I apologize PROFUSELY for the dearth of whoopie pie-related news. I don’t know what I’ve been doing with myself lately…clearly my priorities need some adjusting. Back in December, I went on tour with Irish accordionist John Whelan and Americana powerhouse Low Lily. We had a lot of laughs, good tunes and, you guessed it, some whoopie pies. We picked up two at the White Mountain Café in Gorham, NH. The first featured a rich peanut butter creme. This is what folks had to say:
Flynn Cohen: “OH MY GOD!”
Liz Simmons: “I don’t have much to compare it to because I’m not a big whoopie-pie consumer, but I must say the peanut butter frosting is to die for.”
We waited to sample the second pie until after our gig that night. This was a traditional pie, paired with a selection of bourbon and wine:
John Whelan: “This is the very first whoopie pie I’ve ever eaten. It’s not my favorite kind of whoopie, but it’s really good.”
Corey DiMario: “The icing doesn’t have a real…[thoughtful pause]…it’s no buttercream.”
Lissa Schneckenburger: “I don’t like whoopie pies.”
There you have it. A very divided panel. From folk music’s finest to your own pantry, this is the Big Whoop signing off until next time!