Friday, July 27, 2012

Breaking (and Heartbreaking) News About Hubig's Pies


A reader let me know today that the factory where Hubig's Pies are produced in New Orleans was destroyed in a five-alarm fire last night.  This is sad news indeed, for as I wrote in a previous NOLA blog post, these small pies are delicious and "manufactured" without much machinery, i.e., real people made these desserts, and have been making them since 1922.

The families that own the company hope to rebuild.  But today, I'll bet that every Hubig pie, available in grocery stores and drug stores, has been sold, since it will be a while until they sweeten New Orleans again.

6 comments:

  1. I've never seen these pies in our area. I feel like I've missed out on something wonderful!

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  2. I think they were sold in a limited area in the south and, while they were good, what was most surprising was how good they were for a prepackaged pastry sold in drug stores! So, Dawn, you really haven't missed anything so wonderful. Plus, they are supposed to reopen at some point, so maybe take a trip to New Orleans?!?

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    1. A trip to New Orleans, indeed! How fortunate that my husband is presenting at a conference in New Orleans later this year.

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    2. Lucky you, Dawn! I hope you can go with him and eat your way through the city!

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  3. Love the packaging! I hope they rebuild.

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    1. MschAA, you're right, the packaging is great. It probably hasn't changed much since 1922!

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