The epic freakshakes are in Bengaluru. These extrememilkshakes overloaded with every kind of sweet treat — think generous sprinklings of colourful gems, big pieces of pastries, lollipops, doughnuts, waffle sticks, ice cream, waffles, pretzels, nutella, caramel popcorn, cotton candy, dry fruits, pieces of fruits, macarons, meringues, whole bars of chocolate, and, of course, chocolate sauce overflowing from mason jars that make you feel like you are in chocolate heaven.
The trend, which started in Australia, shows no sign of slowing down, perhaps due to the massive sugar rush one gets from slurping on these monster shakes. Though the extravagance and undeniable visual appeal make these shakes look very tempting, take a moment to ask yourself whether this trend has gone too far. What would this calorie-laden dessert do to your waistline and general fitness? These mega shakes with exaggerated proportions are giving fitness expert Wanitha Ashoksleepless nights. “I saw them first in the US. They look mouth-watering, but if you have one, be prepared to commit to a lifetime to exercise. If you still want to have it, go ahead, but share it with at least 20 people,” she says.
Fitness consultant Shraddha Satish added, “I thought they could only be classified as one of those weird internet food trends. I think it is a sin for a healthy individual to have one. Theoretically speaking, you have to do high-intensity workout for an hour thrice every day to burn it off.”
Nutritionist Sheela Krishnaswamy says, “A person requires 1,800-2,200 calories a day. Imagine if 1,500 come in the form of just sugar and fat, which has zero nutrition! This will not only make you obese, but regular servings will lead to many diseases.