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Jul 20, 2013 11:02 PM

Best chocolate milkshake in the DMV?

I love a good milkshake but especially with the stupid humidity turning it up I love them more this time of year.

I've fallen in love with the dark chocolate milkshake. It's just rich, dark and got that malty kind of flavor that I love.

Anyone got a better suggestion?

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  1. Malty flavor comes from malt, not chocolate.

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    1. re: Steve

      Oh I know but I'm saying it had such a flavor. I didnt ask if malt was added but it had that flavor to it.

      1. re: DCChocoExaminer

        It would be unusual for them to add malt unless you ask for it. Places usually charge for that. Maybe you are confused about the flavor of malt? Where was this?

    2. Pretty sure you can get a dark chocolate milkshake at Bobby's Burger Palace up in Colelge Park and ask for malt powder

      1. I think the milkshakes at Shake Shack are delicious. Their chocolate one is very good (although I actually prefer their vanilla).

        The milkshakes at Good Stuff Eatery. I always get the black and white but I get their chocolate would be good.

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        1. re: Elyssa

          I've never had the plain chocolate but I imagine it would be awesome. My wife always gets the toasted marshmallow at Good Stuff and I try to get whatever the seasonal one is.

          I'll def add Shake Shack to the to-do list! :)

          1. re: Elyssa

            I've only been once to Shack Shack. The Washington MonuMINT concrete is so sweet it's a turn off.

            1. re: Elyssa

              I got a black and white at Shake Shack and was a little disappointed-- seemed lacking in the chocolate (and maybe a little too sweet).

              My kid tried a concrete and left over probably three-quarters of it, so that's not a particularly good recommendation.

            2. Have heard good things about the milkshakes at Ted's Bulletin especially the Mocha Kahlua but Im sure the non-Alc ones are good too.

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              1. re: Insidious Rex

                You know I've been past it several times and just haven't gone in yet. I've heard great things about it so I'll make it a point to go ASAP!

                1. re: Insidious Rex

                  Are we talking about $6+ milk shakes here? Or more if there's some alcohol involved? I used to get milk shakes when they were a quarter at the lunch counter at the neighborhood drug store. It's been a long time, so if I get one today, it's gotta be good!

                  1. re: MikeR

                    I was at the DMV yesterday. I didn't see any milkshakes. They must not offer them at all the branches yet.

                    1. re: flavrmeistr

                      Hey! That was my joke.

                      The last time I was at the DMV in Arlington, there was a passable chicken place next door, but no, no milk shakes.

                      1. re: MikeR

                        I could've used some chicken. The closest food to my branch was a cornfield.

                2. Has anyone been to the Max Brenner Chocolate Bar in Bethesda Row yet? I tried 2 of the shakes and boy were they good. Make it a point to get out there!

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                  1. re: DCChocoExaminer

                    Was just there last night. Everything costs about three times more than it ought to. And the chocolate I tried, in a so-called fondue, was nothing special. I suppose if folks are paying upward of $10 for a glass of juice across the street . . . the market will bear this. It's a rip-off. (I haven't tried the milkshakes, and perhaps you're right that they're good . . . but over $7 apiece? Seriously? For a few cents worth of ingredients?)

                    1. re: Marty L.

                      I got a free milkshake coupon from Cheeburger, Cheeburger in need to spend a fortune on this stuff -- ever

                      1. re: maypo

                        Only if it's not good enough to go back for. Or do you have a coupon for unlimited milkshakes? I'd like one of those, but closer to home. What's that place near Cameron Station that people were raving about when it opened. I think most of them were raving about peanut butter shakes, though, not chocolate.

                      2. re: Marty L.

                        The prices in that juice place really do amaze me. I'd rather pay $7 for a chocolate milkshake that $10 for cucumber juice, but maybe that's a poor reflection on me.

                        1. re: Marty L.

                          I tried the chocolate espresso shake and it was exceptionally good. I think for high-quality chocolate, the prices are reasonable. This is no Hershey's syrup. The shake was somewhere between $7 and $8.

                          We also shared a fondue plate and though I agree the chocolate fondue itself was not that exceptional (and the flame to toast the marshmallow downright dangerous!), I thought the components to dip in were: the chocolate chip cookie, brownie, white chocolate praline chunks, all were exceptionally good. It was also served with a very good waffle loaded with berries and chocolate sorbet. Yum. I will be back!

                          1. re: hamster

                            It's a nice, unique place and its definitely very good overall quality so the price is justified as an "experience".

                            I'll definitely be back.

                          2. re: Marty L.

                            You're right. The market bears the cost. Is it the BEST I've ever had? No but is it a good shake? Yes. Of course we're paying for location and ambiance but I'd rather pay $7 for a good product than spend $4 or $5 at a place with so-so product.