then there’s a waffle with whipped cream and sprinkles, AND THE WAFFLE WAS WARM. Then there’s just a heap of whipped cream and little chocolate candies decorating the rim, and it’s like an amusement park for your mouth. You’ve got crispy, you’ve got crunchy, and you’ve got fluffy! It’s everything your childhood self dreamed of in the ice cream shop, and the different flavors and textures join forces to make a sugary masterpiece!Chris's rating: 8.5/10
Sam Stryker

Chris's thoughts: This is the type of magical treat Willy Wonka would serve guests in his chocolate factory. There are so many elements to it that I wasn’t even sure where to start, but each one of them is a dessert in and of itself. There’s a cold, chocolate covered banana chillin' in there, and on top of being delicious, you feel great about yourself for eating a piece of fruit. Then there’s a waffle with whipped cream and sprinkles, AND THE WAFFLE WAS WARM. Then there’s just a heap of whipped cream and little chocolate candies decorating the rim, and it’s like an amusement park for your mouth. You’ve got crispy, you’ve got crunchy, and you’ve got fluffy! It’s everything your childhood self dreamed of in the ice cream shop, and the different flavors and textures join forces to make a sugary masterpiece!

Chris's rating: 8.5/10

And here's what Sam thought about the drink:

Chris Hudspeth / BuzzFeed
Chris Hudspeth / BuzzFeed

Sam's thoughts: You can see the surprise on my face in the left picture — this milkshake is so heavy, picking it up to sip it could constitute a workout. That's a good thing, because I'm pretty sure the calorie count of this thing is like the math problem at the end of Mean Girls: THE LIMIT DOES NOT EXIST. OK, so here's the deal: This is the type of food item you don't just eat. You order it because you're with friends. You order it because you heard about it online. And of course, you order it so you can get the accompanying Instagram. Is it the best thing I've ever tasted? No — it's more gimmicky than gourmet. But each of the individual components are DELICIOUS, from the fluffy waffle to the sugary-sweet candy bubbles (and of course the milkshake itself). OK, milkshake — you've brought this boy to the yard.

Sam's rating: 7/10 (but I would never order this alone!)

Final verdict: If you find yourself in L.A. this weekend — or really, if you need an EXCUSE to head to L.A. this weekend — run, do not walk, to Fat Sal's to try this magical concoction.

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But hurry, because these shakes are only available June 10 and 11.

Be sure to follow Black Tap on Instagram here.

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