Thursday 29 September 2016

Attention Irish dessert lovers: Mouth watering ‘Freak-Shakes’ finally cross the water from Oz to Ireland

Published 19/08/2015 | 15:43

Nutella milkshake at Dublin's Sweet Republic
Nutella milkshake at Dublin's Sweet Republic
Milkshake at Dublin's Sweet Republic
Oreo milkshake at Dublin's Sweet Republic

Giant milkshakes adorned with goodies have become the object of international desire since making their debut in Australia and now Irish dessert lovers have the opportunity to catch a sip of the sweet action.

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Photographs of the mammoth dairy treats, dubbed ‘freak-shakes’ by Canberra cafe Pâtissez, went viral last month as sweet dessert lovers around the world lusted after the chance to indulge in one.

Now newly opened Sweet Republic on Bachelor’s Walk is providing that rush of indulgence to those hoping to feed their sweet-tooth by offering up giant milkshakes made with the dreamiest of ingredients.

“We opened the shop five weeks ago and I would never have expected that level of demand was there,” said Sweet Republic manager Amy Coyle.

“I love milkshakes and I found it hard to find good milkshakes in Dublin so I decided to create some myself.

“They are really luxurious and of course Pinterest inspired,” she said.

Nutella milkshake at Dublin's Sweet Republic
Nutella milkshake at Dublin's Sweet Republic
Oreo milkshake at Dublin's Sweet Republic
Milkshake at Dublin's Sweet Republic

The giant milkshakes are being churned out in huge numbers and Amy revealed that treat-scoffers are queuing for up to 30 minutes to get their mitts on a shake, which costs €6.50.

“It’s gone crazy. We’ve have 6,000 likes in the last six days and we’ve had to hire eight new staff,” she said.

“People are waiting up to half an hour for one. I wasn’t expecting it to be this busy but of course it’s thrilling.”

Read more: Dreamy Australian ‘Freakshakes’ have the world lusting for a trip to Oz

The drool-worthy shakes come in four flavours including Nutella, Reese’s Peanut butter and Sweet Vice, which are topped with luscious extras like toasted marshmallow, chocolate chip cookies, oreos and bubblegum. The giant treats are also made with 100pc Irish ice-cream.

The new shop, which has opened within Amy’s family business Decobake, has surpassed everyone’s expectations.

“Everyone has been called in to help with the shop. We’re a family business and we could have never guessed milkshakes would do so well,” she said.

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