Episode 97: Milkshakes and Malts

Monday, June 11, 2018
Upon request from a listener, we talk about the long and delicious history of the milkshake and malteds and how they changed from a boozy egg-based drink to the ice cream-based treat we know today. We also delve into malteds and how a new and improved malt product was introduced by the Horlick brothers. We also finish up by helping our Food Fight listener get around a questionable restaurant his/her in-laws love.

Let's taco 'bout it!

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Let's taco 'bout it!

  • The Behind the Beer blog talked about how the Coors and Miller Companies survived during the prohibition era. 
  • Hamilton Beach came on the scene and changed how milkshakes were made.
  • Earl Prince Sr. invented the multi-mixer, a five-spindled machine, so it could keep up with the demand of the milkshakes and malts that needed to be made.
  • Salesman Ray Kroc was impressed with the multi-mixer, and sold these mixers around the country. One restaurant, MacDonald's, had 8 multi-mixers for their shakes and also as a show piece within the restaurant. He ended up buying their name and opened up his first franchise in the 1950s all because of the multi-mixer!
  • Soda jerks are the person operating the soda fountain and they had their own lingo.
  • During our Food Fight segment, we help our listener with how to deal with his/her in-laws' favorite, yet sketchy, restaurant.

Run Time: 43 minutes

SponsorsOur podcast is brought to you today by our awesome and food-loving sponsor, IKEA.

Glad Midsommar!

Our second sponsor is the Draper Utah IKEA (67 West IKEA Way, Draper, Ut 84020). IKEA is having their special celebration: Swedish Midsummer Smorgasbord on June 15, 2018 with seatings at 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm. (We'll be at 6:30 pm seating in Draper with T-shirts to giveaway!).

There will be drinks, crayfish, desserts, and lots of traditional Swedish food. There will even be a kids activity, where you can dance and make a midsummer wreath. The dancing will help you work up an appetite for all that delicious Swedish food!

Ask a Restaurant co-worker for more details and to purchase your tickets. Seating is limited. IKEAFamily members get special pricing, so sign up in store or on the IKEA store app!


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