Jordan Dillard lives with his wife and two cats in Mobile, AL. They are all avid foodies.
I have always had a sweet tooth. As a native of the South, I grew up on moon pies and always looked forward to the seasonal flavors that come during Mardi Gras. When I first heard of Whoopie Pies, a moon pie was the first thing that came to mind. They may both have “pie” in the name, but they are completely different. Whoopie Pies are more comparable to what I imagine a soft baked Oreo would be like, but larger and yummier, if you ask me. I can see this rendering of the Whoopie Pie going well beyond being a New England staple to the entire United States. They are that good.
Whoopie Pies are a regional New England treat, but as I stated before, I don’t think they will remain confined to one region for long. With over 25 flavors, Jody and Lisa have put their own spin on this fantastic dessert. They whip them up at home, in their own commercially licensed kitchen. This is a huge reason for why these delectable treats are so fresh. That, combined with the fact that they only use the necessary ingredients, is the reason they are so fresh and delicious. With just the two of them producing this magical product, it will only be a matter of time before they will have to expand. Their already successful business has no where to go but up from here and will require more manpower once word about their Whoopie Pies spreads.
I ordered the Whoopie Pies online and they arrived very fast. The box even had freezing instructions and freshness recommendations. That is a good thing because my first impression was of how big they were and how long they were going to last me! They are the perfect dessert size but sharable as well. Me and my wife found ourselves splitting them so we could both try all the flavors that we received. I got 9 flavors plus one chocolate snowball and a vanilla one as well. (I should mention that snowballs have always been a favorite of mine and that these did not disappoint.) The second impression I had was of the texture. They were both dense and light. That really lent to a richness without being so heavy that they were too much to finish. Perfectly decadent. All the pies are chocolate with various fillings that give them different flavors. I can say without a doubt that the fillings and icings are my favorite parts of any dessert and these did not disappoint. The filling was sweet (but not too sweet) and very fresh. The strawberry one really stuck out to me because it blended so well with the chocolate cake. The espresso and coconut were also some of my favorites. Another thing that I love about the filling is that it isn’t greasy. It makes for a prefect dessert for any part of the year, but summer especially.
As a lifelong sugar addict, I can see myself ordering more of these sweet confections in the near future. At least until I inevitably stumble onto them in a grocery store in my area. Hopefully, that will happen sooner rather than later as Jody and Lisa have knocked this out of the park. I made a great choice ordering from them and I can’t imagine having a better introduction into the delicious world of Whoopie Pies!