Feb 02, 2012

First Annual Amy Atlas Sweeterbowl!

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag, Sweet Origins

We have not written a “Sweet Origins” in a while and since Superbowl XLVI is Sunday, we thought it would be fun to play a game where we learn about the sweet origins of the desserts from the Superbowl team areas and pit them against each other! A Superbowl of Sweets so to speak or “Sweeterbowl.” So today, we are pitting some traditional New York/New Jersey sweets against some New England favorites. Since the Giants are a New York team..but play in New Jersey, we thought it would neighborly to include them.


There will be four quarters. Each quarter, you will be asked to tell us which dessert you prefer..the traditional New York/New Jersey vs traditional New England. Leave your choice in the comments section of the blog. Each quarter will stay up for two hours. After each quarter, we will tally the votes and the winner will be announced.  Each quarter is worth 7 points. If there is a tie, the team that received the most individual votes in all four quarters, will win. Scroll down to play!

Quarter 1


Photo Credits: NY: Cheesecake NE: Boston Creme Pie


Last year we did a Sweet Origins on Cheesecake. By the 1900’s, New York City was in LOVE with cheesecake. It is so fitting for us too. Cheesecake can be dressed up with fruity delicacies to be elegant and demure (like the upper east side)..or messy and crunchy with the addition of syrup and nuts (like the East Village).


Created by an Armenian French chef at Boston’s Parker House Hotel, Boston Creme Pie is the perfect combination of sponge cake, vanilla pudding and chocolate. The Boston Creme Pie was declared the official dessert of Massachusetts in 1996.

So which team has the sweeter desserts in their area???  Giants or New England? Leave your comment below and, if you have one, please tell us your favorite place to get this dessert.

PS – We just found out that Wilton is joining the game.  Anyone who plays has a chance to win this football cake tin and these football baking cups.  There will be one winner for the giveaway and we’ll announce the giveaway winner later today.

Details for Giveaway – To enter, you must be a fan of ours on Facebook.  One winner will be chosen from the comments/entries from all four quarters in the game. You can leave a comment in each quarter. The winner will be contacted via email and will need to respond with requested information within 48 hours or an alternate winner will be chosen. Get on running!

Sources – Wikipedia

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  • Gotta go with my Giants and the NY cheesecake!!!

  • Oh, I have to go with the Boston Creme Pie and I’m not ust saying that because I am a Pat’s fan, born and raised in Boston! The Oak Room at the Copley Plaza has the best I’ve tried. GO PATS!!!!

  • Stephanie

    Boston Creme Pie all the way!

  • Amy

    Amy here…I have to go with Cheesecake. I love it in any form, but I especially love cheesecake from Junior’s in Brooklyn. Everyone – leave your favorite place to get the dessert in your local area, please!

  • NY & Two little red hens does it best!

  • Are you people nuts?! 😉 NY cheesecake wins by a mile!!!

  • Boston Cream Pie!!!

  • NY cheesecake of course!!! Two Little Res Hens does it best!



  • Boston Creme Pie!!!

  • Lisa

    Hi guys….it’s Lisa. I would agree with Janel! Cheesecake and Two Little Red Hens! Go Giants!!!!!

  • Cheesecake all the way baby….

  • Arisara

    CHEESECAKE- with fruit!

    don’t judge but the white chocolate raspberry truffle from Cheesecake Factory is well worth it’s 1000 calories (yummy).


  • Janine

    Giants & cheesecake! Yum!!

  • Cindy

    Giants and CHEESECAKE!!!!

  • Myra

    Cheescake….of course…GO GIANTS!!!!!!

    • Myra

      Love the NY cheescakes from Junior’s in Brooklyn!

  • Ursela

    NY cheesecake all the way

  • Forgot to mention my favorite place for cheesecake… brio tuscan grille. If you haven’t had it… you are missing out. Not the mini version – get the slice

  • Cheesecake, definitely. Infinite variations, and all delicious!

  • Brynn

    Giants! NY Cheesecake!

  • Giants!!!!

  • PATS PATS PATS! Boston Creme Pie all the way!

  • Amy

    Hey guys, please make sure to mention the place where you like to get your dessert!

  • Jenna

    Go NY Cheesecake! I’m a Brooklyn gal and you cannot be in Brooklyn without tasting Monteleone Bakery’s cheesecake.

  • Deanna

    I gotta go with NY and cheesecake. My fave is my mom’s homemade one, but outside of that I love me some Cheesecake factory!

  • Alison

    I have to say the yummy Boston Cream Pie….

  • Katy

    Giants NY Cheesecake!!

    • Katy

      I like to get my cheesecake from Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken

  • Cheesecake!! Cheesecake!

  • Rena


  • Cheesecake!

  • Rosalinda

    Giants NY cheesecake!

  • Cheesecake!

  • Heather F


  • New York Cheesecake, homemade!

  • Roxi Moncur

    Boston Cream Pie



  • alexia

    Boston Cream Pie

  • Cheesecake !!!!!!!!!!

  • NY Cheesecake all the way! Deeeelicious!

  • shellycake

    Cheesecake for sure…. 🙂

  • MMM cheesecake!

  • Cheesecake!

  • Oh and I make all my own desserts, I don’t have a favorite place unfortunately