The Custard Files: “Standing Order” Concrete

This has been “Today’s Special” since at least April. Every week when we go to shake shack  I look longingly at the description of “vanilla custard mixed with real fresh strawberries and orange-poppy caramel.” August’s Monday Flavor is Salted Caramel and since we had already reviewed that, I decided it was time to try out this so-called special. Vanessa went a different route and we will have her review later.

The Standing Order

The Standing Order

Back to the “Standing Order,”  at first I was a little weird-ed out by the texture of the poppy seeds through out the caramel,  but they grew on me. The contrast of the citrus-y caramel with the vanilla and the fresh strawberries was awesome. I would have liked it if the strawberries had been a little more pulverized, because there is something a bit strange about the texture of a frozen strawberry. But that is a minor complaint, all and all, I would encourage you to try this special!

Rating: 4

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August 13, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , . The Custard Files. 3 comments.

The Custard Files: Strawberry-Pistachio

For our last July tasting Vanessa wasn’t able to make it, so I had to request help from my friend Casey.

We were pretty excited about strawberry-pistachio,  it seemed like it would be a very refreshing treat since we have been having such a hot July. Casey went for the single dip of custard and I went all out for the milkshake.  Both the custard and the milkshake were tasty, sadly we were so overwhelmed by the flavor of the fresh strawberries that the pistachio was hardly noticeable.  Casey had been hoping for more of the salty pistachio to contrast with the sweet strawberry. I felt that the richness of the custard added to the overall taste, but I also would have like more of a pistachio flavor.

Rating: 3

August 2, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . Guest Reviewers, The Custard Files. 1 comment.