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Feb 28, 2008 07:29 PM

Best Whoopie Pies in Maine?

I'm a huge Whoopie Pie fan. Hopefully we'll be making a trip up to ME in the late spring and whoopie pie hunting is definitely on the itinerary. Who makes the best?

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  1. I'd put the ones made at Anania's on Washington Ave. in Portland at the top of my list.

    1. Cranberry Island Kitchen makes 'gourmet' whoopie pies that are fantastic. Great cake, amazing and not too sweet filling. Very 'grownup' tasting. Also their crazy clams are fantastic too.
      I pulled this from their website.

      * Original (our secret recipe made with organic vanilla
      ) * Peppermint (the edges are rolled in crushed peppermint candy).
      * Cointreau and fresh orange zest.
      * Rum (Myers Dark).
      * Espresso (freshly brewed).
      * Rich Chocolate (for those who can never get enough)
      * Champagne... add a little glamour and fizz to your celebration…try a spoonful of our ripe Maine raspberry sauce on a pretty plate, top with a Champagne filled whoopie pie, and voila--your guests will be wowed!
      * Chambord (raspberry liqueur)

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      1. re: JMF

        Oh man! It's been so long since I've had a clam! Makes me happy just thinking of them. Those gourmet whoopies look awesome. I know what I'm sending my best friend for her birthday. I was excited to see that Cranberry Island Kitchen is not actually all the way out on Cranberry Island. They will definitely be on our must visit list. Thanks!

        1. re: JMF

          Sorry, I disagree with JMF about the woopie pies at Cranberry Island Kitchen.
          They are very very expensive, and just ok.....
          Nina's Store on the corner of Rt 9 and Bucknam Road in Falmouth has the best, and only 99 cents, as compared to Cranberry Island Kitchen for about $5 bucks................ Thats what happens when you get on national TV.

          1. re: irwin

            I have never been to Nina's but I do know Cranberry Island Kitchen just opened a new store in Portland and their whoopies are $1.75 each with more flavors than I have seen at any other place.

            1. re: irwin

              I have been by that store 100 times and never stopped in. Thanks for the tip, I will have to try one!

              1. re: The T Man

                Nina's is the best but they sometimes sell out before the end of the day, so mornings are best.........
                Cranberry Island Kitchen's whoopie pies in my opinion are good but way way too expensive and I believe they need to be refrigerated. I don't need fancy design whoopie pies for $5. I just want the plain looking whoopie pie for a good price and Nina's does it very well !!!

          2. Wicked Whoopies are pretty good. They carry them at Hannaford and Rite Aid (not sure where else) I love the oatmeal cream ones, although they don't really qualify as a "real" whoopie pie. If you do get them, check the date sticker and make sure to get the fresher ones. We often ship them direct from WW as gifts.


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            1. re: delong99

              My best friend sent me a dozen Wicked Whoopies for Christmas. 6 originals and 6 gingerbreads. I actually liked their gingerbread ones better than the original. I'll have to try the oatmeal cream while I'm in ME.

              1. re: delong99

                Wicked's are average. LaBadies are much better (

                I don't like the way that Wicked lists the nutrition as 25 grams of fat and 2.5 grams of trans fat, then you read further and it says each whoopie pie has TWO servings in it. So double that listed fat. Deceptive practice in my opinion.

              2. I would have to go with Wicked also. Love the ones with rassberry jelly in the cream

                1. I found that Wicked Whoopies leave a lingering Crisco film inside my mouth after swallowing them. Not pleasant at all IMHO. I could not tell you where to get the best whoopie pies in Maine, but I hope and bet that these are not even close to the best. Especially when they are so mass produced they made it into the Hannafords and Market Baskets down here in MA. Trust me, as accessible as they are now, I was hoping they'd be great.

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                  1. re: mjg0725

                    I have to agree with the Crisco film comment about Wicked Whoopies.

                    I tried the original a couple weeks ago, and it reminded me of a hostess cupcake.

                    Last night I tried the Oatmeal, since I used to love the Little Debbie oatmeal&creme sandwiches as a kid. Again it was a bit sickly sweet, with the crisco mouth-feel.

                    Overall I'd say my aunt Lana makes the best Whoopie Pies in Maine. I may be able to arrange something if the price is right :)