Monday, September 14, 2015

Munchkins, Chocolate Balls, and Whoopee

It might not be clear from the title, but this blog post is all about the snacking my cousin Evie and I did on the road back from the wedding we attended the weekend before I returned to Spain. Through the states of New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and finally New York, we stopped a few times — only at the finest establishments.

EVIE'S FAVORITE ON-THE-ROAD SNACK.
I USED TO CALL THEM DONUT HOLES.
DUNKIN DONUTS CALL THEM MUNCHKINS
I CAN THINK OF SOME OTHER NAMES FOR THE CHOCOLATE ONES.
A TRUCK STOP IN VERMONT.
THE SURPRISES THAT AWAITED AT THE TRUCK STOP.
A WALL OF TEMPTATIONS.
OVER-SIZED WHOOPIE PIES.
I HEADED OUT WITH AN OATMEAL/CHOCOLATE "BAR"
... BECAUSE OATMEAL IS HEALTHY.
EVIE HAD NEVER HAD A WHOOPIE PIE AND THOUGHT WE'D SPLIT ONE.
BUT THAT WAS WAY TOO MUCH WHOOPIE FOR ME.

Since I'm sure you can't live without some more information on the Whoopie Pie, I'll tell you that it's the State Treat of Maine (as opposed to the State Dessert, which is blueberry pie). Pennsylvania, Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts all claim the Whoopie Pie as their own invention. The Whoopie Pie is really thought to have its origins in Amish and German culture and was most likely brought to Maine by Amish groups that migrated from Pennsylvania. Apparently, the expression "whoopie pie" is now also used to describe a variety of adult-rated activities. But you can look that up yourself in the Urban Dictionary.


That's what you get folks...

25 comments:

  1. The chocolate ones look like moose poop. :) Not your cat Moose, of course! ;)

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  2. Ok, it was only one truck stop we saw, in Canada and it was as I imagined. Certainly no delicious cakes. How amazing.

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    1. Andrew:
      This was an unusual-looking truck stop. We didn't stick around for a meal, but I'm sure it would have been so good.

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  3. In Canada we call those 'donut holes' Timbits.........after the name of the shop they come from......Tim Horton's.
    Who knew that there was a 'dessert war' going on in those states! i don't believe we have whoopie pies here. But Blueberry pie we do! YUM!

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    1. Jim:
      I've never heard the term "timbits." The Boston Cream Pie was so tempting.

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  4. I don't think I've had a whoopee pie.

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    1. Stephen:
      They can be delicious... and they have calcium and Vitamin D!

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  5. I have tried a whoopie pie only once, and that was enough to last me a lifetime!

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  6. I would also go for the healthy oatmeal selection, but those pies look pretty darn good!

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    1. Wilma:
      Unsweetened coffee makes them palatable...

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    1. Gosia:
      I was very impressed with our self-restraint.

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  8. I know I commented this morning... it was either too naughty and you removed it or the gremlins snatched it in space. Since I can't remember what I wrote (I just checked back to see other comments... a fun thing to do) but it had something to do with the whoopie thing. oh well... just another senior moment...

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    1. Sharon:
      I promise you I didn't delete a naughty comment from you (and I wouldn't). Sorry (I think) we missed out on it!

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  9. the only proper sugar-fried-balls-of-death are tim-bits.

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    1. Spo:
      Is one donut hole really different from any other?

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    2. yes!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOicOP5N4EU

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