Taste test: This individually wrapped pie consisted of three cake layers, separated by two marshmallow creme layers, all coated with a thin layer chocolate, with a particularly thin coating on the bottom of the pie.
The whole thing was about an inch thick and about 3.5 inches in diameter. (For any geometry scholars, that's a radius of about 1.75 inches.) Before biting in, I noticed the package contained optional microwave instructions, but I figured that any sort of chocolate and marshmallow pie should taste great anyway. So I bit in and found out that I figured wrong, as it didn't taste like a chocolate pie, but instead it just tasted sweet and sort of fruity, not awful but certainly not great. The texture was nothing special, just sort of spongy throughout. After two bites, I decided I had nothing to lose by microwaving the rest to see if that improved things. It did improve things quite a bit, as the chocolate and marshmallow both got melty, and in their semi-liquid state, they tasted better and even enhanced the cake layers. Still nothing spectacular, but if you're gonna get a Moon Pie, definitely microwave it.
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Smell test: Not all that chocolatey, more of a fruity smell.
From the package: “Microwave for an out-of-this-world dessert! Remove from wrapper and heat on high for 5 to 15 seconds.” ... “Baked in a peanut-free facility.” ... “a zero trans fat snack”
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Company: Chattanooga Bakery, Inc.
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Save-A-Lot Food Stores. Review published .