For the November tasting, Bouvier Kelly decided to find out which grocery store has the best pumpkin pie. Our sampling consisted of pies from The Fresh Market, Whole Foods, Harris Teeter and Food Lion. The prices ranged from $7.00 to $10.00.
Whole Foods was the clear winner, receiving 3.5 out of 5 stars. The crust was baked perfectly, and the pumpkin filling was mild but flavorful. It would be good served alone, or with a dollop of whipped cream. The Fresh Market came in at a close second. The consistency of the pie was nice, but the flavor was a bit overwhelming for some. This pie is perfect for someone who loves the taste of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove. Harris Teeter and Food Lion pies only scored 1 out of 5 stars. Both pies were bland and had Jello-like consistency, which made them almost inedible.
So, if you’re not the best baker, or just want to save time this Thanksgiving, we recommend that you head over to your local Whole Foods for a pumpkin pie. You won’t be disappointed.
For those of you who may not know, Pi(e) Day is the celebration of the mathematical digit pi, 3.14, and the delicious dessert, pie, which is observed on March 14th. Bouvier Kelly celebrated in style by ordering some pies from A Sweet Success Bakery here in Greensboro. Not only were all of the pies delicious, it also supported a wonderful local organization.
A Sweet Success Bakery is a part of Sanctuary House, a non-profit that provides psychosocial rehabilitation services to over 200 people in Greensboro who live with mental illness. Sanctuary House opened in 2002 and is one of 12 clubhouses in North Carolina that are a part of the Fountain House Clubhouse system. The bakery gives House members opportunities to develop pre-vocational skills that are transferable to other employers and create employment opportunities. All proceeds from the bakery are donated back to the house.
Check out www.sanctuaryhousegso.com for more information. We highly recommend A Sweet Success for any future parties. They make cakes, cookies, muffins, cheesecake, brownies and more.