Maine is high on my list of places to visit and I have long wanted to try their signature treat, whoopie pie. If you are not familiar, a whoopie pie looks like a large sandwich cookie made out of cake. My son refers to a whoopie pie as a “cakewich.” There is a bit of controversy about the origin of the whoopie since both Maine and Pennsylvania are claiming it as their own. In the September 2011 edition of Food Network Magazine, there is a great article called “Big Whoop” which discusses the debate between the two states. For now, I am going with Maine. 🙂
Since I can’t magically click my stilettos three times and go to Maine, I decided to to the next best thing; ordering online! This past week I ordered authentic whoopie pies from Wicked Whoopies based in Gardiner, Maine. I ordered two dozen of assorted flavors such as Vanilla Bean, Lip Lickin’ Lemon, Peanut Butter, Red Velvet, Banana Cream, Pumpkin, Gingerbread, Orange Creamsicle and Classic. Since I love to share my delicious finds with my friends, I hosted a Wicked Whoopie Party at the restaurant where I work called Eats! American Grill. Eats! features American food prepared in its traditional manner and nothing is more traditional than a whoopie pie from Maine. Guests were calling ahead to reserve their whoopies and needless to say, the event was a wicked success.
I sampled Peanut Butter and Lip Lickin’ Lemon. Moist and flavorful, they truly are Wicked Good! Customers were raving about the whoopies and asked me to host another similar event. One guest told me he liked his whoopie pie so much that he was going to order a dozen for his family.
Wicked Whoopies has two bakeries in Maine, one in Farmingdale and one in Freeport. If you are like me and are not sure when you might make it to Maine, you can always order online at www.wickedwhoopies.com. You can also find them on Facebook by clicking here.
I am having a wicked give away and giving a lucky reader 1 dozen Wicked Whoopies. To enter, be sure to “like” the facebook pages for Wicked Whoopies and Eat, Drink and be Tracy. Post “Wicked Whoopies” on the wall for Eat, Drink and be Tracy and then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org after you have done so. Winner will be announced on October 1st. Good luck!