Whoopie Invasion: 6 Pounds of Pie

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[Photographs: Robyn Lee]

We at Serious Eats are accustomed to receiving various promotional sweets, but a recent gift was on a whole different level. It was a six-pound whoopie pie, sent by Bob's Clam Hut, a roadside seafood shack in Kittery, Maine, that's been operating since 1956. Bob's sent it to celebrate their home state: the whoopie pie is the official state treat of Maine (yep, there's even a whoopie pie festival).

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The pie, larger than a human head and oozing white oreo-like filling, was on the same scale as the fare from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

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[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

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That said, it was a satisfying afternoon snack. The cream, though a little gritty and oily by itself, went nicely with the surrounding moist chocolate cake. In terms of taste, it reminded us of Drake's Devil Dogs, as the fluffy innards coated by the black slabs of pie had a similar sweetness and soft texture. Given the immense size of the dessert, the experts at Bob's came through.

About the Author: Sam Bresnick is a Sophomore at Brown University and dumpling addict.

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