The calendar says July, and the temperature is sizzling across most of the USA, but it’s not too early to think of Christmas gift giving. Nostalgic gifts, especially consumables, are a great option. They hearken back to memories from youth, and they won’t sit forgotten on a shelf. Tico’s Whoopies whoopie pies are the perfect solution!

Tico’s Whoopies whoopie pies are the sweet treat from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, handmade in small batches by Amish locals. Made the old-fashioned way with locally sourced farm fresh buttermilk, eggs, and butter, plus vanilla and European chocolate to create the cake-like sandwich Lancaster County is famous for.  The filling is authentic buttercream-based, rich, creamy and delicious. Just like the ones I grew up eating on trips to visit family in Lancaster County.

What’s a whoopie pie?

A whoopie pie is thought to be created by bakers descended from the Pennsylvania-German communities, also called Pennsylvania Dutch. When they had leftover cake batter, they baked it into little gobs and filled them with buttercream icing. After finding the cake-like cookie sandwich in a lunch pail, some shouted Whoopie! The name became synonymous with the sweet treat.

Tico’s Whoopies was founded by entrepreneur Holly Holleran and named for her Grandma Tico who had the original Tico’s Family Bakery in Western Pennsylvania. Using her grandma’s recipes as a guide, Holly developed, in my opinion, the best tasting whoopie pies.

Beginning in 2018, Tico’s Whoopies has quickly become a go-to for buying whoopie pies. Available exclusively online and shipped by FedEx, they can be ordered on the easy-to-navigate website and arrive quickly to your door.

Tico’s Whoopie Pie Flavors

Everyday flavors include traditional Chocolate with Buttercream filling, Red Velvet, Pumpkin, and Chocolate with Peanut Butter filling. Seasonal flavors include Wintermint for Christmas, Red Velvet Hearts for Valentine’s and Mother’s Day, and new this July-only, Lemon.

The limited-edition Lemon whoopie pie for July is the perfect summer nosh made with real lemon and the perfect blend of a tangy, luscious lemon cake combined with the sweet buttercream filling. Grab a glass of milk, lemonade, or iced tea to pair with a lemon whoopie pie for a delicious snack or dessert. It was a huge hit at our house for a refreshing treat.

Tico’s Whoopies Limited Edition Lemon Whoopie Pie

At nearly one-third pound for each whoopie pie, you’ll get a more than a mouthful in each. You can buy them in 4-packs or a dozen, single flavors or a mix of traditional Chocolate, Red Velvet, Pumpkin, and Chocolate with Peanut Butter filling.

Tico’s Whoopie Pies Are Great Gifts

They make the perfect gift for holidays, birthdays, college kids during finals, or just because. Since they ship all over the USA, including Alaska and Hawaii, you can order and they’ll be freshly delivered directly to you or your recipient and arrive in fun, Joseph Cornell-inspired boxes. If you’re not going to eat within a few days—if they last that long—you can freeze them. They taste great straight from the freezer. Do not refrigerate.

This time of year, Christmas in July is a popular celebration on hot days or while watching heartwarming  Christmas movies on TV. Whether you’re celebrating now, in December, or both, Tico’s Whoopies are the delicious and special way to let loved ones know you care with an easy to please gift, sure to appeal to everyone on your gifting list. Whether the taste reminds you of nostalgic visits to Lancaster, homemade goodies at Christmas, or the curiosity of something new, you’ll be glad to know as you’re gifting a loved one, 10% of proceeds are donated to charity through Tico’s 10% Initiative.

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