Haydel’s Hand Pies | A Hubig’s Replacement?
I’ve been all sorts of sad since the demise of the Hubig’s bakery back in 2012. After quickly running through the stash in my freezer, I was forced to settle for Tastycakes. They are not nearly the same thing, so I was thrilled to hear that Haydel’s Hand Pies were hitting the shelves this week.
Of course, I had to taste test one right away.
The $2.49 price tag is quite a bit steeper than the $1.19 that Hubig’s sold for, while the size is the same. I know…inflation, cost of goods, all of that stuff. It’s still kind of expensive for a snack that I ate in about 8 bites. (Don’t judge.)
The appearance of the pies is good, with the sugar flaking off, but the crust is flat on the bottom – the result of being fried, not baked.
Don’t get me wrong. I watch what I eat. I go to the gym and work out. But if I’m going to splurge on a sweet treat with this many calories (310), I prefer my pie fried, with that crispier crust all around.
What about the taste?
I can only speak to the apple, since it’s the single flavor I’ve tried so far. The filling is perfection!! If not for the softer crust, I would have sworn they reincarnated a Hubig’s and we all know that’s a good thing.
Will I try other flavors? I will, but I think I’ll wait until I don’t have to stand in line for them.
Note: As of this writing at 11:30 am, today’s shipments were completely sold out!