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Maple Cream Pie at Whole Foods Market

Posted by on Oct 13, 2011 in Oatmeal | 6 comments

Maple Cream Pie
Whole Foods Market – Portland (Pearl District store, only.)
apx $3 (sold by weight at $7.99/lb)

To erase any confusion straight from the get-go, this is NOT, in fact, a pie.  It is, as you can see, a sandwich cookie.  One big, fat, muthafuggin sandwich cookie. I do not know why things like this –  desserts that have nothing to do with pie (like whoopie pies, for example)  – get called “pie.”  Because it’s totally not pie.

What it IS is this:  a big ass cookie. Two large oatmeal cookies, to be specific – with an obscene (i.e., way too much) amount of maple-y butter cream filling.

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Vegan Thumbprint at Whole Foods

Posted by on Jul 27, 2010 in Etc., Gluten Free and/or Flourless | 3 comments

Whole Foods Market

Portland – various locations


“Hey,  so what are your favorite cookies in Portland?”

This is something that I hear, arguably, probably a lot more often than most people do – for obvious reasons.

When I answer, I usually rattle off the last memorable one or two that I’ve eaten – whatever is in the front of my mind and lingering on my taste buds at that particular moment.  However, something I’ve been telling people for the past several months (even when they aren’t asking) is that Whole Foods is making some damn good cookies – better cookies than you find at most local bakeries, and (contrary to its “Whole Paycheck”/ high-priced reputation) more modestly priced, to boot.

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