This diner has turned Trump and Clinton into freakshakes

LONDON — If you could pick one word to describe the 2016 U.S. presidential election, ‘sweet’ would not be it.  But, as the countdown to election day begins, a London restaurant is serving up something sweet to ease you through the final days of political mudslinging.  London’s all-American restaurant The Diner has turned Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump into epic freakshakes.Freakshakes are essentially milkshakes topped with an obscene amount of baked goods, ice cream, candy floss and other seriously outta control ingredients.   The “Trump versus Hillary freakshakes” are colour-coordinated with Republican red and Democratic blue.  The Trump Shake is made from red strawberry gelato, milk, red marshmallows, candy floss, a red lollypop, and red popping candy.  The Hillary Shake comprises blue bubblegum ice cream…

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