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Apr 23, 2007 05:20 AM

Hubig's Pies

Saw something on these on a FN show. Was thinking of ordering a case online, but thought I'd ask here frist- are they really all that?

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  1. Well, it depends on what you mean by "all that". I wouldn't bother to mail-order them, but I do pick one up from time to time at the supermarket or the gas station. They're good, but not mind-blowingly delicious, but certainly good enough for the price. I'd rank Hubig's as a local curiosity with great nostalgic value, not an artisanal food product intended to inspire veneration. When I go fishing, I want a coconut Hubig's in my lunchbag, and I'm partial to the peach, too.

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    1. re: Hungry Celeste

      They are always fresh with no preservatives. Also, except for peach and pineapple, they use fresh fruit. I like the sweet potato pies when you can get them.

      1. re: Hungry Celeste

        Very well stated. When I saw the thread, I had flash-backs. For me, the peach was always the best. Good, but not great. I'd rank Hubig's behind several offerings from McKenzie's and well back of the coconut and banana-creme pies at the old Delmonicos. Oh, and their chocolate was right up there too.

        Good call,

      2. I think Celeste is right that it's a nostalgia thing. I did not grow up here, and didn't like my one and only Hubig's pie (chocolate, which in my mind had the most potential). It leaves a coating in your mouth like grocery store icing. I would try one when you're here sometime. They do benefit from brief warming in the micro.

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        1. re: JGrey

          Chocolate is the least appealing flavor, IMHO. It's on my own personal list of "foods that are brown but not chocolate" along with those used-to-be-good but now-are-nasty chocolate covered grahams made by Keebler. Try again with a fruit flavor.

          1. re: Hungry Celeste

            Huh. Some group of people I was talking to all agreed chocolate was the best. Philistines. Maybe I'll look for the sweet potato one, that sounds promising. Lemon sounds like it might be ok, too. It was the dough part that icked me out, really, I just can't take shortening any more.

            1. re: JGrey

              I think the lard content of the crust cancels out the shortening. Mmm....lard.

        2. They are fairly mediocre now. They seem to use less fruit and more corn syrup or something similar in the fillings. They are not filled as much as they used to be either. I would not pay to have them shipped anywhere.

          1. good for hangovers, eating on the road or in a hurry, or warmed up as a late night snack. they're better than a hostess fruit pie, but not really worth mail ordering unless you're some kind of fruit pie connoisseur. I don't recommend looking at the nutritional facts.

            Peach is my favorite. I had a strawberry one this weekend, it was ok.

            1. Thanks folks for the input. I really appreciate it.
              I'm in NOLA 2-3 times a year, so I think I'll just wait till my next visit and try some then.