Thursday, July 30, 2015

Moon Pie Review and Giveaway

I can't remember exactly the first time that I bit into a delicious moon pie, but I'm sure it was a momentous occasion.  Growing up in the south, moon pies were something I ate all the time.  We always had them in my house and I would reach for them if I wanted something sweet and satisfying.  How can you resist those soft pillow-like treats? If you haven't had a moon pie in a while or at all, it's time to you have one today!


Moon Pies are a snack primarily found in the southern part of the United States.  These delectable treats consist of two round graham cracker cookies with marshmallow filling in the center, dipped in a flavored coating.  Moon Pies are available in such mouth-watering flavors as chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, and banana.  If you're really looking to satisfy those tastebuds, the double decker moon pies offer a third cookie and an additional layer of marshmallow filling, and they come in lemon or orange.  You can't forget about the vanilla mini moon pies which are a smaller version of the full-sized treat. The most recent flavor addition to the Moon Pie family is salted caramel.  Your tastebuds won't know what hit them when you try that one!  If you love sweets, it's certainly time to put Moon Pie on your radar.  

Last month, my husband and I did a road trip to visit my parents.  We made a stop in North Carolina where I stocked up on my favorite southern soda which is not available in the north at all.  As I was in the grocery store it hit me that I should buy a box or two of Moon Pies, since I can't find them at home in Connecticut either.  We drove with precious cargo in the backseat, and I'm not talking about my 7 month old daughter either! ;)

Luckily, my moon pie addiction can live on for some time because I was sent a large box of treats in assorted flavors.  As I opened the box, my heart turned into liquid chocolate and I had moon pies in my eyes.  It was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen in my life!

Moon Pie, meet my belly.

Remember the old-fashioned slot machines where when you win quarters came out of the machine? Well, I won the Moon Pie jackpot in this case.  Instead of quarters coming out of the machine, boxes of Moon Pies flew out! :)

I won't lie, the treats do have a lot of calories.  Each round pie packs 220 calories.  I know that may seem like a lot, but the treat is big and satisfying.  Once you're done, you won't want to reach for another one because your sweet tooth will be happy.  Go ahead and look at it as having your one treat for the day, and everything is okay in moderation! 

I instantly dug into the boxes because my sweet tooth knows no bounds, and I couldn't control myself.  I tried a few bites of each flavor to see what I thought.  Anyone who knows me knows I cannot be trusted around sweets.  Chocolate is hands down my number one favorite flavor of any candy as well as Moon Pie.  The sweet and rich chocolate blanketing the graham cracker and marshmallow filling is just too good to pass up.  This treat is like a modern day s'mores and I can't get enough.  I love how each bite is the perfect bite and has equal parts marshmallow, graham cracker, and chocolate.  What more could you want out of a treat?

The banana Moon Pie was so comforting, it was like a hug from a relative you hadn't seen in 10 years.  I always feel treats like banana pudding or banana cream pie are so comforting and remind you of childhood.  The banana flavor was prominent and tasted excellent when combined with the graham cracker and marshmallow.  Each bite was better than the next and I have to admit that I was sad when the treat was gone.

My stomach and taste buds did a happy dance when I introduced them to the salted caramel flavor.  The consistency was absolutely perfect--the ideal balance of caramel and saltiness for a flavor profile you can't resist.  When you throw marshmallow and graham cracker into the mix, now you're really talking! 

I saved the best for last, the vanilla mini Moon Pie! Don't be fooled by these adorable mini treats, they still pack a big flavor.  The vanilla flavor was noticeable and full.  I couldn't control myself and ate the whole thing.  They are mini, so calories don't count right? :) These are the perfect size for throwing in your child's lunchbox or your work bag for a quick mid-day pick-me up.

All of the treats brought happiness and deliciousness to my stomach and for that I am thankful! Luckily, I have a large supply of round goodness to bring my belly joy for many months to come.  If you're looking for a delicious treat that will make you smile, it's time to bring Moon Pie into your life.



67 comments:

  1. I haven't had a Moon Pie for years, but used to eat them when I was young.

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  2. I have, my dad used to pack them in my lunch for school! I also gave them as a gift to my drivers ED teacher (14 years ago) in high school, they were his favorite!

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  3. Yes, I love them! I always try to get my mom a box when I see them. :)

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  4. Hi-My husband is an addict for Moon Pies and keeps missing going to the annual festival in June!!!! He would eat a box at a time if he could....

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  5. Where can you find the salted caramel flavor?

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  6. Oh yes I grew up on Moon Pies. We all love them here!

