Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Whoopie! Harrod's is selling Whoopie Pies. Move over cupcakes, there's a new pastry on the scene in London.

Having become fairly popular in the US recently, these mound shaped cakes filled with a creamy frosting and sandwiched together are quite tasty. Picture an Oreo on steroids. Originally from the New England area of the US, they seem to be the newest import to several British bakeries. Food historians say that Amish wives would pack these desserts in their farmers' lunch boxes, and when they opened their boxes, of course they would say, "Whoopie!"

Flavors currently available at Harrod's are cherry, red velvet, classic chocolate and butterscotch toffee. Which one has your name on it?

Just as sweet is the blog award that I received a few days ago from my blogging friend, Natasha, in Australia. Treat yourself to a visit to her blog, 5 Minutes Just for Me.


  1. How in the world have I missed these?

  2. Whoppie Pies! My that brings back such memories for me as a child. My Mom used to make them all the time. Haven't had one in 25 years! I think you just inspired me to get the recipe from her and make my own....

  3. I wouldn't have normally associated Whoopie Pies with Harrods, but they certainly look delectable in the display case. Especially with the tiny Harrods name on the front. I like any kind of sweet, and the red velvet and chocolate sound very nice. Thanks for dropping by my blog today. As always, your post here is delightful.

  4. Crazy! Hmm...a poor man's macaron? I'll take both. Debi, last night I didn't have my usual book to read and with a bit of time on my hands I perused your early entries. You have had your writing stride the whole time and your blog is wonderful! I love your writing/travel style and am so glad I stumbled upon your blog. Thank you for all you share. You most certainly deserve your Beautiful Blog award! And give us a review of the Whoopies if one finds its way to you, won't you?

  5. Congratulations on the well-deserved beautiful blogger award, girlfriend. You didn't show us the Whoopie Pies last week! Guess we couldn't see everything but my these look delicious!

  6. oh, those look so delicious! i have
    such a sweet tooth, and your every
    photo is so beautiful.

    this is sort of funny, because sonja
    was talking about whoopie pies on
    a comment today.

    must be in the air!

    congratulations on your beautiful
    blogger award!

  7. Well, since I have come back to this blog post 3X just to gander at those wonderful treats, I thought I would let you know. I even had to show them to Derek. I'm with Karen...with a sweet tooth like mine, how have I missed these????

  8. Debi, I just wanted to let you know how much I love reading your blogs! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Harrod's certainly knows the art of display!