The lowdown: Shake Shake’s creamy vanilla custard, blended with miso hazelnut blondie chunks (a cross between a brownie and cookie dough) and huckleberry jam made exclusively for Shake Shack by Uchi & Uchiko.
The verdict: So creamy -- the tanginess of the jam is so subtle and the texture of the chewy blondie is sublime. We may or may not have gone in for a few more of these of these after the initial tasting.
Mark says: "I have, for a long time, admired [Uchi & Uchiko]. When I first visited their restaurants, I was completely blown away. I didn’t think they’d want to work with us, they’re so huge. But when I approached them they were so into it. We wanted to do something that was homespun and comforting but had that unexpected twist you get from Uchi or Uchiko."
You know what pairs perfectly with anything on Shake Shake’s menu? The exclusive Shackmeister beer brewed by Brooklyn Brewery. Okay, maybe it's a bit strange to pair with a concrete, but still, be glad it's there!
Also notable and in the spirit of Austin’s dedication to animals: as part of its mission to Stand For Something Good, the Austin Shack is partnering with Austin Pets Alive, which provides life-saving programs for Austin’s adoptable dogs and cats. 5% of sales from the Uchi-koncrete will be donated to Austin Pets Alive, and Shake Shack team members will volunteer at events run by the charitable organization.
Now go get in line!
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