Friday, December 30, 2011

Shake Shack Christmas Cookie Custard

I finally had a chance to try out one of Shake Shack's December custards- the Christmas Cookie custard!

But first, can I just say that my Shackburger seemed supersized on this visit?? Not complaining but everything about this specific burger seemed much bigger than any of my past visits.  The pickle slices were about half the size of the bun, no joke!


Ok, ok, on to the custard itself.  It's v. festive, as you can see from the first photo.  I personally prefer regular sprinkles (or jimmies in some areas) vs. the translucent sprinkle cubes that are used here.  I don't know why exactly, they just don't taste as good to me.  So, the top layer of this custard wasn't really all that great for me, haha.  However, the liberal mixing of huge chunks of (what I assume are sugar) cookies throughout the cup is awesome.  The cookies are crisp and provide a nice contrast with the creamy custard.  

As far as the custard itself, I tried to figure out what the flavor is but I couldn't really tell.  For all I know it could be just plain vanilla, but it did taste a little different to me.  It looked pink in some parts- however, that could be in part to the aforementioned translucent cubes, so who knows.  I couldn't find any official description on the internet, so if anyone knows, please let me know haha.