The mind-numbingly long first two rounds of the Southern Sweets Showdown are finally behind us. This is where it gets fun: the Southern Sweets 16!
In our final match-ups of the second round, the 1-seed Sweet Tea handily dispatched 9-seed Coke Float in the Miscellany region, taking 100% of the vote.
In Pies, Cobblers & Dumplings, 1-seed Pecan Pie took down 9-seed Lemon Icebox Pie with an 80%-20% margin.
In Cakes, Puddings & Ice Cream, yet another 1-seed moved on, as Nanner Puddin’ swatted off the 8-seed Coconut Cake, also taking 80% of the vote.
Finally, in the Hand-Held Treats region, the 8-seed Goo Goo Clusters took down 1-seed Divinity with 60% of the vote.
Now for the Sweets 16 match-ups:
Pies, Cobblers & Dumplings
#1 Pecan Pie vs. #12 Key Lime Pie
#2 Peach Cobbler vs. #11 Chess Pie
Cakes, Puddings & Ice Cream
#1 Nanner Puddin’ vs. #5 Chocolate Cake
#2 Southern Pound Cake vs. #6 Red Velvet Cake
#5 Pecan Pralines vs. #8 Goo Goo Clusters
#6 Lemon Squares vs. #10 Oatmeal Creme Pies
#1 Sweet Tea vs. #5 Buttermilk Biscuits & Honey
#2 Fudge vs. #6 Syrup
Voting on these starts Monday. Stay tuned …