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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

So Who Needs A Moon Pie?

Regional treats everyone should eat




I just saw this list on Facebook and can get my hands on Moon Pies, Zapps Chips (Voodoo are the best) Wickles Pickles, and Palmetto Cheese in 5 minutes. And if you come through Birmingham I can personally take you to Zaxby's.  If any of you want a taste of the South (particularly a Moon Pie) let me know and we will see what we can work out.  Meanwhile I am intrigued by the  Idaho Spuds Candy bar and Sponge Candy, and am craving the Beaver Bites.


15 comments:

  1. I've never had Zaxby's, but one recently opened in a nearby town and that pic makes it looks good! I actually never liked Moon Pies, but I'm the only one I know of that doesn't.

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    1. I am not a huge fan of Moon Pies either. A couple of times a year I eat one then remember why I am not crazy about them. Zaxby's has great toast and milkshakes. We don't go there because everything is fried.

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    2. Moon pies are not my favorite either.

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  2. We have Zaxby's in Georgia too. I'm not that big of a fan other than the Texas Toast they serve with their salads. One of the sweets I miss the most moving away from NJ is delicious vanilla custard soft serve with rainbow jimmies!!!! Hope you enjoy your Moon Pie!!!

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    1. Yep, in fact it started in Georgia if I am not mistaken. I am not a big chicken finger fan so that pretty much leaves me out of the Zaxby's loop, but their toast is wonderful and so are the milkshakes.

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  3. oh! here in Australia , thats a Wagon Wheel. I loved them, didnt know there was a US version but I had heard of moon pies.

    The things you learn........

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    1. I wonder which came first, the Wagon Wheel or the Moon Pie!

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  4. My partner still buys Wagon Wheels from time to time. I am trying to avoid all such treats. With variable success.

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  5. I go on sugar fasts on a regular basis, but when I go off of them beware! I hope Wagon Wheels are a little tastier than Moon Pies

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  6. This would be a fun trip to travel across the US and try all of these things. Now to find the time and money for that.

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    1. I keep saying one day I am driving to Chicago then doing the entire route 66 trip. I have done a partial, but never the entire thing. Think I could set up a self indulgent GoFundMe account to pay for the gas, lodging. an mg convertible and some really cool sunglasses?

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  7. The moon pie was invented in 1917 at the Chattanooga Bakery, Tennessee. We went to a Moon Pie Store in Lynchburg, TN near the Jack Daniels Distillery 2 years ago. My kids liked Moon Pies when they were little and we visited grandma's in VA. I got the new Salted Caramel p
    ies there.
    Last year we ate at Zaxby's in Trussville AL....I had a Cobb Zalad. lolz
    Daughter's BF raves about Zaxby's(he grew up in Fairhope AL).
    Zaxby's is ok but I prefer Grandy's if you are gonna eat fried(I heart chicken gizzards.).

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    1. The salted caramel are the best, or maybe the banana one are. It's a toss up for me. There is something a little disconcerting about a cookie treat that is so blooming dry.
      To me Zaxby's is just meh except the toast and milkshakes, and both of those are wonderful.
      I guess I am a peasant, but if I am going to eat fast food, give me bbq everytime

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  8. My dad loved moon pies and scarfed them down at a terrifying rate when we would go "back home" as he put it. Never developed a taste for them but would kill someone for some sweet tea and green boiled peanuts.

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  9. The sweet tea you can make yourself (but it absolutely has to be made with Luzianne tea) and I can hook you up with boiled peanuts in about a month

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