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Some Pennsylvanians say the effort to make the whoopie pie Maine'e official treat is nothing less than "confectionary larceny.
“We’ve had this thing going with the whoopie pie here for years and years and decades,” John Smucker, CEO of the family-run company that owns the Bird-in-Hand Bakery, told the Associated Press as kitchen workers busily put together a batch of red velvet whoopie pies. “And all of a sudden they try to enter into the picture … It’s just a bunch of nonsense.”
Smucker and his fellow Pennsylvanians says the whoopie pie was invented by Amish bakers.
Protesters recently gathered in Lancaster's Penn Square bearing signs with tongue-in-cheek messages like "Maine Whoopies Taste Like Moose Poop."
Read more at the Bangor Daily News.