A delicious creamy filling, sandwiched in-between two dome-shaped cake – aka the whoopie pie – is quickly becoming my latest sweet treat addiction. I was first introduced to this amazing concept at the French market in Parnell and I have been in love ever since.
The company responsible for my obsession is Whoopie, New Zealand’s first kitchen that specialises in whoopie pies. A Kiwi owned and operated business, they have a store in Grey Lynn and New Market as well as an Auckland delivery service that can transport these boxes of goodies to you! These sweet treats are bake daily from scratch and are the perfect hand held snack to eat, ideal for any occasion.
Each of the different flavours has a witty name and the selection on offer in stores varies daily. There are some interesting combination (i.e. chocolate ganache with caramel popcorn and black velvet with sesame and mandarin) that I’m looking forward to try and they also offer flavours that are gluten friendly and dairy/egg free.
My current favourite is Playful because you can never go wrong with peanut butter.
Be warned, the whoopie pies are quite substantial and filling, so it’s hard to justify eating the whole box by yourself. I ended up sharing my box of goodies with my family and they all throughly enjoyed it!
Grey Lynn: 2A Hakanoa Street, Grey Lynn | New Market: Nuffield Street, New Market