Forget the fruitcakes, South Beach Diet cookbooks and Ugly Christmas sweaters: Maine whoopie pies are the way to go for an appealing, and, in this case, mouthwatering holiday present -- or to consume for oneself. What's not to like about a combination of rich chocolate cake with creamy white filling?
The Maine Whoopie Pie is Maine's official state treat. Several local companies produce these delicious desserts. Grocery stores, bakeries and restaurants are the most common places to buy Maine whoopie pies, but you can even find them at some gas stations and even a Dover-Foxcroft hardware store! There's even a summer Maine Whoopie Pie Festival with whoopie pies for sale, competitions, contests and live entertainment.
We're not sure what makes the Maine whoopie pie better than others, but we love Maine and can't get enough of whoopie pies -- those emotional responses are enough to make these versions irresistible.
Lobster Gram sells a 12-pack of Maine whoopie pies, which should hopefully last more than a few days. Want a nice food pairing to go along with your dessert? Since it is Lobster Gram, how about starting off with a Lobsterpalooza meal with live Maine Lobsters, Lobster Bisque, Lobster Cakes and Lobster Ravioli?
And maybe some lobster mac and cheese balls?
But I digress. Those Maine Whoopie pies are the subject matter at hand here, and are they ever delicious!
All About the Maine Whoopie Pie