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#1 Hoping2BaMummy

Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

Well, I've been craving thickshakes but know that soft serve is a no go. Was going past a Wendy's store yesterday and asked if they make their shakes with softserve- Yes. Asked if they can make it with icecream instead- Told me yes, there is just a 60c per scoop charge. I was fine with that, as long as I got my thick shake with no soft serve original.gif Upon making the shake, the lady asked me if there was a particular reason I didn't want soft serve. I was a bit puzzled and hesitantly told her I was pregnant (I'm only 10 weeks so haven't said that outloud much!). She then said that's fine, there is no extra charge for using icecream instead, she said it's just an awkward question to ask people!!


Made my day original.gif Go Wendy's!

#2 ~kacee~

Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

Wow! Wish I'd known that when I was pregnant original.gif

#3 againagain

Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:10 PM

I just make mine at home  biggrin.gif

#4 noi'mnot

Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:11 PM

New Zealand Natural made me a chocolate thickshake with icecream the other day. I don't think they even have soft serve there. I've had them a few places, I just go to shops that make their own icecream or don't have soft serve. original.gif

#5 Poss and Soss

Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

You'd want to ensure they'd properly washed the milkshake blender in between times, too (not just swizzed it in some water like most places do) otherwise listeria can be transferred from a previously made soft serve shake to your scoop shake.

Same with the ice-cream scoop they use. You'd want to see them using a brand new clean scoop for each client, not a scoop dumped into a bucket of water with a few others each time.

#6 namie

Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:22 PM

Fantastic news! Thanks original.gif

#7 DragonsGrace

Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:40 PM

Wish I knew this when I was preggo. A coffee thickshake from Wendy's is one of my favourite things

#8 Glitterz

Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:56 PM

omg your now my new best friend OP!

#9 HGL

Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:07 AM

QUOTE (Poss and Soss @ 25/02/2013, 11:16 AM)
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You'd want to ensure they'd properly washed the milkshake blender in between times, too (not just swizzed it in some water like most places do) otherwise listeria can be transferred from a previously made soft serve shake to your scoop shake.

Same with the ice-cream scoop they use. You'd want to see them using a brand new clean scoop for each client, not a scoop dumped into a bucket of water with a few others each time.


But why would they use a scoop for soft serve? It comes straight out of the machine.
I assume Wendy's use regular milk in their shakes and they're not pre-prepared like McDonalds and hungry Jacks? The Maccas & HJ thick shake mix is essentially a liquid version of soft serve so that's also on the do not consume list.

#10 Koobie83

Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:16 AM

I'm with the PP - I would make mine at home.

If they don't use a scoop for soft serve, then it comes from a machine, right? The listeria risk is because of the use of the machine. Listeria can build up in the machine. Hence why it's not advisable to drink fresh squeezed juice or frozen yoghurt.

#11 HGL

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

QUOTE (Koobie83 @ 26/02/2013, 07:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If they don't use a scoop for soft serve, then it comes from a machine, right? The listeria risk is because of the use of the machine. Listeria can build up in the machine. Hence why it's not advisable to drink fresh squeezed juice or frozen yoghurt.


Thats what i thought. There's a risk with the blender but the scoop isn't an issue because it's not used for soft serve.

#12 RachealJane

Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

I used to work for Wendys and the particular one I worked at had a super strict cleaning regime waaay stricter then Maccas (yes I worked for them too) so I've actually been taking a calculated risk and buying thickshakes  and smoothies from my old Wendys on the days the owner is there because I know the risk is a gazillion to one.



#13 Missy Shelby

Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

We like to make our milkshakes/thickshakes at home most times and they are very yummy!!

#14 Poss and Soss

Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE (HGL @ 26/02/2013, 01:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But why would they use a scoop for soft serve? It comes straight out of the machine.

The issue with the scoop is cross contamination. If a scoop is used then put on a bench for a moment where a drop of contaminated soft serve has dropped and then put into a milky bath with other scoops then the entire bath of scoops can get contaminated. Using any of the scoops on the icecream can then contaminate the entire tub. Because the tubs are huge and listeria can grow in freezing temps there are a lot of chances for contamination especially if scoops are not cleaned sterile after each use.

Imagine a potential bath of listeria water scoops dipping again and again in to tub icecream each time adding more bugs to the tub.

Admittedly the odds are pretty slim but if I were avoiding soft serve I'd avoid anything from Wendy's/similar and make at home with known sterile utensils and fresh tub icecream.

#15 Hoping2BaMummy

Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:37 PM

Thanks for all the additional precautions to be aware of. I won't regularly be having shakes, but it is nice to know when I have a craving it it not a terribly bad choice original.gif




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