Gotta Watch: Whoopie pie dispute; candy caper; extreme skiing
The whoopie pie may become Maine's state dessert.
February 1st, 2011
11:38 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Whoopie pie dispute; candy caper; extreme skiing

Whoopie vs. blueberry – While the debate over a state dessert seems ridiculous enough, what's more is how seriously these lawmakers in Maine are taking this issue.

Candy crime – Police in Richmond, Virginia, are trying to figure out why crooks lifted thousands of dollars worth of candy from area convenience stores. They're now behind bars, but not the chocolate variety. Watch the video to see how they did it.

'Beautiful and terrifying' skiing – It's man vs. gravity as extreme skiers fall, flip and slalom down the Swiss Alps. Watch the video. Be impressed.

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  1. raven

    Whoops ,sorry bout the double post . keeps sayin network error

    February 1, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar


    February 1, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. raven

    @cesar. do you speak russian ?were ya wantin ta parlay usin it ? sorry if it was anticlimactic ,i wish id paid more attention so i could speak russian but mosta the time it was at church which i hated cuz it was stand up sit down kneel for 4 hours .

    February 1, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. raven

    Hey Currentmainer, Seriously now ,whats that whoopie pie made of ? and im not baitin ya ,i really wanna know .

    February 1, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |

      3 cans of whoop but , 1 can pie filler,

      February 1, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. NuckinFuts

    Really? None of you bloggers have heard of google? You'd rather ask everyone on here for hours on end? Try Google: Recipes Whoopie Pie. Geez no wonder our jobs go to China.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |

    whats google? a cook book?

    February 1, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. raven

    Ouch, but youre right , cuz i already did look it up .

    February 1, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. GoogleTookLessThan5min

    A whoopie pie is like a sandwich, but made with two soft cookies with a fluffy white filling. Traditional whoopies pies are made with vegetable shortening, not butter. The original and most commonly made whoopie pie is chocolate. but cooks like to experiment, and today pumpkin whoopie pies are a favorite seasonal variation.

    The recipe for whoopie pies has its origins with the Amish, and in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, it is not uncommon to find roadside farm stands offering these desserts. Amish cooking is about old recipes that have fed families for generations, with no trendy or cross-cultural fusions or mixtures. These cake-like whoopie pies were considered a special treat because they were originally made from leftover batter. According to Amish legend, when children would find these treats in their lunch bags, they would shout "Whoopie!"

    Main's earliest claim is from the Labadie's Bakery in Lewiston, Massachusetts. They first started selling Whoopie Pies in 1925 with the opening of their bakery. The Labadie's Bakery remains in the same location today.

    The Berwick Cake Company of Roxbury, Massachusetts, also manufactured “Whoopee pies” since at least 1931. Some think that Berwick’s pies actually date to 1927. Berwick closed its Roxbury plant in 1977.

    The question of how the Amish dessert got to be so popular in New England probably is addressed in a 1930s cookbook called Yummy Book by the Durkee Mower Company, the manufacturer of Marshmallow Fluff. In this New England cookbook, a recipe for Amish Whoopie Pie was featured using Marshmallow Fluff in the filling.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. NuckinFuts

    Here's a plethora of information on whoopie pies.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ep canuk

    The US is already rabidly socialist. Military, police, fire protection, public schools, lgal system, etc etc – all government mandated not for profit organizations. And lets get rid of manditory car insurance for drivers. If we don't want to buy car insurance, the government should not have the power to mandate that we buy it to be able to drive our cars on roads our taxes pay for. If we have an accident then let the injured party sue for damages. If a rich guy puts you in a wheelchair, you might get lucky and get millions. If a poor driver cripples you then .... well maybe you can glue a cushion on a skateboard and use your hands to scoot around – like in the poor countries. But, it's the American way and look at it this way – you at least had the opportunity to be hit by a rich guy.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. raven

    I already looked it up but thank you . and now i want some whoopie.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. pj

    In this time of obesity and chemical foods I think the Whoopie Pie should be banned in this country. Blueberries all the way for dessert.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. raven

    I know ,right ?I realise that my grammar punctuation and capitalisation are non existant but im just conveying thoughts here ,not writing the great American novel and as long as I can understand what everyone else is sayin i dont worry about all that stuff either .

    February 1, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cody

    Any elected official that spends one second on this non-issue should be impeached. Were you elected to govern or invent trivia? Assuming any of you elected "officials" have employees, if you found one wasting his/her time on something this useless, would you keep them or fire them? Just a thought. You should have. About your future.

    February 1, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cesar

    @Raven, no I don't, but I find the USSR very interesting. Did DVD the language, but gave up.

    February 1, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
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