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It Is Your Destiny to Conquer One of These 'Freak Frappes'

Boston Burger Co. gloriously hops aboard the crazy milkshake train

Freak Frappe Boston Burger Co.Over-the-top milkshakes have been sweeping the internet lately, popularized by Black Tap Burgers & Beer in New York City. From mounds of whipped cream to whole pieces of cake and pie, dessert enthusiasts will stick just about anything on top of a milkshake these days, and hungry diners are lining up to drink — and eat — them.

Want to tackle one? A trip to New York isn't necessary. A few months ago, Boston Burger Co. began serving "freak frappes" at its Boylston Street and Harvard Square locations (and some of the Harvard Square ones have booze, thanks to a full liquor license). The intense frappes will debut at Boston Burger Co.'s original Davis Square location on April 1, too.

The frappes are priced at $7-$12, and there are generally 10 to 12 flavors available at any given time, including some limited-edition specials. Many of the specials appear on Instagram; just explore the hashtag #freakfrappe for a virtual sugar high. Past flavors have included:

The freak frappe menu is always "evolving," according to a rep for the restaurant group, and thanks to the highly Instagrammable nature of a ridiculous-looking dessert, people are coming in all the time because they spotted a photo on social media. It's not unusual to see a party of 10 come in where every single person orders a freak frappe, noted the rep.

Boston Burger Co. has always gone all-out with its burgers as well, offering up options like the 420 burger (topped with mozzarella sticks, fried mac & cheese, onion rings, fries, bacon, golden barbecue sauce, and American cheese) and the killer bee burger (topped with bacon, a tall stack of onion rings, honey barbecue sauce, and American cheese).

While you ponder the caloric impact of one of these Boston Burger Co. burgers and a freak frappe, here's a peek at some of the milkshakes you'll find at Black Tap if you make the trip into New York:

Main image: Boston Burger Co./Instagram

Boston Burger Company (Davis Square)

37 Davis Sq., Somerville, MA 02144 617 440 7361

Boston Burger Company (Harvard Square)

1105 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 Visit Website

Boston Burger Company (Back Bay)

1100 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215 (857) 233-4560 Visit Website

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