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2014/06/16 02:10:45 (permalink)

Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south!

Hi all!! I'm from SoCal... Is anyone willing to trade some whoopie pies and other southern snacks for snacks unique to the west coast?? I also have access to various types of snacks , Asian, Hispanic) if that's something you're interested in.
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 02:31:30 (permalink)
    I am from the deep South, and I've never known whoopie pies to be associated with the South. I believe thay are more of a New England tradition.

    We do have moon pies, which have been around forever. The authentic Moon Pie is made by Chattanooga Bakery, in Tennessee. A moon pie and an RC Cola is considered an old-time Southern treat.
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 09:11:10 (permalink)
    Oh my!! Thanks for the clarification!! I've never even heard of moon pies!! But they sound delicious :)
    I'm interested in trying many things... So If anyone from the south who'd be interested in trading moon pies or anyone from New England who would be interested in a trade for trading whoopie pies, I'd love to hear from you!


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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 10:06:15 (permalink)
    It's Moon Pies and Whoopee CUSHIONS!
    I'll send you some Indian Fry Bread but there's nothing in CA that I'd be interested in.
    post edited by Foodbme - 2014/06/16 10:08:31
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 11:04:25 (permalink)
    If I'm not mistaken, there is a major difference between a Moon Pie and a Whoopie Pie. That being, a Moon Pie has an icing coating and a Whoopie Pie doesn't.
    Someone please enlighten me if that is incorrect.
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 11:08:24 (permalink)
    Aha! After some quick "Google" research, I find that I'm correct!
    http://bakinwhoopie.org/2...oopie-pie-vs-moon-pie/
    http://baltimoresnacker.b...ie-pie-taste-test.html
     
    Although personally I would be happy to eat either, I am partial to the Whoopie Pie.
    post edited by Twinwillow - 2014/06/16 11:13:29
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 11:15:57 (permalink)
    Whoopie pies are the official state treat of Maine.  Here is the one

    I just recently enjoyed from the excellent Labradie's Bakery in Lewiston.  BTW, they do ship.
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 15:13:09 (permalink)
    Foodbme

    It's Moon Pies and Whoopee CUSHIONS!
    I'll send you some Indian Fry Bread but there's nothing in CA that I'd be interested in.

    I've tried Indian Fry bread... Thank you for the offer though! I guess CA doesn't have much to offer.. LOL!!
     
    Ok, I need to order some moon pies and whoopie pies.. my mouth is watering ! I figured it'd be fun to do an exchange.... The offer still stands if anyone is willing to do a trade!
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 15:40:14 (permalink)
    I'd trade something from Oregon but that's probably too close to Cali.
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 16:36:48 (permalink)
    Although I'm a fan of both the Whoopie and Moon Pies, you should be aware, a Whoopie Pie is generally something you'd get freshly made from a genuine bakery.  A Moon Pie is a processed hunk of sugar, white flour, and fat, generally purchased at an interstate truck stop.  I ain't knockin' it, I'm just saying, despite them both having the word "pie" in their names, they're two very different critters.
     
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 16:47:35 (permalink)
    We don't have whoopie pies around here, but you can get a half moon (or half-n-half) cookie just about anywhere... seems to me they're like a half of a whoopie pie but larger, with chocolate and vanilla frosting on top. I've enjoyed them since I was old enough to pick one up.
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 17:52:05 (permalink)
    I agree with Buddy. A Moon Pie is an inexpensive snack cake available commercially. It was popularized by an old song called "Gimmee an RC Cola and a Moon Pie”. I used to eat them when I was a kid. They are okay, but not that special.
     
    The only whoopie pies that I have seen in Georgia were homemade by Mennonites. They were wonderful and came in different flavors like peanut butter and strawberry.
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 19:16:41 (permalink)
    You'd have to wait til Easter, but I'd swap an Elmer's heavenly hash egg or pecan egg for a squirrel nut zipper, or one of those candies from Idaho(?) that's supposed to look like a potato, kind of lumpy, maybe marshmallow, covered in chocolate (can't think of the name of it).  I saw these featured on one an Unwrapped Foodnetwork show and have always been curious about them. 
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 19:33:03 (permalink)
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 19:47:01 (permalink)
    A belated welcome to Roadfood, Danielle!!  I grew up in Central NY and as SeamusD was saying above, half moon cookies are very popular in that region.  There is a bakery/deli in Yorkville, NY (adjacent to Utica, NY and about 1 hour east of Syracuse, NY) called Holland Farms Bakery & Deli.  They make some of my most favorite half moon cookies and they ship to all 50 states!  Here is their website:  http://hollandfarms.com
     
    And some half moon pics:
    This is a chocolate base half moon cookie (more like a cake-brownie hybrid in terms of texture...and my personal favorite!)

