Behold, There Were Many Moon Pies

I am a happy, happy woman. I got to spend most of the day with my mom, sis, and daughter. And this weekend some of my other best girls, Janelle and Ella, are coming to visit. How blessed am I?

Last night we were at church and after fellowship supper a sweet lady came over to our table and handed me this. I could not imagine what was going to be inside this great, big, orange Home Depot bag.

And behold, there were many Moon Pies!

I think it’s safe to say that due to the generosity of our amazing blog community, the Moores now have a lifetime supply of Moon Pies. Thank you, sisters.

I delivered the goods to my parents’ house this afternoon and took one home as payment. It got a little melty in the car, but I revived it through refrigeration. Now Jackson and I are going to split it for our snack. I’m having mine with tea, which is probably a sacrilege to both Moon Pie eaters and tea drinkers.

All I can say is YUM.


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  1. 1
    Michelle V says:

    I recently stopped at a convenience store with my youngest son who said……look Mom, Moon Pies…..and there was a whole endcap display of them and I just started laughing and he had absolutely no idea what the joke was. ๐Ÿ™‚


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    About us says:

    I live in the Northwest and am sad to say that I have never had a Moon Pie, but I have an intense craving for them now!

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    Dori says:


    It just makes me smile that you all have to go to Home Depot and Bass Pro Shops to get Moon Pies!

    I live in Tennessee…home of the beloved Moon Pie. In fact, I will be near the original factory tomorrow night!

    So this wildly popular game of which is truly heaven or God’s Country — Tennessee or Texas — may have just gotten a bit more interesting since, girl, we have festivals named for the delicacy that is the Moon Pie! is quite fun and you can even go there to order your Moon Pies by the, ahem, CASE!

    And for the record, I truly believe the only way to eat a moon pie is when it is a little “melty!”


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    Smelling Coffee says:

    I’ve seen Moon Pies everywhere lately – and think of you Moores every time! It’s now a prayer reminder for me to pray for your mom.

    We don’t live too far from the official “home” of the Moon Pie! Glad you’re blessed with so many. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Anonymous says:

    Y’all just crack me up!
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Tara G. says:

    You are so sweet to share; I’d have been tempted to hide and eat the entire thing (with a Dr. Pepper, though)!

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    Beckycain6 says:

    I am going to say, big gasp, I don’t like the taste of moon pies as much as I LOVE spicy beef jerky. I am sorry to admit this very unforeseen truth.

    It is with great regret that I say also…if I were given the option between moon pies or cool ranch doritos? Call me Benedict Arnold, but this girl is gonna choose the chip every time.

    So, am I officially kicked off the blog as a reader? Snap!

    Hardy har har…..

    Can’t leave without a scripture I adore: Psalm 63:-6-8. NLT Know that just as we dream of our precious King, He was keenly aware of us…..long before we ever danced with Him in our dreams….that’s called prevenient grace, sister…

    Humbly in Christ,
    Becky Cain in Richmond Va…..

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    peggysue says:

    Never judge a book by it’s cover. LOL.

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    Carpoolqueen says:

    It’s RC Cola, but for you, I’ll make an exception.

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    Siesta OC says:

    I bet your mom and dad are beside themselves.

    I’ve never had a moon pie – but ya’ll make anything sound good!

    We ended our Women’s Bible Study last night; The Patriarch’s. All I can say is WOW! – And when Jacob was buried with…well I don’t want to wreck it for someone else, let’s just say, God healed my heart a little bit more with that info.

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    Anonymous says:

    oooooo, I just had my first-ever Moon Pie, a week and a half ago, driving back to Calif. through Oklahoma…we stopped at a gas station in Weatherford, OK. I saw them and lol..I took it up to the man to pay, and told him this was my first one ever..He said, put it in the microwave for 30 seconds, and it will taste like a s’more”….yumo! he was right. wish we had them in California. thanks for sharing the simple pleasures of life. blessings, Pam in San Diego

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    Beckycain6 says:

    You know, one more thing, you can let a good old bag of beef jerky hang out in your car, on the hottest day….I mean you could leave it in the car and shop for hours–and, you know what?

    IT WON’T melt. It won’t. No need for fridge resuscitation. No begging over a cool cup of ice. No need to peel it’s smushyness out of the wrapper. Nope, you pop open that bag of beef jerky, and the smell…..praise the Lord….the smell. It just waftes through the car (yes, I see you squiggly red line-but I made the word up myself). Sorry, I digress, the smell WAFTES through your car like, well, a pasture. I know that sounds bad–but I promise it is like taste bud heaven.


