New Oakland chocolatier and shop The Milk Shake Factory opens its doors

A new chocolatier and shop, offering ice cream and frozen yogurt, juice and smoothies and more, has debuted in the neighborhood. The fresh addition to Oakland, called The Milk Shake Factory, is located at 3612 Forbes Ave.

The chain dessert shop spins its own milkshakes and also serves ice cream sundaes, ice cream soda and Root Beer floats. Milkshakes come in Bananas Foster, Birthday Cake and Chocolate Raspberry Truffle, while sundae offerings include Peanut Butter Meltaway, S'mores and Salted Caramel Brownie. Also, root for the Penguins forward Jake Guentzel to score a goal because the Jake Shake is half price the next day. Click here to see the full menu.

With a 4.5-star rating out of three reviews on Yelp so far, the new chocolatier and shop seems to be a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

Yelper Julie D., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on March 19, wrote, “The interior is very clean and there's plenty of places to sit. The milkshakes are delicious and there are so many options. It's a great place to come for dessert.”

And Marcus E. wrote, "This place is delicious. It makes the best milkshakes and has a wonderful staff. I'm so glad that they opened up in Oakland."

Swing on by to take a peek for yourself: The Milk Shake Factory is open from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and 11 a.m.–11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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