Feb 02, 2012

Quarter 3: Apple Muffin Vs. Whoopie Pie (Plus Wilton Giveaway!)

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag, Sweet Origins


If you were here this morning, then maybe you are already part of our Sweeter Bowl game.  We’re now in the third quarter and the Giants are in the lead by 14. Where are all our New England fans?? If you are just joining the game, 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 that 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 votes overall, will win. See details below for Wilton Giveaway.

Quarter 3

Photo Credit: NY: Apple Muffin NE: Whoopie Pie


In 1976, New York officiated The Apple as the state fruit. It isn’t called The Big Apple for nothing. New York comes in #2 in the US for apple production. We like a good ol’ gala apple but we LOVE a delicious apple muffin. The mixture of apple, sugar, cinnamon and nuts all packaged in a miniature cake reminds me of baking in my grandma’s kitchen and just feels very American to me.


Both Pennsylvania and Maine claim to be the birthplace of the Whoopie Pie. While the blueberry pie is the official state dessert of Maine, only Maine has deemed the Whoopie Pie it’s official treat. Sometimes referred to as a giant oreo, the whoopie pie is two cake-like cookies with a creamy, frosting like filling sandwiched between them. There are many stories as to how the whoopie pie got its name.  One story says that Amish children would scream “Whoopie” when they found these sweet treats packed in their lunch boxes. Add an ice cold glass of milk and we’d be saying it as well.

So who is the winner for Quarter 3? Giants or New England? Leave your comment below and don’t forget to tell us where you go 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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  • Whoopie Pie!!!

  • Janice Carnevale

    Whoopie Pie!

  • Rena

    Whoopie pie!!


    Apple Muffin 🙂

  • Amy

    Amy here….It’s hard to go against NY, but I’m going to have to go with the whoopie pies on this one!

    • Amy

      Oops, I love One Girl Cookie’s and Wanahava Cookies whoopies!

  • Brynn

    Apple Muffin!

  • Katy

    I’m rooting for the Giants, but I love me some Whoopie Pies 🙂 I like to get my whoopie pies from Billy’s Bakery in NYC

  • Val

    Whoopie pie on this one.

  • Lynn

    Apple muffin!!

  • Apple muffin!

  • Amy

    Whoopie Pie

  • Apple muffin!
    I lived in NY 12 years ago, during an internship and my favorite muffins were from Vesselka, in the East Village…I don’t know if the place still exists but I would love to go back if it does!

  • I love the Giants but whoopie pies win this quarter.

  • Marcia

    whoop, whoop, whoopie pie!

  • Pats gotta take this one…whoopie pie hands down! 🙂

  • I’m an apple muffin girl!

  • caty

    Apple muffin + caramel ice cream


    Can there be a tie? If not, then WHOOPIE PIE!

  • Whoopie Pie !!!

  • Rachel

    Whoopie Pie – the muffin seems way too healthy for me!

  • apple muffin for sure. Go Giants! 🙂

  • Heather F


  • Have to go with the Whoopie Pies on this one!

  • Whoopie Pie!!

  • Angela R.

    Whoopie pie!!!!!!!!!

  • Kerri @vintage sew and so

    Whoopie pie 🙂

  • Whoopie pie!!!!!!! The Chococoa Café in Newburyport has the best!

  • Definitely whoopie pies – football shaped ones for the Super Bowl!


  • Andi Holt

    Whoppie pie of course- make my own. Yummy

  • shellycake

    Whoop, whoop, WHOOPIE PIE!!

  • Kelsey


  • Cecily

    Whoopie Pie.

  • Lisa

    It’s Lisa….I, too am going to have to go against my beloved NY on this one. I love Whoopie Pies. Favorite is Wannahavacookie!

  • Roxi Moncur

    whoopie Pie!

  • Eva

    Whoopie Pies of course

  • Alison


  • I am as New York as an apple muffin, go Giants.

  • Nani

    Apple muffin =) All the way from the Aloha State!!!

  • Jessica

    whoopie pie!