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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Vodka Mudshake
Posted: 16:03 Thu 27-11-2003. Price: 5 for 5. Location: Hammersmith Safeway. Sub-flavours: Chocolate, Caramel, Vanilla, Iced Coffee (and Banana?). Nutritional unusualness: 5% alcohol by volume (1% more than Baileys Glide?).
Snackspot reports: Attention all Snackspot readers below legal drinking age - there's nothing "big", "hard" or "clever" about drinking alcohol, though fortunately I am all three, and can therefore objectively report than this is one of my favourite products of this entire month, if not last month as well. Essentially it's a bit like Baileys Irish Cream (but more easily purchasable by men), and with a stronger flavour of chocolate/ caramel/ vanilla or whatever (and what is Baileys supposed to taste of anyway - chocolate? whiskey? toffee?). Some of my friends who tried it thought it was "too sweet" (hey, they've clearly never tried Hershey's Milkshakes), but that's hardly a criticism - I say: check it out before they try to ban it like in New South Wales.

...In other controversial concoctions: the Skittlebrau Project is a page devoted to investigating Simpsons-inspired cocktails along the lines of Alex's mixture of Polos and Sprite; and now it turns out that Thanksgiving tie-in Jones' Turkey Soda isn't a spoof at all, and is threatening to become a collector's item on eBay (though doesn't everything, nowadays?)


Posted: 16:47 Thu 27-11-2003 by "Sam" # permalink comment
Comment: This stuff is disgusting!!! It made me do something I have never done before...throw away alcohol!!
Posted: 16:58 Thu 27-11-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: ah, maybe my friends were right - which flavour did you try? (i've had them all except Iced Coffee and the mythical "Banana", though Chocolate remains my favourite so far)
Posted: 23:08 Thu 27-11-2003 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: ohmigod these have been the favoured drinks of the sheffgoths since early summer. i like chocolate, caramel and coffee in that order. they go down worringly easily. i should be very interested in a banana. we call them mudflaps.
Posted: 12:07 Fri 28-11-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: wow, does liking them turn you into a goth then? (and whatever happened to snakebite, the traditional wannabe-vampire's tipple?)

seriously, i'm surprised that no-one's made more of an effort to combine chocolate and alcohol before (there's supposed to be a Sainbsury's chocolate lager out but i can't see it), considering how well they go together in the pub

Posted: 15:22 Fri 28-11-2003 by "Catherine" # permalink comment
Comment: Young's Double Chocolate Stout... which is actually quite palatable. Chocolatey aftertaste is distinct and pleasant. Odd, considering that chocolate and beer generally go together as well as, erm, Polo mints and Sprite.
Posted: 15:44 Fri 28-11-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Vicky Pollard recently asked for a snakebite on Little Britain
Posted: 15:53 Fri 28-11-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Yeah-but-no-but-yeah-but - she didn't get served though ;)
Posted: 16:35 Fri 28-11-2003 by "Kaptain Korolev" # permalink comment
Comment: The Kaptain's father once purchased a bottle of Youngs Double Chocolate Stout to add to his fine collection of real ales and beers from around the globe. The bottle sat for many months before the Kaptain's father opened it for an after dinner sipping. 'Ack Ack, this is rank and vile' muttered the Kaptain's father after sipping, the Kaptain also tried it and concurred, it was a dirty drink. The Kaptain wishes there was a point to this story, a message perhaps, but sadly there isn't.... except perhaps that beer and candy-sweet taste should not mix in a beverage.
Posted: 16:41 Fri 28-11-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Ah, but this new Sainsbury's one isn't a stout, it's a chocolate lager!

You make a strong case, Kaptain (I had some Sainsbury's raspberry wheat beer recently, and it tasted nothing like a Slush Puppy), but what about shandy? Isn't that just lager with the great taste of lemon sherbert mixed in?

Posted: 21:24 Fri 28-11-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: despite producing her ID card
Posted: 10:13 Mon 17-05-2004 by "Richy" # permalink comment
Comment: Drank this stuff for the first time last night. I'm sorry, but its lovely, although the five Double Brandys and Redbull previously may have clouded my judgement!

Had Chocolate, Strawberry and the elusive Banana last night, although it was the last one on the shelf.

Posted: 21:49 Mon 17-05-2004 by "clairus99" # permalink comment
Comment: one sip and i was hooked!! argh!! like i need something else to put weight on me!!


