Chick-fil-A recently rolled out a new limited-time Caramel Crumble Milkshake, delivering rich caramel flavor topped with cookie crumbles. Alongside their new Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich, the milkshake provides another creative seasonal menu item. But does it live up to the hype? Here’s an inside look at the new dessert.
Inspiration and Flavors
According to Chick-fil-A, the milkshake was conceptualized to emulate the flavors that caramelize at the bottom of a pan of blondie baked goods.
The base consists of Chick-fil-A’s signature Icedream soft serve blended with butterscotch and caramel flavors. Crunchy blondie cookie crumbles provide texture throughout the shake. It’s all topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. Source
How Does It Taste?
Reviewers describe the Caramel Crumble Milkshake as delivering a strong initial burst of warm, sweet caramel flavor. The butterscotch doesn’t stand out distinctly against the sugary caramel notes.
The blondie crumbles provide a satisfying crunch and texture without clogging the straw. Their inclusion helps offset the milkshake melting and maintains some thickness. Source
However, some feel the shake could use more complexity. The predominant caramel sweetness becomes somewhat one-dimensional without any saltiness to balance it out.
Chick-fil-A milkshakes are 16 ounces. The Caramel Crumble version packs 690 calories and nearly 100 grams of sugar. So while delicious, it’s a definite indulgence. Source
Availability and Pricing
The Caramel Crumble Milkshake launched nationwide on August 29th, joining the new Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich as Chick-fil-A’s latest limited-time Fall offerings.
It will only be available while supplies last, though the Chick-fil-A website indicates it may stick around until November 11th at least. Pricing averages around $5 for a 16-ounce shake. Source
Initial reactions to the Caramel Crumble Milkshake have been positive overall. The texture and flavors make it a must-try for Chick-fil-A fans according to reviews.
A 10-year old taste-tester gave the new shake rave reviews, noting the blondie crumbles added delicious crunch. She described it as far better than McDonald’s recent Grimace-themed shake. Source
Chick-fil-A’s Caramel Crumble Milkshake brings signature sweet, creamy flavors to the Fall dessert menu. The blondie crumbles provide texture and prevent the thick shake from melting too quickly.
While predominantly showcasing caramel and butterscotch flavors, some felt the shake could use more complexity like a hint of salt. But the classic sweet milkshake taste will certainly satisfy those craving an indulgent seasonal sipper.
Have you tried the new Caramel Crumble Milkshake at Chick-fil-A? Share your thoughts on this limited-time Fall treat!