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963 clicks; posted to Food » on 24 Mar 2022 at 11:50 AM (37 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-03-24 10:51:00 AM  
I almost got diabetes just from looking at the pictures.
 
2022-03-24 11:16:17 AM  
Pigeon Forge is the home of Dollywood and an absolute tourist trap of a town.
 
2022-03-24 11:31:13 AM  

weddingsinger: Pigeon Forge is the home of Dollywood and an absolute tourist trap of a town.


I was just watching this Netflix doc last night called Bad Vegan, which is about the downfall of vegan restauranteur Sarma Melngailis. At the end Sarma and her husband are laying low in Pigeon Forge, which based on the establishing footage I saw in the show, is basically what would happen if all the non-Disney/Universal tourist traps in Orlando f*cked a strip mall.
 
2022-03-24 11:44:19 AM  

Shostie: weddingsinger: Pigeon Forge is the home of Dollywood and an absolute tourist trap of a town.

I was just watching this Netflix doc last night called Bad Vegan, which is about the downfall of vegan restauranteur Sarma Melngailis. At the end Sarma and her husband are laying low in Pigeon Forge, which based on the establishing footage I saw in the show, is basically what would happen if all the non-Disney/Universal tourist traps in Orlando f*cked a strip mall.


lol

I was going to contort the Simpson's line about Branson, Missouri were like if Vegas were run by Ned Flanders but yours is much better and dead accurate.
 
2022-03-24 12:00:18 PM  
I'm pretty sure we went to the one in Gulf Shores just before covid shut down the world. The milkshakes were certainly over the top but good. The real highlight tho was the dude walking around with White Power tatt'd on the back of his calves cuz you know, its farkin alabama
 
2022-03-24 12:09:19 PM  
They just look annoying to try and drink/eat.  Like those over the top Bloody Marys with all of the shiat piled on.

I can see these taking off as some sort of novelty shop in tourist towns, but beyond that I have doubts.

And not that I think anyone assumes milkshakes are healthy, I do think most would be surprised just how many calories are packed into a normal one, let alone these with all of the other crap included.
 
2022-03-24 12:13:12 PM  
To be fair, those look exactly like "if you could turn Pigeon Forge into something you could eat."
 
2022-03-24 12:16:07 PM  
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'But Mr. Wonka, the Oompa Loompa "donators" are all dehydrated with sore wrists!'

'Don't care! Increase their water rations by 5% and tell them to keep cranking out that special icing!'
 
2022-03-24 12:16:45 PM  
So what sorts of viruses do they offer at this Viral Milkshake bar?  I'm assuming the standard Covid and all its variants, probably a little norovirus as well.  Anything more exotic?  Maybe a little Rous Sarcoma virus, or Sin Nombre virus?  It's in the South, so presumably some Tobacco Mosaic Virus would be a hit.
 
2022-03-24 12:23:34 PM  
You'd think that the shop might at least make the Pigeon Forge Chamber of Commerce website section detailing good places for ice-cream and treats. But, alas....

https://www.pigeonforgechamber.com/restaurants/ice-cream-fudge-shops-and-more/
 
2022-03-24 12:45:24 PM  

kmgenesis23: You'd think that the shop might at least make the Pigeon Forge Chamber of Commerce website section detailing good places for ice-cream and treats. But, alas....

https://www.pigeonforgechamber.com/restaurants/ice-cream-fudge-shops-and-more/


Chambers of Commerce only promote paid members, though. They're the original Yelp!
 
2022-03-24 12:48:13 PM  
I'm old school (and old). I just want a plain milkshake. It doesn't need cookies, sprinkles, gummi worms and a tower of whipped cream on it. People do this with their ice cream and even waffles now too.

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2022-03-24 12:52:25 PM  

Walker: I'm old school (and old). I just want a plain milkshake. It doesn't need cookies, sprinkles, gummi worms and a tower of whipped cream on it. People do this with their ice cream and even waffles now too.

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The best desserts have a good balance of sweet and savory so I'm with you in not needing piles of sugar on top of sugar.
 
2022-03-24 12:53:04 PM  
My neighbor just showed me some upscale slime she bought for her kid. The slime you play with and then try to clean out of the carpet. It goes on sale at 7 p.m. every Friday, and within five minutes it's sold out of every "flavor". It comes in a cup that looks like a fancy ice cream sundae.

My point is, people will buy anything.
 
2022-03-24 12:55:09 PM  
My ideal treat is some excellent dark chocolate, a bowl of berries, and a tall glass of Lagavulin.
 
2022-03-24 12:55:22 PM  
I don't have diabeetus or dental problems but just looking at those photos make my teeth hurt and make me a weird combination of depressed and exhausted, like I just ate four Snickers bars or something.

I can see kids loving this.  Adults eat that stuff?
 
2022-03-24 12:56:48 PM  

ChrisDe: upscale slime


https://www.etsy.com/market/luxury_slime

Geeze I wish I didn't know about that.
 
2022-03-24 1:30:39 PM  
Call me crazy, but Viral Milkshakes sound like a bad idea to me. "Yeah, lemme get rhinovirus with SARS COV 2 Swirl."
 
2022-03-24 1:38:53 PM  
I feel bad for the cleanup crew of those places. Also most of those flavors seem pretty bland. Style over substance I guess.
 
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