Posted: 18:19 Mon 07-06-2004 by "mudshake addict" # permalink comment
Comment: i had strawberry chocolate and caremel they are bloody nice, they seem to be attracting goths though wats going on there????? they are almost better then baileys glide im not sure........
Posted: 10:28 Tue 08-06-2004 by "ellie" # permalink comment
Comment: the whole goth this is true, or maybe it's a student thing...?
Posted: 20:54 Tue 08-06-2004 by "Jamie 2K" # permalink comment
Comment: We have all the UK Mudshake flavours on our website(even the mythical Banana flavour). We will even deliver them to your door... and the best part is they are the same price in our shop £1.39 + Post & Packing click herehttp://www.dinkydrinks.co.uk
Posted: 13:44 Fri 06-Aug-2004 by "Princess1986" # permalink comment
Comment: I really love these drinks got to be one of the nicest alcoholic drinks ever!!!!! great if you dont really like a strong taste of alcohol n have a sweet tooth xxxx
Posted: 11:30 Sat 07-Aug-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: The whole goth thing is because Marilyn Manson 'drank' (or maybe something else) one on stage.
Posted: 21:55 Sat 07-Aug-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: whaaaaaaaat? marilyn manson may have an impact on underage sp00kykids but i can assure you that goths like it 'cause it tastes like milkshakes.
Posted: 22:42 Tue 24-Aug-2004 by "mudshake dudex" # permalink comment
Comment: ne1 seen the new 200ml bottles for the same price as the old 270ml bottles. ne1 know the address of mudshake??
Posted: 22:46 Tue 24-Aug-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: seems to be:


Independent Distillers (UK) Ltd PO Box 1528 White Horse Business Park Faringdon Road Stanford-in-the-Vale Oxon. SN7 8WX United Kingdom Phone: +44 1367 710 111 Fax: +44 1367 718 585 email: info (at!) independentdistillers.co.uk

Posted: 00:17 Fri 01-Oct-2004 by "amy" # permalink comment
Comment: had some mudshake last week...can't find it anywhere in the states.I'm fiending out. where do i get this stuff?
Posted: 09:56 Fri 01-Oct-2004 by "Willow" # permalink comment
Comment: I bought one of these about 3 months ago at ASDA, Brighton Hill, Basingstoke, Hants. Very yummy I thought.
Posted: 12:33 Fri 01-Oct-2004 by "claire" # permalink comment
Comment: Banana does exist - it is one of only 2 mudshake flavours they sell at our local sainsburs in Redditch (the only other flavour is iced coffee)
Posted: 04:18 Thu 28-Oct-2004 by "Jamie 2K"
(apparently posting from host81-134-131-143.in-addr.btopenworld.com) # permalink comment
Comment: We have all the UK Mudshake flavours on our website(even the mythical Banana flavour)we also have all the vodka twistee's and we are giving them away for free, we also have the new honeycomb flavour mudshake... and it is D>E>L>I>C>I>O>U>S. We will even deliver them to your door... and the best part is they are the same price in our shop £1.39 + Post & Packing click herehttp://www.dinkydrinks.co.uk
Posted: 14:00 Thu 28-Oct-2004 by "James " # permalink comment
Comment: Would like to sample the mudshake but we are still awaiting our order from DinkyDrinks 8 days after it was placed. My advice is don't order from them if you are planning a party or require the product anytime soon. I AM NOT HAPPY with the level of service shown by this company so far,and cannot recommend them and in my opinion they should spend more time getting orders out of the door and less time promoting themselves.
Posted: 14:22 Thu 28-Oct-2004 by "pocketdynamo" # permalink comment
Comment: errr Mr Snackspot, is this kind of blatant advertising allowed? It cheapens the whole snackspot experience in my opinion.
Posted: 14:35 Thu 28-Oct-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: well "pocketdynamo" I've consulted the Great Snackspot Charter of 2003, and I think it's broadly permissible on the basis that it's a) providing information for readers and b) currently not excessive (well, not like some comment spam)

if I were to "ban" it, that'd probably just drive it underground (people from companies posing as customers saying "Top marks to http://www.somecompanyorother - they are the best value ever!") - plus, in this case, it's provoked an immediate response apparently from someone who (so far) hasn't been completely satisfied... ;)

Posted: 14:51 Sat 30-Oct-2004 by "jamie 2k" # permalink comment
Comment: The above mentioned person "James" if you would like to call us to arrange the re-delivery - as you were not in when our delivery agent called on 2 occasions we will be glad to re-deliver to you free of charge as promised, Or please call to confirm your address, if we have been given the wrong address and arrange a suitable delivery day.

We would like to point out that we attempted 2 deliveries withing 72 hours of this order being placed.

We dispatched this order on the day it was recieved.

We have thousands of happy customers who return to purchase from us on a regular basis and we are most dissapointed that despite our numerous requests to discuss this situation with this customer, for some reason he refuses to call our Free Orderline... 0800 085 7007

So if you are reading this Mr Chris "JAMES" P. I would like you to call to discuss this.

