REVIEW: Burger King Pumpkin Spice Oreo Shake

Burger King Pumpkin Spice Oreo Shake

Pumpkin Spice Oreo Cookies never had much appeal to me. Of the 487 (unofficial count) flavors Oreo has on the market, I wanted to try that one the least. Then I heard Burger King was offering a Pumpkin Spice Oreo Shake that was apparently different from the cookies of the same flavor. Now you’re speaking my language.

Instead of liquefying the shelf version of Pumpkin Spice Oreo Cookies, Burger King made a pumpkin spice flavored shake with bits of the classic chocolate Oreo cookie. Brilliant decision.

I initially thought the color was going to be off-putting, but when I got a closer look, I liked it. The shake was a very subtle orange color with the familiar black cookie crumbles mixed in.

The shake smelled good. It looked good. How could it not be good?

At first I thought it was better than good. It was surprisingly delicious. Don’t get me wrong, I expected to like it to a degree, but it blew away my expectations.

Once I got beyond the whipped cream that I couldn’t resist adding on, I expected the pumpkin spice flavor to be totally overpowering. It did have a little of that “potpourri” taste on the back of my tongue, but compared to other pumpkin spice products, it was mild.

The bits of Oreo were the best part. The hint of vanilla soft serve actually gave off a flavor reminiscent of the classic Oreo crème filling. The consistency of the cookie pieces held up pretty well for the most part and gave the shake a tiny bit of texture which meshed well with the pumpkin base.

Despite the slight potpourri flavor, it didn’t leave a bad aftertaste. It was quite pleasant. It did however stick around a lot longer than I would have ever expected.

With all that said, it wasn’t perfect.

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Like a lot of milkshakes, I did get sick of it about halfway through. It wasn’t over-the-top sweet, but even the small size was a bit of a struggle to finish. Not to mention that it lost a lot of its appeal as it melted. Drinking it as a milkshake was delicious. Drinking it as milk wasn’t even close.

I’d actually be thrilled if Oreo teamed with an ice cream company to manufacture this as a flavor. I’d buy a pint in a second, and without the threat of it melting as fast, I could see it jumping to the top of my favorite ice creams list.

I’m a plastic cup half full kinda guy, so I’m giving this a high score despite the last few sips. If I had just stopped midway and called it a day, you’d probably be looking at a 9 out of 10.

Oh, and in case you are considering it, don’t pair one of these with a burger and fries. It would be too much on your stomach. I say get it as more of a standalone dessert.

(Nutrition Facts – 12 ounces – 500 calories, 14 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 45 milligrams of cholesterol, 360 milligrams of sodium, 83 grams of carbohydrates, 66 grams of sugar, and 10 grams of protein..)

Item: Burger King Pumpkin Spice Oreo Shake
Purchased Price: $3.41
Size: 12 ounces
Purchased at: Burger King
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Delicious. Pumpkin spice not overpowering. Chocolate Oreo cookie pieces. Undoubtedly better than the Pumpkin Spice Oreo Cookie. Burger King reminding me they are still an option.
Cons: Potpourri-y. Tastes pretty bad in liquid form. Aftertaste lingered… and lingered. Would probably make a better ice cream than shake. Burger King reminding me they are still an option.

8 thoughts to “REVIEW: Burger King Pumpkin Spice Oreo Shake”

  1. I thought this tasted like a melted candle. I didn’t finish it, not because I was full, but because I just couldn’t take it any more.

  2. This perfectly proves my point that the Oreo is the chocolate cookie. I’m so sick and tired of all limited favors being on a golden “Oreo”. That’s not an Oreo, that’s a vanilla cookie. The pumpkin spice cookies should have always been on a chocolate OREO. This looks super good.

  3. I have to say it: An 8 (or 9) for a small product you couldn’t make it halfway through? I get trying to eat a balanced meal and all, and I have no problem that you got a small, but that line knocks this down to a 5 or 6 at best. Am I being a jerk for saying that you say shakes are your thing and then you can’t finish a small but still tout how good it is? That makes no sense to me.

    1. That makes no sense to me.
      Neither does it to me, but considering Vin has this problem with “almost all” milkshakes the score is somewhat justifiable. Although i’m with you, the higher score like 8, 9, 10 should maybe be reserved or those Vin can actually finish. ^^
      (Though 8 from in tells us now, that the flavor is amazing and he loves it a lot, but not so juch to overcome his half-cup milkshake “problem” (that would be a 9 or 10 then ^^)

        1. maybe just leave the half milkshake comment out of the review? Or maybe not review milkshakes if you rarely finish them…. sorry, couldnt resist! (granted I occasionally review things I know I won’t like and I probably shouldnt, so I am guilty of such things as well)

  4. I never eat fast food and when I saw the pumpkin spice shake on menu I had to stop and got the small one . I’m glad I did because it was delicious and if that milk shake did not have the calories that it has I would stop everyday !!

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