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.