Regards - Jamie - Dinky Drinks MD

Free Drink Offer (at!) http://www.dinkydrinks.co.uk ;)

Posted: 15:00 Sat 30-Oct-2004 by "Jamie 2k" # permalink comment
Comment: In answer to the post from "mudshake dudex" regarding the bottle size. I am in posession of a press release that outlines the reaosns for this bottle size change and the reason the price has been kept the same.

please email me and i will gladly forward it onto you; bottle (at!) dinkydrinks.co.uk or visit http://www.dinkydrinks.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=129 to see it on the Manufacturer Sponsored Mudshake Forum. where you are all sent a free Vodka Twistee Shot when you register (over 18's only) Subject to status.

Posted: 14:57 Sun 31-Oct-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: May I point out that on the site they don't give 'individual' information on all the Mudshake flavours, just the same old: "Shake it up. Smooth, easy-drinking vodka & dairy milk. Alcoholic content 4%"

And where is the 'Honeycomb' flavour?

Posted: 17:58 Sun 31-Oct-2004 by "AMoulder" # permalink comment
Comment: he's taking the mickey a bit now though, isn't he?

also (from his forums) - they say Mudshake has "increased production costs due to higher milk prices"

hahaha - yeah, have you *seen* the price of supermarket milk nowadays??

Posted: 02:05 Thu 04-Nov-2004 by "Jamie 2K" # permalink comment
Comment: The Honeycombe Mudshake is avaliable from us... please call our free drinks order line 0800 085 7007 for any of over 1500 products we hold in stock...That do not appear on our site currently... we will gladly provide you with prices by return email.

We will be updating our products section to show all our products in due course.

As i said... The information regarding the Mudshake Bottle size has come directly from the "Mudshake" Brand Manager in the UK... if you feel you would like this confirmed... then please feel free to email me and i will forward it on to you...

As for product descriptions.. they are... Milkshakes with vodka added...several different flavours... clearly listed, so if you would like a full description... again, please email me and i will gladly provide a full product spec sheet.

I am glad to see there is such a productive element at work here... whilst others are just simply trying to scratch a living...

Thanks for the oppotunity to clarify the above... and please feel free to check the information yourselves at > http://www.dinkydrinks.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=129

Posted: 19:51 Tue 09-Nov-2004 by "Jamie 2K" # permalink comment
Comment: Hi Folks :)

Just to update the information mentioned above.

Here is all the information you could possibly want regarding mudshakes:-

http://www.dinkydrinks.co.uk/ [URL display truncated]

I hope this helps :)

You will also notice that our website has been updated with this information linked to all the flavours of musdhske we stock... and thats the whole range!!!

"Shhhh..." there is news of new products to be launched soon aswell... so keep your eye on the http://www.dinkydrinks.co.uk/forum/index.php forum for all news as it breaks.. FREE DRINK OFFER STILL RUNNING FOR ALL NEW FORUM MEMBERS !!!!

Posted: 20:12 Tue 09-Nov-2004 by "AMoulder" # permalink comment
Comment: I know he's annoying, but please don't ban this guy just yet - his marketing is hilarious!

eg http://www.dinkydrinks.co.uk/ [URL display truncated]

reproduces what is presumably trade marketing to potential distributors under the category "Overall Benefits [to] Customer", including "an unrefridgerated shelf life of 24 months" and "a category leader with a loyal consumer following". I don't know about you but you wouldn't catch me drinking anything that didn't have both of those rare and appetising qualities...

Posted: 21:02 Tue 09-Nov-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Wow I have never seen such aggressive advertising.
Posted: 01:21 Wed 17-Nov-2004 by "Jamie 2K" # permalink comment
Comment: *Chuckles*

Advertising :)

It's a product profile... so yes... it is avaliable to both consumer and retailer...

I do try not to be biased to any sector of the market... but hey... i am discussing this within a consumer environment... so i do see your point... but what about all those poor retailers who wanted information... should i ignore thier needs ?

I wonder how many of you annonymous posters have actually had one of my free drinks? Cheers

Free Drink Offer Still Running at http://www.dinkydrinks.co.uk

Posted: 11:43 Wed 17-Nov-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm still waiting for mine.
Posted: 14:58 Wed 17-Nov-2004 by "Jamie 2K" # permalink comment
Comment: whats your username on our forum "Phillerena" ?

I will chase it up :)



Posted: 19:38 Wed 17-Nov-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I have emailed you about this. It appears that either my post was removed from the forum or...I forgot to post.
Posted: 00:10 Sun 21-Nov-2004 by "jamie2k" # permalink comment
Comment: Cheers Phil for the email... i think we have it in hand and your drink is on its way :)
Posted: 11:24 Sun 21-Nov-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: wow, how did i miss this thread? i would love a copy of the presumably-for-internal-use email from the mudshake brand manager in the uk! have you got any other interesting work related emails (including information on bribery, scams etc.)?
Posted: 02:17 Thu 25-Nov-2004 by "Viki Pollard" # permalink comment
Comment: "charl", u say "wow, how did i miss this thread?",i don't think you did ! or maybe your braincell just forgot about posting in it several times above
Posted: 10:08 Thu 25-Nov-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: no, but yeah, but no, but...
Posted: 17:38 Sun 19-Dec-2004 by "Jamie 2K" # permalink comment
Comment: New Mudshake flavours in stock soon...Coconut Flavour & Choc Orange Flavour.


