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!
NEW YORK CHEESECAKE VS. 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