Yes, you read the title correctly, I am saying this was my first “real” Whoopie Pie. I say that because it actually came from somewhere besides my kitchen. Although I do make excellent Whoopie Pies (am I allowed to say that?) I still had yet to actually have one that wasn’t made by me! So really I wasn’t all that sure that I was even making them “traditionally” or if I was anywhere near the right texture etc. I should add, that I have had 1/2 of a Starbucks Red Velvet Whoopie Pie… and I wasn’t that impressed.
Anyways, thanks to my friend, I was able to try a “Pumpkin Wicked Whoopie Pie” from a grocery store just south of the border and not far from us. My first impression was “yep, it is HUGE!!” In my post on sizing options for Whoopie Pies, I had said the following thing about the largest size: “Man-sized”, “Shareable Size” or “American Sized”. Now I don’t mean the last name as a slam on Americans – I am just pointing out that this is the size that is sold in the States and shown in every picture I have seen of someone eating a Whoopie Pie. Without going to the other post, I will point out that this “Man-sized” Whoopie is the size of a hamburger! Seriously! I cut this one in half and still found that to be a lot for one sitting. I somehow did ‘manage’ to get through it though 🙂
These were good, moist enough and nice and cakey but maybe not quite pumpkin’y enough! We shall see if I can do better with my pumpkin Whoopie Pies that will be made & posted shortly!