Dreyer’s Shakes and Smoothies Review/Giveaway

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I was recently asked by Blogher to review Dreyer’s Shakes and Smoothies. Some of you may know the brand under the Edy’s name.  The new product is suppose to give you parlor style shakes and refreshing smoothies in 30 seconds.  They are individual servings in cups with a foil lid.  No blender or scooper required for these, you just add milk and stir.
They are available in 8 flavors.  The shake flavors include cookies and cream, strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate.  The smoothies come in Strawberry Banana, Mixed Berry, Sunrise Blend and Tropical.  I decided to pick up a chocolate shake and a tropical smoothie.  Then this ice cream lovin’ family was ready to dig in!

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This is what the Dreyer’s Shakes and Smoothies look like inside the cup, kind of like frosting piped in a cup.  It does say on the container contents may shift or settle.  As you can see from the photos the smoothie contents had settled more than the shake contents.

To make both the shake and the smoothie all you have to do is add 1/3 cup milk and stir.  I used fat free milk to make both of mine.  They were a little hard to stir and keep everything inside the cup.  I did fine with the smoothie one, but did spill a little with chocolate shake.

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I had all of my family taste test the Dreyer’s Shakes and Smoothies – my two boys who are 14 and 11,  my daughter who is 7, along with me and my hubby.  My hubby, youngest son, and daughter are picky eaters so I was really interested in what they thought.  Here is what we thought:


At our house we like our shakes and smoothies on the thick side.  The general consensus from my family was the shake was too runny. YOU can drink it from a straw and we prefer to eat our shake with a spoon.  We would definitely use less milk than the package called for.  The smoothie wasn’t as runny as the shake but next time we would begin with less milk.


My hubby and the boys didn’t care for the chocolate shake.  They found it too bitter.  I thought it was ok in flavor.  I like dark chocolate so I didn’t mind the bitterness of the chocolate.  However, it did have a powdery quality to it.  My daughter liked the chocolate.  However, everyone with the exception of my daughter LOVED the smoothie flavor.  My daughter didn’t, but I think that was because there are little bits of fruit in the smoothie and she doesn’t like yogurt that has pieces of fruit in it.  So I think the bits of fruit turned it off.

Ease of Use

I did find this very easy to use.  The kids could fix it themselves.  These require careful stirring to avoid spilling.  We had a hard time keeping the mix contained in the cup, so I’d recommend using a separate container for mixing or so you may need to assist younger kids.

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  2. I’d like to try the tropical smoothie just for something different. I usually stick to things I have handy so a tropical flavor wouldn’t ordinarily be in my kitchen.

  3. I have not heard of these before now! In my neck of the woods, Dryers is Edy’s and I went to thier website to check these out and would love to try the Sunrise blend smoothie! mmm! was happy to see it was vegetarian too!!!!

  4. These look amazing and I definitely want to try the Chocolate shake. I’m crazy about chocolate! Thanks for a chance to win to I can stock up some of these shakes and smoothies!
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  5. I was thinking chocolate, but I don’t know if I’d like the powdery quality you mentioned. Now I’m thinking one of the smoothies would be nice. Sigh. Like I need more treats… 😉

  6. I would like to try a shake, since I’ve tried all of the smoothies, of which tropical was the only good one!

  7. I’ve seen these in the stores and wondered how they taste. Sounds good. Would love Cookies ‘n Cream. Didn’t know about the smoothies- would like any flavor!

  8. Oh my I love Edy’s ice cream. I have not even seen these on my grocery store shelf yet. Can’t wait to try the Cookies ad Cream shake!

  9. I’ve tried the tropical smoothie, and I thought it was SO good. Better than I’d expected it to be! I’d really like to try the cookies and cream shake. Oh, geez, who am I kidding; I want to try them all. I have to forcibly resist these every time I walk through the frozen foods aisle.

  10. I would love to try any of the smoothies! I have tried the chocolate shake before and didn’t love it, but the cookies and cream was pretty good.

  11. I typically like thick shakes as well but since being pregnant I have been craving a simple runny chocolate shake. These sound perfect.

  12. I’ve tried the smoothies but not the shakes. I love dark chocolate, so I’ll have to give the Edy’s chocolate shake a try.