Date: Wed, 22 Mar 1995 01:10:58 -0500
From: Leo Horishny Leo_Horishny[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]POL.COM
In Eastern Mass a frappe is not runny; a milkshake is. In Western Mass, a
milkshake is thick like a frappe.
To this comment, Yvette wrote:
I've lived in New England for about twenty-four years and have yet to have a
THICK shake anywhere in the area. I originally come from Ohio where a thick
shake meant that you sucked and sucked on a straw trying to get the stuff up
it. When confronted with my first frappe (they told me it was a thick shake)
I was appalled at how runny it was. Sending it back I gave them directions
and told them to put in three scoops of ice cream (some malt, since I wanted
it malted), a drop or two of milk and then put it on the multimixer briefly.
I was told they did as instructed but it still came back runny, though a
little thicker. I told them, "This isn't thick." Thwy wore it was thickest
they'd ever made and were surprised I would complain.
MUCH STUFF CUT. But then...
and you have to be turning red with the effort with
a big vein sticking out your neck and even sometimes running up the side of
your head trying to depressurize the straw enough to bring the contents up
it. That is a thick shake. So, to date, my efforts for a thick shake in New
England have been disappointing (and Yes, I've been to the Holy Cow in
Gloucester, MA, and it wasn't thick enough).--Yvette
So, Yvette, tell us how you REALLY feel about milkshakes in New England.
leo_horishny[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]pol.com