You know the saying, “When one door closes, another opens”? That is exactly how Shannon Kadish began her business, Time Out For Whoopie this past November. After fourteen years in the field of social work Shannon was at a cross roads.
Shannon tells us: “It was a confusing time and it was hard to sort out what direction to take. One thing that was very clear to me was that I wanted my next journey to fit better with my family life. So, I started the adventure of opening up my own Whoopie Pie business in November 2012. I have decided to take some time out of my social work career to make Whoopie Pies. Therefore, my business was named, ‘TIME OUT FOR WHOOPIE.’ “
On a whim and just for fun Shannon entered a whoopie pie baking contest at a local fair in 2010. That year she won the blue ribbon and first place for her pumpkin whoopie pie. She was motivated to keep on baking and the next year won a yellow ribbon for her chocolate strawberry whoopie pie, and the following year won a red ribbon for her traditional chocolate whoopie pie.
I might have a hard time putting into words how amazing Shannon’s whoopie pies are. Yes, they are better than my mom’s, (sorry Mom!), and better than any whoopie pie I have ever had, (sorry Aunt Ginny!).
Carrot cake whoopie pies are now high on my favorites list, and carrot cake has never even made it onto the list. The shredded and pureed carrots are mixed with pineapple, coconut, and walnuts. Together these ingredients make a chewy and sweet pie. I love that Shannon makes a cinnamon cream cheese filling for these pies.
I shared these delicious treats with a friend who shared these thoughts:
“I was hesitant to try the carrot cake whoopie pie, not being a huge fan of carrot cake. I was surprised how good it was! The cake itself was moist, without being crumbly, and without large chunks in it! The glue that held the whole puzzle together was the most delicious cream cheese frosting…not too sweet and the perfect compliment to bring all the flavors together! Now I find myself looking for a reason to order these addictive treat…the best reason I’ve found to place an order is because its Saturday!” ~Amanda
The chocolate mousse whoopie pie is my favorite. I am the only one who can offer a review because I would not share even a crumb. The cake is incredibly moist, (this goes for ALL the whoopie pies) and the chocolate flavor is deep, rich, and perfect. The combination of delicate cake and the soft mousse made me eat this pie way too fast, which then made me mad at myself for not taking the time to enjoy it for longer.
Irish cream whoopie pies had a unique and special flavor. The pumpkin whoopie pies reminded me of fall, as pumpkin always does. But they were so wonderful that I would eat them every day of the year. The fresh strawberries in the chocolate strawberry whoopie pies made this treat stand above the rest.
You can clearly see that it would be very hard to choose a favorite. And I haven’t yet told you about the maple walnut pies, the peanut butter pies, coconut pies (I have to try these next!) and more. Find a complete list of flavors here and note that Shannon makes three different fillings and can make any flavor with gluten free flour.
You can purchase Time Out For Whoopie pies online and find them at the Blue Paddle Bistro in South Hero. Time Out for Whoopie delivers to Chittenden, Grand Isle, and Franklin Counties and can ship traditional, mint, coconut, peanut butter, and Irish cream pies.
These sweet snacks come in three sizes and would make a perfect gift and surprise.
Enjoy, I did!
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