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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Chronicles of Creams

November 12, 2012.  Shake Shack instigates its Pie Oh My feature, using pumpkin as the pie which deserves to be Oh My'd.  Historically, Pie Oh My is something that lasts for just a couple of days.  This time, it's running through December 2.

In case you haven't read these chronicles, which is a mark against you to be sure, Pie Oh My is when Shake Shack takes their creamy custard as a base, and then proceeds to smash some sort of pie into the luscious material, creating an amalgamation fit for the gods.  In early summer they have blueberry, in late summer they have peach, and right around this time they have pumpkin. 

I have said before and I'll say again, they should always have Pie oh My, switching perhaps every month the pie which is used.  Frankly it's irresponsible for them not to do this.

Anyhow, I went to Shake Shack on Monday, as was my duty, to have my first Pumpkin Pie Oh My of the season.  It was delightful, don't get me wrong, yet it suffered from too much crust and not enough of a smashing, if I may say so myself.

When I say crust, I mean the crust around the rim of the pie, not the crust which lies on the bottom.  We might call the former rimcrust, and the latter bottomcrust.  The Pumpkin Pie Oh My I had on Monday had too much rimcrust.  In fact, I was almost skeptical that an entire piece of pumpkin pie had been inserted.  Yes, there was indeed a pumpkiny flavor, but I expected a bit more.

One theory: a rather hungry employee decided to start munching on the piece of pie while the custard dispensed into the cup.  This hungry fellow - let's called him Dimples - suspiciously looked around to make sure no one was watching, and then took a couple of monstrous bites, leaving a small amount of the pie left and a disproportionate amount of rimcrust.  This would explain what I experienced.

I will doubtless have more Pumpkin Pie Oh Mys and report back in these chronicles.  In the meantime, guard any pie products you may have from the infamous Dimples.