    Not dogging your moon pies, or anything–I was just saying…


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    Fran says:

    Don’t tell…but I’ve never had a moon pie. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Siesta OC says:

    BTW – Your china is awesome!

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    DigiNee says:

    Started laughing even before I read the post! Chocolate is always good with tea and a wee bit of cream – Italian sweet cream for me with Earl Grey —– yum!

    Ummmm – where are the Disney pics????

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    Busy Grandma Elsie says:

    My husband loved Moon Pies with a Pepsi…
    My sons heat them in the microwave for a few seconds and say;;; some-mores..
    Squishy chocolate moon pies are close to heaven,I hear.Lol

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    Gayle @ thewestiecrew says:

    Sacrilege or not, I’m feeling the yumminess! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Glad you got to hang with all of your girls.

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    Anonymous says:

    Moon pies and Snickers with a big glass of Coca cola. One week out the month . Have a Blessed weekend with your friends . Ya’ll always make me smile!

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    Luv2Praise says:

    All those moonpies and you only took one moonpie! I thought you took 1 box. Amanda, you are showing great restraint in only taking one. I am proud of you. Now if you could only teach me how to do the same. LOL Isn’t it wonderful how one story can touch so many people. The power of blogland! Have a great day.

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    Meghan says:

    I must be delirious with hunger because when I saw that picture I thought, ‘oh look at that yummy looking turkey sandwich I wonder what kind of bread that is. Did she put cheese on it? Mayo, or mustard?
    I obviously have no first hand experrience with moon pies, and am obviously hungery for a good turkey sandwich!

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    Georgia's blog says:

    Funny that you mention Moon Pies… I was at our local mom and pop grocery store in Whitewright, they always have moon pies. Anyway, when I saw them I seriously thought about grabbing a box or two and putting them in my cart for the Moore family. Sounds like you guys are set for a bit!


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    Kim says:

    Any good southerner (not southwesterner) knows that moon pies are best consumed with an RC cola.
    There’s a story about a purchaser for Wal-Mart who got a great deal on a truck load of MoonPies and they tried to sell them in Minnesota. They didn’t sell one of them. So they had an event, and Walmart employees were tossing MoonPies to folks in the crowd. These folks who didn’t know what Moon Pies were just let them fall to the ground. You know if that had been in the South, we would have been diving for those suckers!

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    Moose Mama says:

    Hmmm, do we even have those things here? I’ve never had one…but if I ever see one, I’ll buy it, and think of some of my favorite peeps.

    Melana in Wyoming

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    Natalie says:

    I have those very same dishes – loved them 25 years ago – still love them today!

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    Holly says:

    Very funny, Amanda! I have been anticipating a diesel bringing a load of moon pies to y’all ever since the tale began…that takes away the fun of the treasure hunt, though. I do like to search and find!

    My Chris would say (with your picture of tea and a moon pie) that there’s an RC Cola out there with its lip pooched out.

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    Sasha says:

    I have never eaten, seen, or heard of this Moon Pie phenomenon until you all mentioned it!

    I live in the Pacific Northwest and I am wondering where I can get one of these things?

    I’ve just got to try one!

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    Evangelism Chick says:

    You crack me up.

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    allboys4us says:

    So cute! I LOVED the your mom’s moon pie post and it was fun to hear how God is blessing you all with more of that yummy sweetness!

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    PW says:

    Never heard of one till this post, and the link back to the earlier post. hmmmm chocolate double decker in the original post, will have to check that out. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Fran says:

    Fun post! I love “being in the loop” and knowing what this one is all about!!

    Love y’all,
    Gulf Shores, AL

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    Kathy says:

    Are moon pies mentioned in the Bible? Siesta OC is that what Jacob was buried with?!? : )

    How could my daughter have gone to Vanderbilt University and this Michigan mom never heard of them?!

    Looks good, sweet girl! Enjoy!!! Just had dinner and there is nothing for dessert (not an accident) and this is looking very delish…

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    Anonymous says:

    LOL! I was telling a co-worker about how I'd first heard about Moon Pies on this blog. Being from MN & WI, I had never heard of Moon Pies. My co-worker grew up in Florida and had enjoyed many a Moon Pie. Lo 'n behold, a couple of days later I came back to my desk from getting coffee and there was a package of Moon Pies. My daughter, Claire, and I enjoyed them for dessert that night. Yummy!

