I would be best described as decadence in a nine inch shell. I come frozen and wrapped in a 9x9x2.5 box dressed up to the nines with a ribbon to boot. I have flexibility to be served warm with ice cream, at room temperature, or kept in the freezer and shaved off little piece by little piece. As far as other fudge goes, I pride myself on my smoothness and lack of sugary grittiness that most fudge has, even the so-called “world famous” kind. I’ll go to the mat with any other fudge pie and come out the champ. I was originally concocted down in Waycross, GA from the Darden family and date back to the 1950’s. I have been shared and consumed for just about any occasion, even breakfast. I am the top dog, the best seller, most enjoyed, and most gifted (literally) of the Darden’s Delights brand.
I am decadence in a shell as well with a kicker – plenty of chopped pecans. I have the same flexibility for consumption as the plain fudge: cold, warm, or room temperature and look just as good when wrapped up with a ribbon. I am a favorite for the kind of pie fan who loves fudge pie and pecans but doesn’t want to share with too many people for fear there might be a nut allergy among the group. Concocted at the same time as my more popular fudge sibling, I claim the turf of the small intimate dinner group that can appreciate my unique pecan addition. I am also the fan favorite within the Darden family who believe that the plain fudge is great, but with pecans, I’m extra dangerous.
I am hard to describe other than sinful. Put away any thoughts of a sheet cookie in a crust – that’s an insult. I am a favorite pick among children, probably because they hear the word cookie. I am plenty chocolatey and have a dreamy creaminess that is reminiscent of licking the bowl of cookie batter with a firm cookie textured top shell, all in a nine inch pie crust. I am told that warming me up with ice cream is the best method of consumption. When packaged up in my snazzy box, I look terrific just like the others. I claim the “towel your mouth off good” title of the entire Darden’s Delights brand.
Just as the name implies, I’ll make you smack yo’ lips and be beggin’ for mo’. I would be the odd one out, the non-conformer, but equally mouthwatering. I came into the mix for all those folks who prefer something else other than chocolate. It is best to keep me in the fridge to thaw until and after serving. When I get baked in the oven, there is a slight glaze crust that forms on the top and makes the whole eating experience out of this world. I get a lot of lovin in the spring and summer for Easter and the 4th of July. I guess you could say that I am a bit lighter than the others, but sinful as they come.
I can be described as the cousin to the fudge and just as strong. I think I find that I am the most addictive of the group, “once you go butterscotch, you never go back”. People find me unusual in a pie shell, but once they dare to take a slice, they are totally impressed. I use the same plain fudge ingredients (minus the chocolate), sold frozen, and have the versatility to be consumed at room temp or per the warming suggestions in my box. I have the same consistency as the fudge and surprisingly am not too rich. I think fans find me a good change and a way to mix it up in the dessert world.
I am the most unusual of the six pies, but when you mix butterscotch and pecans, magic happens in your mouth. Those that have tried me are forever hooked. I am the pie that keeps people talking far after I’m gone. Because of my unusualness, I am the best kept secret of Darden’s Delights. I think pie lovers think they are taking a chance with me and want a safe bet with something that’s familiar. For the pie daredevil, I am your dream come true. I am smooth, just like the fudge, but have a taste that can’t be described with words but actions. As one fan described in a fit, “it’s so good it’ll make your tongue beat your brains out”.
I am the newest addition to the gang, but my goal is complete dessert domination. You might know me as the second cousin to a Gooey Butter cake. My delicious 9 inch crust is incredibly buttery, while my filling is so creamy and gooey, you’ll risk a bloody lip going in for another slice. The name “Gooey” doesn’t do much justice as it makes me sound messy, hard to eat and difficult to serve. On the contrary, just a quick thaw to room temperature and it’s time to get in yo’ belly in a hurry. One long time fan stated that I was, “good enough to smack yo’ Mama not once, but twice”. I am a crowd pleaser for all types of social events and even the kiddos love me.