Sidney's Shakes and Smoothies is a brand new addition to Manchester's Shude Hill. Brightening up the otherwise dull street, the American diner-style milkshake bar is an injection of pastel and candy colours. It has fun written all over it.
They sell an array of milkshakes, all made with dairy whippy cream and flavoured with a variety of chocolates/sweets. Sidney's stock all types of popular chocolate bars and you can mix and match., so get creative.
Customers are encouraged to be inventive - a recent customer named his own milkshake by requesting a daim bar, baby ruth protein chocolate bar, and jammie dodger biscuit shake. Each to their own.
The smoothies are made from 98% fat free frozen yogurt and fresh fruit, but the sugary temptation was too strong when we visited and we tucked into a shake.
Sidney's also sell cakes that rival top bakers in terms of both presentation and taste. The carrot cake is particularly good with plenty of frosting to weigh out the sponge.