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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