Wednesday, October 20

table talk pies

Table Talk pies have been a popular treat for generations of Americans, and especially those who live within a 500-mile radius of the Worcester, MA plant where the company has been baking pie since 1924.

At its peak, Table Talk was buying four million pounds of Maine blueberries for its blueberry pies, the second most popular flavor after apple.
-via Business Review
Retro-tastic logo... ok, it got me. For about the same price as a DunkinDonut I'll grab one to chomp on. The filling is a little gloppy with corn syrup, but full of fruit and they are infact working on a no added sugar option (not currently available, I just called and checked...)

Until at least the 1950's the pies came on a tin, that was redeemable for 10c. That is equivalent to about $5 now... not sure how that worked out economically. Love the use of the old tin for home projects like the lightswitch above.

In the 80's the owning family sold the business to Beech-Nut, who almost ran it into the ground due to overexpansion. The grandson of the former owners has since bought back the farm so to speak. Fantastic. Further reading.