The rise of the milkshake as the machine that kills fascists has been meteoric, taking over where the egg and guitar left off. To ‘milkshake’ is now a verb, to the extent McDonald’s — the pre-eminent purveyor of cheap shakes in the country — has taken to prohibiting their sale in cities where anti-fascist protests are taking place. But revolution thrives on imagination, and this is not necessarily a bad thing.
When Nigel Farage got hit by a Five Guys £5.25 banana and salted caramel milkshake it was reminder that a) Five Guys by default is now part of the resistance and b) how ludicrously expensive Five Guys milkshakes are. This somehow makes it even funnier, that someone paid to drink it and then thought: “No, it would be a better use of my money to lob it at a politician’s midriff.” So a theorem: the more elaborate and tasty the drink, the higher the disrespect. More importantly, London has a rich tradition of milk and yoghurt based drinks borrowed from all the cultures that make it a great food city. Far from lamenting the lack of McShakes, everyone could use this opportunity to familiarise themselves with the range of colour and splatter that can be produced using these flavoured milks and lacto-ferments as a matter of good praxis.
For what could be more of a par than being hit by a drink from a community whose presence in this country you oppose? Of course though, this would be a waste of a good drink: the following is a completely unrelated list of the best milk and yoghurt shakes in town.Read More