Plus new Vodka Twistee Sours - yummie.

And we are still giving away free drinks to all new forum members.

Posted: 23:54 Sun 19-Dec-2004 by "Stevie Nicks" # permalink comment
Comment: please, please, please stop peddling your alcoshake here.
Posted: 14:35 Mon 04-Jul-2005 by "Katehill1968" # permalink comment
Comment: Oooooooooooooooo- oh new coconut ones are to die for! But can't find them anywhere on the shelf! Honey comb's not bad but not as good as mint
Posted: 20:02 Mon 18-Jul-2005 by "Jamie 2K"
(apparently posting from host81-155-10-237.range81-155.btcentralplus.com) # permalink comment
Comment: We have Coconut on our shelves, and yes they are to die for.
Posted: 20:45 Mon 18-Jul-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Send in the detectives.
Posted: 20:08 Tue 08-Nov-2005 by "Anita" # permalink comment
Comment: PLEASE PLEASE, where can i find CARAMEL mudshakes??? I can find the other flavours at ASDA and Tescos (stockport) but no one stocks CARAMEL. I have tried the other flavours but are not too partial to them (i would rather go without if i cant have caramel) Please help
Posted: 20:38 Mon 30-Jan-2006 by "Jamie 2K" # permalink comment
Comment: I think they stopped making the caramel. :( sorry
Posted: 12:15 Tue 31-Jan-2006 by "clare" # permalink comment
Comment: ive had bannana, caramel,chocolate and honey comb. all really yummy and very addictive!! my fave is bananna its lovely sitting in pub garden with one in the summer heat!!

to die for

Posted: 12:28 Tue 31-Jan-2006 by "Dan" # permalink comment
Comment: Where did you get all these flavours from? I have only spotted Chocolate, Strawberry and the Best tasting Bannana ones!
Posted: 11:43 Wed 01-Feb-2006 by "clare" # permalink comment
Comment: the local pub! and best bit is they are cheaper than a wkd or smirnoff ice!! i think they are like £1.50 or something in our local
Posted: 03:46 Wed 15-Mar-2006 by "Brydie"
(apparently posting from cpe-143-238-5-39.vic.bigpond.net.au) # permalink comment
Comment: I have heard they are not making honeycomb any more is this true? If so there is some very devestated people. I'm one!! 3688
Posted: 21:17 Fri 01-Dec-2006 by "ashxxxxxx" # permalink comment
Comment: i luv mudz! i cant get them anywhere and i realy want 1,tey are luvly, i will kill any1 that sed thet they are horrible, they are mad!! da nicest drinks eva!! piez giv me 1
Posted: 12:53 Sat 02-Dec-2006 by "fudge packer" # permalink comment
Comment: this site rocks! all u guys are so interesting talking about vodka milkshakes for over three years! what about a "vodka" flavoured vodka milkshake? or vodka and red bull floavour? or stella flavour???
Posted: 16:18 Sat 02-Dec-2006 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: How about a fudgeshake? mmmm i'm down for that!
Posted: 11:28 Tue 05-Dec-2006 by "Ogreboy" # permalink comment
Comment: Is there anywhere else in the UK which sells Twistees and Mudshakes?
Posted: 00:56 Mon 18-Dec-2006 by "jd" # permalink comment
Comment: The manufacturers of Mudshake and twistees , Independent Distillers, sold up in the UK in march this year after the tragic death of owner ,Michael Erceg in november of last year.


and in the last week the Kiwi company has been sold to an australian based private equity firm for $1.26 billion.

Halewood international bought the distribution rights to some of the brands in the UK including vodka mudshake and twistee shots. My understanding is that they have done little with the products. The problem with mudshake is that the decision to reduce the size of the bottle from 270 ml to 200ml (Oct 94ish) and keep the same price , effectively cut the legs of the product and the rather desperate measure to revert back again to the original size did little to regain customer and consumer confidance , hence the difficulty in locating the product on shelves today.

Posted: 23:22 Mon 12-Feb-2007 by "vicky" # permalink comment
Comment: chocolate mudshake = GORGEOUS
Posted: 15:58 Sat 14-Jul-2007 by "kerri" # permalink comment
Comment: banana does exist. they sell it in homebargains for 49p a bottle. but its the coc and the caramel i like (again 49p) enjoy.
Posted: 21:29 Thu 31-Jul-2008 by "bee" # permalink comment
Comment: how many calories and carbs in it?
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