Review: Peanut Butter Cream Camp Cookie Master Blast from Sonic
When it comes to ordering at Sonic, it’s pretty tough for me to pass up a milkshake and some tater tots. However, that’s exactly what I did the other day after seeing a new, limited time only line of Master Blasts.There are six new flavors in all: Peanut Butter Cream Camp Cookie, Caramel Coconut Camp Cookie, Chocolate Mint Camp Cookie, DOUBLE STUF OREO, OREO Mint and OREO Chocolate. They all sounded great (I mean, I basically love cookies more than Cookie Monster), but with images of my favorite Girl Scout cookie, Do-si-dos, coming to mind, I decided to try out the Peanut Butter Cream Camp Cookie Master Blast. It’s described like this:
SONIC’s real, vanilla ice cream mixed with peanut butter and Peanut Butter Cream Camp Cookies into the perfect treat.
This was actually my first time having a Master Blast. First impressions? Let’s just say it won’t be my last. If the thickness of Sonic’s milkshakes is difficult to drink with a straw, then the Master Blasts are impossible to drink. The thick base of Sonic’s real ice cream (with a higher fat content than soft serve) makes these much thicker than Dairy Queen’s Blizzards, and puts the Master Blasts squarely in concrete territory. Adding peanut butter just makes the ice cream even more melt-resistant.There were plenty of cookie pieces covering the whipped cream on the top of my Master Blast. I love the way my local Sonic presents all its shakes and desserts: Everything looks exactly like the photo, and I’ve never had an issue with employees skimping on whipped cream or mix-ins. As for the taste, the cookies had the exceptional buttery, sweet, but also roasted flavor of the cookie portion of Do-si-dos. They added a great texture contrast to the light whipped cream cloud they were hugging.I was a little bummed the cookie pieces weren’t integrated deeper into the blast itself, but all could be forgiven when I tasted the blend of Sonic’s real ice cream and peanut butter. The ice cream is excellent, with a frozen custard like consistency and round but sweet vanilla flavor. Just like in the peanut butter shake, the base is thick and ultra-rich in flavor, and has a classic smooth peanut butter mouthfeel and stick-to-the-roof of your mouth quality. This isn’t a crunchy or all-natural, organic peanut butter; this is like the JIF you spooned from a jar as a kid, and in the Master Blast, it works perfectly. With a little work of the spoon, the cookies and base come together, creating the complete bite of a peanut butter crème sandwich cookie.Perhaps the only real negative about Sonic’s Master Blast is the nutrition. Even with a mini version I ordered, the 710 calories and 22 grams of saturated fat don’t exactly bring “snack” to mind. It was good enough to easily inhale a large, but at 178 grams of sugar, the large it’s probably not every day eating. Other than that, Sonic proves it’s on another level when it comes to frozen treats, and continues to set the bar for other chains to meet.
Pros: Exceptional thickness and creamy ice cream flavor. Sweet and roasted smooth peanut butter taste in every spoonful. Lots of whipped cream and crunchy, buttery cookie pieces.
Cons: Cookies not fully integrated into the ice cream. Not “lite” eating.
Grubbing on-the-go: 8.00/10
Price: $3.19 for the mini
Overall GrubGrade: 8.50/10
More Info: https://www.sonicdrivein.com
710 calories, 46 grams of fat, 22 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 68 grams of carbs, 390 milligrams of sodium, 53 grams of sugar, 0 grams of fiber, 13 grams of protein, 20% calcium.