It’s Lunar New Year and what better way to celebrate than by eating a Moon Pie! Oh sure, you could eat some rice cakes and be traditional. I’m not talking about the kind of rice cakes you put your drinks on, I mean nian gao. And while delicious and potentially good luck they might be difficult to find depending on where you live. Ironically, getting a Moon Pie is even MORE difficult for me because they aren’t sold outside of America.
Growing up I have a vague recollection of eating Wagon Wheels, but it certainly wasn’t something I ate very often. So when given the opportunity to try a bonafide Moon Pie I was so excited. Especially since I have been spending so much of my money on penny whistles recently…But first, let’s play a game.
Which is the Moon Pie and which is the Wagon Wheel?
- two biscuits with marshmallow sandwich filling, covered in a chocolate-flavoured coating
- two round graham cookies, with marshmallow filling in the center, dipped in a flavored coating
Now, if it wasn’t for the “u” in flavoured and the word “biscuits” (aka “cookies” in Canada and the US) you might not be able to tell the difference between these two products. Also, this game sucks, let’s play Hungry, Hungry Hippos. And now for what you’ve all been waiting for…hard core nudity! Wait, actually the totally fascinating varieties of desserts consisting of cookies with marshmallow that are coated with chocolate. These are so many, leading me to believe that this is one of those “every culture has their own version” type of things.
Yeah, the Moon Pie is pretty good. I am neither prepared to freeze myself until a better chocolate coated marshmallow treat becomes available, nor do I wish to go to the trouble to obtain another. Maybe I’ll just go to that nudist Kwik-E-Mart when it’s safe to do so and call it a day.
Cromulence: 7 out of 10
Moon Pie from: The Simpsons (Season 9 – Episode 17)