I reviewed Frijj's interesting new mango & passion fruit shake a couple of days ago, but they've also brought out this more conventional chocolate orange flavour. Chocolate and orange, it's a winning combination, and seeing as Frijj are well versed in their chocolate milkshake, I didn't see how it could go wrong.
The key, it seems, is in the fact that there's no actual orange in this at all, it's flavourings doing all the work. While that may work for some flavours, it doesn't quite pan out for this one. There's a hint of orange in there, sure, but it's not particularly authentic, and it's not all that strong either. The chocolate underlying it is nice enough, smooth and creamy as the chocolate Frijj normally is. But the orange element is just disappointing, and it makes for a pretty average shake overall. This was a nice idea, and simple enough, but it's not pulled off that well. These new flavours aren't all that, I think I'll stick with the classic in future.
My rating: 3/5