Thursday, December 21, 2006

One-Bite Wonder Dessert - Miniature Whoopie Pies

Have you ever tried a whoppie pie when you were a kid? Some of you might be saying "What's a whoppie pie?" They are said to have originated on the East Coast years and years ago. The most common whoppie pie is two chocolate cakes (about 3 to 5 inches in diameter and two to three inches high) with a cream filling, usually made with Fluff (almost like a Suzi-Q...remember them?).

Anyway, I've heard around town a new version of the whoopie pie is making its way into Glen Ellyn. But these are not the kind of pies we ate when we were kids. These are gourmet whoopie pies, minature ones at that.

I've actually tasted several of them, and let me tell you...they are good. They are one-bite servings...very cute, about the size of a 50 cent piece and only about 1-inch high at most..and they come in a variety of flavors, such as chocoate with raspberry filling, banana with peanut butter filling, stawberry with fresh whipped cream filling and several more tantalizing flavors and fillings.

The gentleman who's making these desserts is a resident of Glen Ellyn and is trying to have some of the local merchants carry the little treats in their stores - as well as some of the restaurants. I've been telling my favorite stores to stock their shelves with these treats and to chefs to add them to their menu, because let me tell you that these treats are going to be very popular among adults and children. There great for a lite desserts with a mug of your favorite tea, coffee or cordial. The creator is thinking about calling them "Wonder Wops...the one-bite wonder dessert!"

Ask your local merchants on when they are going to stock their shelves or chef when they are going to start serving these wonderful desserts. They are definitely worth it! On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 is not good), I give these one-bite wonder whoopie pie desserts a 5! If you want a sample, send me an e-mail ( and I'll this innovative pastry chef get some delivered to you. Happy Eating! Mr. Foodie