We Finally Know What Happened To Chipotle's Chocolate Shake

When we think of Chipotle, we think of chips and salsa, burrito bowls, and guacamole (for extra), but definitely not chocolate shakes. However, in 2018, Chipotle did indeed introduce a chocolate shake, complete with a dash of cinnamon.

At first, chocolate shakes seem like a far cry from Chipotle's usual Mexican-inspired fare, but when you consider how Mexico's ancient Mayans introduced the world to drinking chocolate, it makes a lot more sense.

That being said, you've likely noticed that there is no such chocolate shake on Chipotle's menu today. In fact, according to a Twitter post by Discontinued Foods, Chipotle's chocolate shake never even progressed beyond the testing phase in New York City, and so the menu item faded out as quickly as it had appeared. Many people have speculated that the chocolate shake is simply following in the path of Chipotle's other desserts (in that they never survive the testing phase), but given the response to the drink, this one could've gotten really popular.

Chipotle's discontinued chocolate shake might've been a winner

If it hadn't been discontinued after its NYC testing phase, Chipotle's chocolate shake could very well have been a fan favorite. As one person explained on Discontinued Foods' Twitter post about the shake, "Dark chocolate cinnamon is a godlike combo." Though some commenters didn't seem to get the hype, others were quick to set them straight, saying that chocolate and "warm spices" are a match made in food heaven.

BuzzFeed staffers were fortunate enough to try the shake while it was around, with one describing it as a "gourmet dark chocolate shake," with such a thick consistency you'd almost be better off eating it with a spoon. Another staffer deemed the shake worthy competition of the Wendy's chocolate Frosty, and we all know how people feel about Wendy's Frosties. For now, the cinnamon-spiked milkshake remains on the list of Chipotle desserts that never saw the light of day, but perhaps the chain will try again in the future.