Maine’s Wicked Whoopies

Remember back in August when I told you I was going to start a new post category where I would write about mail-order foods from all over this beautiful country of ours?

Remember how I’ve only actually written that one post and then sort of left you hanging?

I enjoyed my second mail-order food package from the far northern state of Maine over two months ago but then this happened:

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And so did this:

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And then this:

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One day I will claim defeat and cry that there is nothing to blog about. However, right now, that is not the case.

I want to be true to my word, because the truth and nothing but the truth is what you’ll always get from me. Even though I tasted the sweet delight of whoopie pies sent from Maine months ago, I think you deserve to hear about them as if it were yesterday.

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First of all, I love love love the name. Wicked Whoopies started as most small food businesses do—in a home kitchen. You can read more about their humble beginningsĀ here. It soon transformed into a commercial bakery which includes two retail shops and the mail-order company that it is today.

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How cute is their packaging?

It’s little things like colorful bows and blue tissue paper that make receiving packages like this so exciting.

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In the practical packaging department, all cuteness aside, I was impressed with the thoroughness of their packing system. Not only is each whoopie individually wrapped, but they are also individually wrapped in bubble wrap to ensure their safety.

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I got a little carried away when I placed my order. I could have ordered a classic variety pack for $35 which includes (3) classic, (3) peanut butter, (3) chocolate chip, and (8) classic minis, but that seemed too basic for me. I also could have ordered a dozen of one flavor for $26, but again, too basic. I went with the custom flavor variety pack for $30 where I was able to hand select the flavors of whoopie pies that would be included in my box.

I ordered:
Classic (2)
Chocolate Lovers (2)
Red Velvet (2)
Pumpkin (2)
Peanut Butter (1)
Vanilla Bean (1)
Whoop-de-Doo! (2)

What is a Whoop-de-Doo? Only the best whoopie pie invention yet–a classic mini whoopie pie dipped in chocolate.

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I wish I had ordered a box of Whoop-de-Doo’s alone!

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You might think that the quality of mail-order cakes would be lacking, yet each whoopie I tried tasted as fresh as if it had been made the morning I enjoyed it. The cake was moist and spongy, while the cream was still smooth and creamy.

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I think, aside from the Whoop-de-Doo, my favorite was the peanut butter. I almost didn’t order it because Lance hates anything peanut butter flavored, but then I decided I needed to. I had to order the peanut butter flavor so that I would be able to tell you whether it was worth it or not.

And I’m telling you.

It was worth it.

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Because I like nothing but the straight up honest to God truth, I have to confess that despite how much I enjoyed not only the variety of flavors, but the packaging and uniqueness of this company, it may be some time before I order again from Wicked Whoopies. The only, ONLY, reason is that we have the hands down best whoopie pies I have ever eaten in my life just a little over an hour away in Lancaster, PA. My friend, Christine, introduced me to Bird-in-Hand bakery several years ago and no other whoopie pie has been able to live up to the standards of their three basic flavors: classic, peanut butter and red velvet.

But when I have a hankering for a Whoop-de-doo, or one of their other wicked flavors, you know who I’ll be calling.

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