On Mardi Gras Day, it’s time for a Moon Pie

It’s Fat Tuesday, and parades are rolling across the Gulf Coast throughout the day, bringing the 2012 carnival season to a close. While beads are the attraction in New Orleans (okay, maybe it isn’t the beads but what some people will do to get them), in Mobile, the birthplace of Mardi Gras, it’s all about the Moon Pies.

Mobile’s paper, the Press-Register, dealt with that very topic today. (Did you know that more Moon Pies are sold in Mobile than any other city? Now you do.)

For a more personal take on the tuba-clogging power of the treat, check out Wayne Franklin’s post “Under the Light of a Chocolatey Moon (Pie).”

UPDATE: read Betsy shared with us her plans for a Mardi Gras Moon Pie cake.

Happy Mardi Gras, everyone!

7 Responses to “On Mardi Gras Day, it’s time for a Moon Pie”

  1. I just ate a banana moon pie! 🙂

  2. I went to my first Mardi Gras parade ever in Mobile. It was amazing. I had no idea Moon Pies were still around.

    • They’ve never left Mobile. Most Mobilians’ goal is to collect enough during Mardi Gras to last the whole year. (Not as hard as it sounds, unless you eat them every day.)

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