I came down to my office tonight, and I found a gift waiting on my desk. A note from my favorite pastor and author simply read, "Had to get this for you when I saw it. Enjoy, Mark Batterson." Underneath was a book, Moonpie: Biography of an Out of This World Snack. I don't know how someone managed to write 182 pages about moonpies, but I'm looking forward to reading it (and trying out the recipes in the back!)
I don't remember when my strange fascination with moonpies began, but I love them. And in an attempt to share the joy, I occasionally throw them out to people in the middle of my sermons, retreat talks, leadership trainings, etc. Makes me feel like one of the Conde Cavaliers.
If you've never had a moonpie, go get one right now. Here are a few simple rules:
- Get the REAL moonpies. The package that says "the original marshmallo sandwich" packaged by Chattanooga Bakery. Don't get the Little Debbie version or some other pathetic imitation.
- For the greatest snacking experience, get the chocolate moonpie. Don't get the vanilla. And please, whatever you do, don't get the banana. They are gross.
- Wash it down with an RC Cola. If you can't locate RC at your yankee store, then a regular coke will substitute okay.
- The best place to find moonpies are at the gas station store. You health freaks ain't gonna find 'em at some organic or whole foods store.