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Friday, December 23, 2005

Making Whoopie (Pies) in Gardiner

The whoopie-pie business is booming for Amy Bouchard of Gardiner. She's turning out 5,000 to 7,000 Wicked Whoopies a day at Isamax Snacks, and will soon be expanding the business.
The business has outgrown its bakery in a converted fishing goods shop and will double in size when it moves to a new site in January.

"I can't believe how many whoopie pies we can pump out of this place. It's like a whoopie explosion," Bouchard, her apron blotched with dark brown batter, said during a break from the pre-Christmas production frenzy.


Once Isamax moves to its new 7,500-square-foot bakery a few miles down the road in Gardiner, a new 70-pan oven will replace the 48-pan appliance, which will be used as a backup. The 80-quart mixer will be replaced by one with a 140-quart capacity. [Link]
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At 1:06 PM, December 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's hope Amy Bouchard is aware of and complying with the 1 January 2006 federal requirement to reduce or eliminate hydrogenated oils from American processed foods. I have never seen the ingredient list and have no idea if the dreaded h-word is one of them. But if it is.....

At 12:41 AM, January 01, 2006, Blogger Chris said...

Let's hope she can get around that requirement. Hydrogenated oils are one my favorite food-groups.


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