Have you ever gone on Facebook to do a small task such as like a picture, make a birthday post, etc. but find yourself watching video after video for multiple hours, ranging from cooking a delicious looking meal to a woman painting her face to look like a Minion? Same. This is how I came across one of New York City’s (now social media famous) restaurants, BlackTap. I was in the city over Christmas break and I was excited to visit some new places that I haven’t seen on my previous NYC vacations before. I had seen a video of someone making one of BlackTap’s famous monstrous milkshakes on Facebook and I was determined to get my hands on one. So, there we were, waiting in a massive line outside in the 20 degree NYC weather. Once we finally got into the restaurant the shake I decided to order was rimmed with chocolate frosting with mini m&m’s stuck to it, had a sugar daddy & two pretzel rods sticking out of the top, as well as a full sized chocolate covered pretzel perched on a mountain of whipped cream that was dowsed in chocolate syrup and Reese’s cups. These goodies were all atop a delicious salted caramel shake. This new trend of milkshakes makes me laugh, actually. The design idea is pretty stupid because you can’t possibly get each one of the elements of this shake into one “bite”. I could not eat every single thing on that milkshake, especially at once. It looked almost nothing like the picture above when I was done with it. This milkshake, and BlackTap’s adorable restaurant in general, was one of my favorite parts of my trip. This might sound like my vacation was pretty uneventful, but it was just that good. I’d give the shake 10/10 and the experience a 9/10 (mainly because I had to catch hypothermia to even get into the door). Also, I felt some sort of achievement for going to one of these “exotic” & “famous” places seen all over my Facebook feed. Overall, I’d say that while these milkshakes are ridiculously large and expensive, they are totally worth it. There’s so many new things, ideas, products, etc. that are emerging in our popular culture and are captured by Social Media and we should go out and experience it, dang it!