Many businesses, products, and places have names rooted in space and astronomy. We’re featuring one every Tuesday on Seattle Astronomy.
Today’s Astro Biz is the MoonPie, in honor of the new Moon coming up on Saturday.
The MoonPie has been around almost a century now, since 1917, and according to the MoonPie website they’re producing about a million of them every day at their bakery in Chattanooga, Tenn. The site notes that the snack was invented when a Kentucky coal miner asked for a treat “as big as the Moon.” The MoonPie started out as simply marshmallow, graham cracker, and chocolate, but now they’re available in more than a half-dozen flavors and in mini and double-decker versions. They also make coconut and pecan pies.
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