    Mary Ann, Woodbury, MN

    P.S. It was the new Peanut Butter Chocolate flavor. Siestas, you can go to and order a gift pack that includes the St. Paul, MN, favorties, Nut Goodies & Salted Nut Rolls — made by Pierson Candy Co., located in St. Paul.

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    elaine says:

    Not to take the spotlight away from the Moon Pies… but I have to say, I love the Home Depot bags. The plastic clips clip onto the sides of the shopping cart.

    As for Moon Pies, I don’t think anyone in siestaville will ever see them again without thinking of Keith Moore and the Moore clan.

    Enjoy your stash.

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    kathy pink bicycle arkansas says:

    yum!!!! And RC Cola that was my favorite growing up! We lived across the street from a little cafe and I used to go over and get an RC Cola and do you remenber (not you Amanda – you’re too young) the days when pop bottle caps had money under them! I used to get all the caps from the pop machine and peel off the cork to see what I had one, 5 cents, 15 cetnts and I think one time the BIG PRIZE $5!!!!

    Going to Tennesse in October maybe I’ll look for the factory…

    Thanks for a fun story

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    michellemabell says:

    I agree…YUM!!!

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    grayse says:

    Girlfriends…I am so in agreement with y’all about the RC and MOONPIE combo…grew up with that here in Hoosier land…on a hot day…tern’t nothin’ bettuh!

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    twinkle says:

    Keith deserves all those moonpies! He’s our favorite Bible Lady’s Prince Charming!

    I happen to have some mini ones in my pantry right now. Think I might have one before bedtime!

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    Deborah says:

    I have never cared for moon pies, they are usually stale, but my husband asked me out on our first date with an offer of an RC and a moon pie. I refused to go for several weeks…finally gave in and we’ve been married now 23 years in June. Still don’t like moon pies!

    If you have a chance, I would love for you to take a look at a Bible study I’m writing on my blog…lessons from the ladies room.

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    marissaburt says:

    That tea looks yummy!

    We have the same dishes – though mine would look better with a moon pie on them. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Anonymous says:

    moon pie on a fancy plate. beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Becky says:

    That is hilarious.

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    Anonymous says:

    totally pitiful…..(which in Texas is not necessarily a bad thing.) lol

    Is life not just the absolute funnest thing ever?????

    Here’s to moon pies, wherever you can get them, and with whatever you drink! **toast**

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    HisTreasuredPossession says:

    wow!! what pretty china! Love feeling so ‘pretty’ sometimes when I have my tea too!

    LOL on all the moon pies! I bet your dad has never loved the blog or the Siestas more. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Have a great weekend with all the Moore, Fitzpatrick and Jones women!

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    Lopsided Halo says:

    In KY MoonPies must be a staple food…we still have them in our Krogers and WalMarts!


    Everytime I see them I laugh ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Honea Household says:

    What kind of tea do you drink? Do you put cream in it?

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    Sandra says:

    Does this mean that we can expect a moon pie at the conference in January. Doesn’t sound like a bad idea to me.

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    Leslie Lauren says:

    I do declare, that is the fanciest moon pie I have ever seen. Just makes me want to break out gramma’s china! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love it, great idea!

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    jennyhope says:

    I can’t see a moonpie now without thinking of y’all!! =)
    I am at the Biltmore in North Carolina and I thought man the taping of Esther should have been filmed there!! =) I was giddy as I imagined the queen of persia and her quarters. I thought about the king of on his throne when I passed by what looked like a throne room. I also thought about pagan societies as I looked at some of the strange art…like a baby holding two snakes. WEIRD.

    I was so sad when I thought about how distracted we are in our day. My husband, daughter, and I were on the road and he was listening to his i-phone, Morgan was watching a movie, and I had a praise cd on. I thought about the architectural history of that mansion and how much thought had to go into it. I really believe that when we look back on some very rich writings of the people of our faith and see such purity and depth that we are lacking so much of it because we are so consumed in our isolation of internet, tv, and etc. Most families don’t talk anymore or sit around and learn.
    Anyway, it so reminded me of Esther’s day! All of the rugs were from Persia!! I just pretended I was at the royal palace.

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    Anonymous says:

    This made me lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

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