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The do-gooder shake

Uncle Wiggly's, 1401 Forge Ave., Baltimore, 410-433-1673, taharkabrothers.com Thanks to ice cream flavors like salty caramel, honey graham and black cherry chunk, milkshakes are one of a kind at Uncle Wiggly's in Mount Washington. Also unique: the newly opened shop (with a sister location near Towson) exclusively carries ice cream from Taharka Brothers, a local company with a socially conscious business model. "We have a factory in Clipper Mill, and our workers are urban youth between the ages of 18 and 22," says Sean Smeeton, president of the Sylvan Beach Foundation Inc., the nonprofit behind the venture. "They're young people who are learning entrepreneurship and leadership." Meantime, the resulting product also tastes good, says store owner Lee Smith. "Some weeks we sell 200 to 300 milkshakes a day. They're delicious." Pictured: Staffer Julie Wiggley shows off a chocolate milkshake from Uncle Wiggly's new Mount Washington location. Handout photo
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