Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Smores Meet Moon Pies!

People joke that Southerners sit around their trailers barefoot, sippin' on RC Colas and munchin' Moon Pies. And while I did spend my first few years in a trailer, I always wore shoes and wasn't a fan of RC Cola. I did, however, love chocolate Moon Pies in my pre-vegan days ... especially heated in the microwave for a few seconds.

I also loved smores. Something about a gooey campfire-roasted marshmallow smeared between a crunchy graham cracker and a melty chunk of Hershey's chocolate still makes my mouth water. So imagine my excitement when I heard about Sweet & Sara's vegan smore pies!


They're like a cross between a smore (with the fluffy vegan marshmallow layer, the chocolate shell, and the graham cookie), but they look and taste a lot like classic Moon Pies.


My dad threw one in my recent Vegan Essentials order, and though I intended to eat only half at a time (lest I get fat!), I couldn't stop at half. Microwaved for 15 seconds (would be less in a normal microwave ... mine sucks), the chocolate layer got just melty enough to require a fork and the marshmallow layer went all soft and gooey. How could I not eat it all in one setting?

25 comments:

Peggy the Veggie said...

Oh wow, that looks sooo good. I need to buy some online- not just for myself, but I can totally see myself instantly converting people into vegans with one of those. Who says we only eat raw carrots and salad?!?

Celine said...

could you make the local temp go a bit lower than the 100s so that I can order this already? fankoo beaucoup.

shellyfish said...

Oh my dog does that look good! I have to admit, I have never had a moonpie, but if that's what they look like I sure wanna!

The Voracious Vegan said...

That looks like something out of my dreams! It combines so many of my favorite things, I'm speechless. Your dad is so cool.

ladyliriel said...

WOW!!! I used to love moon pies.......and yeah, an RC cola. I am so glad someone else heated them up.

VeganCowGirl said...

I admit to never having enjoyed the treasures of either smores OR moonpies...but holy smokes, that treat looks delicious!

Ding Dong!

VeggieGirl said...

WOWZA!

CeciLiA said...

ZOMG!!!! I swear I'm craving sweet food 24/7 nowadays for no reason - GAH! Man, that smore got me drooling here!!! What is moonpie by the way??

Vegan_Noodle said...

These have got to be my favorite store-bought vegan treat.. and yes, microwaved for 15 seconds makes them so so yum. Have you tried the peanut butter flavor? I have a hard time picking a fave between the two.
Oh, and I never drank RC cola as a kid either... here in Texas, it was Dr Pepper...

jelymo said...

i don't think i've ever had a moon pie. that sure looks good though. btw, there's no crime in being fat (wink-wink). i like my people a little fluffy.

funwithyourfood said...

haha I never know how to stop with a dessert!
Teddy

jessy said...

sweet jeebus, that looks awesome! next time i place an order i'm totally putting on of those in my shopping cart so i can put it in my FACE!

Nikki Douglas said...

Now I am all wistful for my childhood. My Mom used to get moon pies all the time for us. Wah....Mommy - I wanna moon pie! Oh, wait, she's right here. And I am almost 40 so I can get my own moon pies! Whew!

twoveganboys said...

Yum. that sounds so good. Yes, growing up in the South before being a vegan, moon pies were awesome. I am like you, I never liked RC cola. And have't all of us Southern kids lived in a trailer at least once in our lifetime. :)

jennycestcake said...

YUM. That's it - just YUM!!!!!

Katy said...

I still haven't been able to find those! I too LOVED smores, so although I've never had a moon pie, I'm pretty positive that I would love these!

Laura said...

i'm obsessed with these!! the peanut butter version is even better than the original...if you can even fathom that!! perfect with a hot soy latte!!

vegan addict said...

these are the best, aren't they? i never thought to microwave mine, i wasn't patient enough! next time, next time...

Urban Vegan said...

I don;t need anything from VE right now but I am ready to place my order for about 50 of these.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

WOW, I've heard about these things, but until now I'd never actually seen one close up.

Theresa said...

Wow, that looks really delicious!

Sheridanna said...

Moon pies are good. I haven't had one in awhile. I really should order some of this stuff you've been touting on here! I want some of that Teese! ok, and a smore pie. yeah.

Anonymous said...

Unless I'm missing something, I think Moon Pies ARE vegan,although not too healthy. As the husband of a new vegan several years ago, I automatically read the ingredients of everything I looked at in the grocery store. One day at the local convenience store I noticed that a chocolate moon pie had no animal products. Let me know if I missed something, but my wife now enjoys them from time to time - and i'm sure they a lot cheaper than what you can get at VE.

Anonymous said...

Missed the gelatin, sorry.

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

Ah! I tried one of those and went into diabetic shock ;) Sooo yummy <3