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Shake Shack December 2011 Flavors - Any Must-Haves?

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FoodDabbler Dec 8, 2011 11:57 AM

This set of threads may be dying, but I thought it would be worth rounding out the year:

Monday: Egg Nog
Tuesday: Figgy Pudding
Wednesday: Christmas Cookie
Thursday: Chocolate Orange Chestnut
Friday: Gingerbread
Saturday: Candy Cane Crunch
Sunday: Apple Spice Cake

I'm intrigued by Tuesday and Thursday. I've had the Egg Nog and found the nutmeg in it overly aggressive.

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    whitneybee Dec 9, 2011 10:52 AM

    Has anyone tried the Candy Cane Crunch or Spiced Apple Cider? Those are the only two that sound interesting to me.

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      uwsister Dec 9, 2011 08:01 PM

      Candy Cane Crunch sounds vaguely appealing, but I've been disappointed by Shake Shack custard a few times now so I probably won't seek it out. Plus Trader Joe's Peppermint Joe-Joe's ice cream should show up any day soon, if it hasn't already :)

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        uwsgrazer Dec 10, 2011 08:01 AM

        omg, I had no idea TJ's had that flavor! I love their Joe-Joe's and was disappointed that they don't seem to stock them this year. I did buy the chocolate-covered versions, just to try them. The ginger ones are tasty. I imagine the peppermint ones will be fine, but the chocolate and the peanut butter ones were eh. The pumpkin ice cream they sold around Thanksgiving was delicious. I will definitely keep my eye out for peppermint Joe-Joe's ice cream!

        Edit: uwsister -- are you sure they are selling Peppermint Joe-Joe's ice cream this year? I don't recall seeing it advertised in their recent flyer.

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          uwsister Dec 11, 2011 11:05 AM

          I thought chocolate-covered Candy Cane Joe-Joe's were delicious! Honestly I'm not sure if they have the ice cream this year. They definitely did last year and the supply lasted well into March, if I remember correctly. I'll be at TJ's in a couple days, so I'll let you know if I spot it.

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            uwsgrazer Dec 11, 2011 07:15 PM

            I was just at the UWS TJ's this afternoon and saw not only the plain (i.e., not chocolate-covered) peppermint Joe-Joe's but also Peppermint Joe-Joe's ice cream!! It was in the freezer section on the lower-level, right next to the other ice creams.

            I also saw lemon-ginger ice cream, or something like that. I'd love a review, if anyone's had it.

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              uwsister Dec 11, 2011 08:38 PM

              Yay! :)

    2. ellenost Dec 8, 2011 12:41 PM

      Glad you started the December thread. I passed by Shake Shack the other day, and saw the new list of flavors (none of which are appealing to me), and I realized that no one had started the December thread.

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        FoodDabbler Dec 8, 2011 12:53 PM

        Yes, even if we don't like the flavors, I think these discussions are interesting. For the record, here's what the December 2010 flavors were:

        Monday: Egg Nog
        Tuesday: Figgy Pudding
        Wednesday: Panettone
        Thursday: Chocolate Orange Chestnut Swirl
        Friday: Candy Cane Crunch
        Saturday: Gingerbread
        Sunday: Spiced Apple Cider

        Almost exactly the same as this year.

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