     
    And a carrot cake half moon cookie.  Pretty good too. 

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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 20:09:52 (permalink)
    Those half moons look lovely.  How are they different from the "black and white" cookie made famous on Seinfeld?
     
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 20:21:35 (permalink)
    billyboy, thanks for the tip on those Idaho spuds, we call those half moon cookies black and whites around here. 
       
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 20:26:51 (permalink)
    BuddyRoadhouse

    Although I'm a fan of both the Whoopie and Moon Pies, you should be aware, a Whoopie Pie is generally something you'd get freshly made from a genuine bakery.  A Moon Pie is a processed hunk of sugar, white flour, and fat, generally purchased at an interstate truck stop.  I ain't knockin' it, I'm just saying, despite them both having the word "pie" in their names, they're two very different critters.

    Buddy

    I totally agree! The Whoopie Pie is definitely the way to go.
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 21:03:02 (permalink)
    Buddy and BelleReve, 
     
    I've always felt that there is a big difference between B & W cookies and Half Moons, at least between the versions I've tried on the East Coast. 
     
    Black & Whites seem to be a NYC thing and have a shiny, hard icing on top.  Half Moons have a soft, whipped frosting on top.  If you run young finger across the top of a B & W, no icing will come off but do the same with a Half Moon and you'll have a finger covered with delicious frosting.  After 11 years here in NYC, I have yet to find a B & W that I really like.  Then again I am TOTALLY biased having eaten Half Moons since I was in single digits!
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 21:10:15 (permalink)
    As most know, I was raised in NY. And, I always preferred a Whoopie Pie to a Black & White cookie. Both are available in Dallas and, I still prefer the Whoopie Pie.
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 21:14:51 (permalink)
    Hi everyone! Thanks for the responses! Soooo many things I MUST try! What the heck, California?!
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 21:16:37 (permalink)
    I would love to do a swap...except I don't think our areas differ much :(
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 21:29:46 (permalink)
    Danielle, one of the candies I grew up eating in Central NY was Turkey Joints.  A hard-shelled stick candy with a chocolate and Brazil nut center.  They are named as such because the outer shell is the "bone" and the inner part is the "marrow".  I know, sounds weird, but so good!  There was always a jar of them under the Christmas tree, "From Santa" every year.  A bit pricey but one of those foods that I just can't resist!  They do ship throughout the U.S  but only October through May as they are delicate and the outer shell can wilt in the summer heat.
     
    Website:  https://www.turkeyjoints.com/catalog/
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 22:31:23 (permalink)
    Hi Danielle,

    You can get a Moon Pie at a The 99 Cent Only Stores.

    Maybe one of the Texans could send a Peanut Pattie.

    There are also a lot of coconut confections sold in Florida that we don't get.

    I've now taxed my brain.

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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 23:00:53 (permalink)
    Yes! Those look familiar! Although I haven't seen them in years. I kick myself for not being adventurous...now as I get older I have made it a point to try everything...hence this thread :) thanks for the tip.
    They sorta remind me of those hard candy ribbon candies that I would get during christmas too! Come October I will make sure I order some !
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 23:07:00 (permalink)
    Thank you for the info fellow Californian! I have a mission this weekend :) I just remembered that the dollar tree sells coconut patties in different flavors...lime, piña colada I think...I believe these candies are based in or around Florida...
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 23:31:48 (permalink)
    If all else fails (I know it's fun to swap), Vermont Country Store.com has a lot of off-the-beaten-path snacks. Maybe Amazon. Also my Hobby Lobby carries odd candies.
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 23:37:21 (permalink)
    A great sweet food item sold in Texas' Mexican restaurants and elsewhere are sugary, Pecan Pralines. 
    http://www.google.com/sea...p;biw=1440&bih=821
     
    @billyboy ~ Wanna swap a boxful of the best for a Pastrami on Rye from Katz's.
    I have the mustard and Dr. Brown's cream soda.
     
    Waddya think?
     
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    Re:Is anyone interested in snack trading? Would love to try a whoopie pie from the south! 2014/06/16 23:46:21 (permalink)
    @billyboy ~ Is there anything you would like from Texas that you would be interested in trading for a Pastrami on rye from Katz's?
    I've got the mustard.
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