REVIEW: Burger King Red Velvet Oreo Shake

Burger King Red Velvet Shake


It’s the color of love.

It’s also the color of anger.

So I guess it’s fitting I loved the idea of Burger King’s new Red Velvet Oreo Shake, but I’m angry it didn’t have much of that cream cheese flavor that most of us know and love…or are completely sick of seeing after the blitz of red velvet-flavored candy, cookies, and ice cream during the Valentine’s season.

Burger King describes their Red Velvet Oreo Shake as a cream cheese and chocolate flavored shake with Oreo cookie crumbles. But what they didn’t mention is how increDYEble their shake is. It looks like a regular Burger King Oreo Shake with enough red food coloring to make the Kool-Aid Man say, “Whoa! Whoa! Why don’t you tone the red down a bit!”

The color of the shake makes it look like a Cherry ICEE, which is something Burger King also offers and it has the same clothing staining and tongue reddening ability as the Red Velvet Oreo Shake. But the red does make it look a bit romantic. Too bad Burger King missed out on it getting lost among the deluge of red velvet-flavored products during January and February.

According to the picture on Burger King’s website and a number of photos on Twitter, the shake is supposed to come with whipped cream topped with Oreo crumbles. Mine did not. But there were a lot of Oreo crumbs floating in the Red Velvet Sea in my cup.

Burger King Red Velvet Shake Closeup

I haven’t had a regular Burger King Oreo Shake in a very long time, so I don’t remember if the Oreo crumbles have always been small. The Oreo Shake at Jack in the Box has well-sized chunks that I can crunch with my molars, but the Oreo crumbles in this Burger King shake seem to be more like Oreo dust.

Oh, in case you were wondering, they do not use Red Velvet Oreo Cookies. But that definitely would’ve been a nice touch.

The Red Velvet Oreo Shake tastes like a regular Oreo Shake. The chocolate flavoring enhances the Oreo crumbs, but, as I mentioned earlier, it’s hard to notice the cream cheese flavor. Perhaps Burger King should’ve put as much cream cheese flavoring as they did red food coloring, because if the cream cheese popped more, this would’ve been a sugary winner.

Overall, Burger King’s Red Velvet Oreo Shake gets two out of the three things right when it comes to imitating Red Velvet Cake. A little bit of chocolate flavor…check. Lots of red food coloring…triple check. Tangy cream cheese flavor…not really.

(Nutrition Facts – 16 oz. – 630 calories, 17 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 50 milligrams of cholesterol, 520 milligrams of sodium, 108 grams of carbohydrates, 90 grams of sugar, and 12 grams of protein.)

Item: Burger King Red Velvet Oreo Shake
Purchased Price: $4.49
Size: Medium (16 oz.)
Purchased at: Burger King
Rating: 5 out of 10
Pros: It tastes like a regular Oreo Shake. Looks pretty. Chocolate flavoring enhances Oreo crumbles.
Cons: It tastes like a regular Oreo Shake. Cream cheese flavor doesn’t stand out. Clothes staining. Oreo crumbles are small compared with other fast food Oreo shakes. Not a thick shake.

24 thoughts on “REVIEW: Burger King Red Velvet Oreo Shake

  1. Why are they doing this after the Limited Edition Red Velvet Oreo Cookies have disappeared from the shelves? Or is there a serious chance they may return to be Somewhat-Less-Limited-Edition Oreos fighting for shelf space with the 37 other current varieties? You wouldn’t know from the website which is currently inaccessible (the effects of an overwhelming reaction to S’Mores Oreos?)

    1. my poops were red and had bad cramps….will never try this again
      also they charge extra for the red velvet

  2. They missed the opportunity to add the red velvet oreos and why not the whipped topping be flavored with cream cheese?

  3. The only place that I felt got a red velvet shake right was Sonic with their Red Velvet Cheesecake Bite shake. That thing was surprisingly good. I miss it.

  4. Stupid question I want to ask you guys but I went to burger king yesterday and saw they started selling gum is any of your guys doing that buy the way I live in illinois

  5. Really good tasting shake, way too much red dye, next day I had dark red runny stool.. Thought I was internally dying and almost went to emergency room..

  6. BK, every visit to your locations is a hit and miss. Either i am being racially discriminated against (mind you, in subtle ways) or the order doesnt come in right. When i first saw this new shake, i thought “well i do love the red velvet oreos. lets give t a shot”. to my dismay, it was seriously overpowered with chocolate syrup and NO cookie crumbs. Now if this were april fools day, id be laughing at what happened the next morning. Since this was not the case, the heart attack was not appreciated. Red bowel movements? really? Did your R&D dept. feel it was ok to not give this disclaimer? If i were anyone else, id probably file an emotional distress lawsuit.

  7. I’m pregnant and no joke thought I was having a miscarriage on the toilet. Then I realized it was red poop not blood. Ridiculous.

  8. I ate this around 6:30 or 7:00 last night and then woke up this morning with diarrhea. I would not reccomend this product to anybody with a sensitive stomach.

  9. Oh my god, I didn’t even notice the problem with the exit of the red velvet shake. However after drinking it I looked like a vampire who had been sucking blood all day long.

  10. I have never had such intense stomach pain and thought I had colon cancer or something. My poop was bright red scared the shit out of me. Pun intended.

  11. How sad the industry uses all that red food coloring when the original Red Velvet cake recipe called for beet juice 🙂 then again maybe it’s just as well, since most beets are now GMO 🙁 Its like consumers can’t win for losing. How unfortunate so much of the US food industry has lost its way.

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