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  7. I have tried one once I remember liking them.
    :)

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  8. I love moon pies there delicious.

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  9. Yes I've been eating them for years! They're delicious!

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  10. Love, love moon pies. They have such a unique taste and texture. Delish!

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  11. I have them all the time and I love them!!!

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  12. Maybe when a kid, so long ago I don't really remember

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  13. I haven't had one in years but I used to eat them.

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  14. Yes, I have tried them. My favorite are the mini mint kind. My husband LOVES the original!

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  15. Heather Hayes PanjonJuly 30, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Yes I Have Tried The Chocolate Moon Pies.
    hthr83heather@yahoo.com

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  16. yes I've only tried the chocolate ones before - those salted caramel moon pies look so good

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  17. Yes, I have and my children also love them,

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  18. Yes, I have tried Moon Pies and they are soooo good!

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  19. I have them frequently. In fact I just finished a box I got for my birthday

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  20. Oh yes, I have had many Moon Pie's! When we first moved to the south when I was in junior high, my mom used to put them in my lunch, great memories :)

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  21. Yes, I've had Moon Pies before, they were a favorite treat of mine when I was younger.

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  22. My husband has and insists they are the best. I haven't tried yet, hoping to soon. (Tammy Horn)

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  23. oh yes I had moon pies when I was growing up. when I buy moon pies now I have to hide them from my stepdad because if my stepdad know's I have them he will eat them all up before I can eat one.

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  24. I have never tried them before but my grandson has and he just loves them. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  25. I have eaten Moon Pies dozens of times.

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  26. Yes! I buy a box a week!

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  27. I've tried the original flavor but its been a while. I think my teens would enjoy them.

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  28. I have never tried moon pies before but I have seen advertisements for them.

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  29. Living in the south my whole life, I have absolutely tried them. In fact, I've tried every variety pictured above except the salted caramel. That sounds fabulous, though.

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  30. I have never tried a Moon Pie. They sound delicious.

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  31. I have, my kids however have not tried them. Think they will like them

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  32. I have a long time ago, I liked it. Brittney House

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  33. it's been a long time ago have not seen them in the stores around me.

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  34. I've tried Moon Pies but it's been a while. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. love moon pie eat them everyday

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  36. We've tried them and eat the Chocolate ones from time to time

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  37. I have never tried a moon pie before but my husband loves them

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  38. We lived in Georgia for a year and fell in love with their deliciousness! They're much harder to find out West....you just have to know where to look.

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  39. I did as a kid. Would love to have again as an adult.

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  40. I did as a kid. Would love to have again as an adult.

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  41. Oh I love Moon pies! Grew up on them too and your so right, they really do satisfy. I recall when we were kids that my dad would say 'my sweet tooth is bothering me and I think we should head over to the store to satisfy the cravings. And we would buy an RC cola in a ice cold bottle and a moon pie! Banana was always my favorite. They are so good heated up in the microwave too as a warm snack. Great post! Thanks

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  42. OMGoodness! Moon Pies! Those have always been a favorite since I was a kid...since my son was a kid...now that my grands are kids!
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  43. Yes, I love them... to the moon and back.

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  44. I love Moon Pies and grew up eating them. I still treat myself to them once in a while.

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  45. Yes, I have tried Moon Pies. It has been a really long time since I last ate one, though.

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  46. No, I have never had the pleasure of having Moon Pies before.

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  47. Love Moon Pies, though I have not tried the Vanilla Minis or the new Salted Caramel flavored ones. Looking forward to finding them!

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  48. I love to eat a moonpie every once in a while.

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  49. Grandma used to give us Moon Pies but I haven't had one in years!!!

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  50. I think I have tried them before, but it's been a really long time, so I cannot remember what they taste like.

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  51. I am a big fan of banana Moon Pies.

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  52. Yes, I love Moon Pies, especially the banana and the chocolate.

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  53. I had these for the first time when I moved to Alabama for undergrad! I've been hooked since

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  54. I've never had one before. I love the quote from the Simpsons though, "Ahh..Moon Pie, what a time to be alive." I'd love to give them a try.

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  55. we really like the original chocolate ones. yummy..

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  56. we love the original chocolate ones. So yummy.

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  57. I haven't tried Moon pies yet, but would really like to!

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  58. I have been eating Moon Pies for years. They are a favorite throw in all of the Mardi Gras parades and since catching my first one I have been hooked.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  59. It has been a long time since I've had one. I remember them being very good.

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  60. I think I tried a Moon Pie when I was very young, but I do not remember. I just know my mom loves Moon Pies and this would be a great surprise for her.

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