Sunday, March 4, 2012

More about Moon Pie

Wishes do come true. My wonderful mother in law, Chyrl reads my blog. She brought my family a few Moon Pies Saturday!

I've had a few people ask me what my obsession with Moon Pies is. So here is a little more about Moon Pie. A Moon Pie is made of two graham cracker cookies with marshmallow center dipped generously in chocolate.

As a kid Mardi Gras parades meant Moon Pies. In the early days of Mardi Gras on the Gulf Coast,  paraders threw Cracker Jack boxes, to the hungry partygoers. You can imagine getting hit in the head with a  corner of the box  wasn't so great. Looking for a popular snack with a softer landing, Moon Pie won the vote in the early 1970's. I caught the most Moon Pies when we went to Mobile, Alabama for their parades because they were really popular there.

In the South lots of men like my Dad carry a lunch to work that doesn't get refrigerated. Because Moon Pies are sold year around down there it often made a great companion to  Dad's peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. 

Moon Pies were created in Tennessee and in Bell Buckle, Tennessee they have an RC Cola and MoonPie festival. Check out this video I found on the city's website.

My favorite way to eat Moon Pies is slightly warm from the microwave. Yum. Thanks again Chyrl! You made me feel like a kid again.


  1. Some kid at my work had a moonpie today! he said he got it from the gas station that is on center street in orem, its called holiday!

  2. Whoa! Thats awesome Courtney. Thanks for the heads up. I know where I am going later...