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Offline JayFarrar

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McDonald's sweet potato pies
« on: October 06, 2010, 12:35:46 PM »
Didn't know that McDonald's was dishing up sweet potato pies.

Just like their baked apples pies but with sweet taters that looked more like pumpkin mashed up.

Had one at lunch today and was really tasty.

Has anyone else seen them out there?
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Re: McDonald's sweet potato pies
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 12:44:10 PM »
Sweet potato is supposed to be one of the healthiest things you can eat.

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Re: McDonald's sweet potato pies
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2010, 12:48:16 PM »
Sweet potato is supposed to be one of the healthiest things you can eat.


Don't know if it's really healthier, but we stopped eating regular french fries and buy only sweet potato fries, Ore Ida makes good ones.
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Re: McDonald's sweet potato pies
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2010, 01:48:58 PM »
Sweet potatoes are phenomenally healthy. I'm sure McDonald's has managed to negate that.

As for Ore Ida, theirs aren't that great for you. 7g of fat. Their crinkle cut fries have only 3g. But if you buy a sweet potato, cut it into fries and bake them, they're excellent for you.
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Re: McDonald's sweet potato pies
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2010, 02:58:59 PM »
It was sweet potato and not pumpkin? McDonald's has pumpkin pies as a seasonal menu item here.

The McDonald's pies were better when they deep fried them back in the day.


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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2010, 03:03:46 PM »
sweet-potato fries are da bomb! 8) :D ;)

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Re: McDonald's sweet potato pies
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010, 07:44:18 PM »
During the North Carolina years, I frequented Bojangle's only for their sweet potato pies. Haven't seen the pies at any McDonald's here in Ohio, but I'll keep an eye out for them, see if they compare at all.
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Re: McDonald's sweet potato pies
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2010, 04:44:10 AM »
During the North Carolina years, I frequented Bojangle's only for their sweet potato pies. Haven't seen the pies at any McDonald's here in Ohio, but I'll keep an eye out for them, see if they compare at all.

Oh good god do I miss me some bojangles. Moved away from NC about 11 years ago after living there for a year, and Bojangles catered the Kinston Indians games I used to cover. I miss it. Of course, if I had another year of their biscuits and sweet tea (or baked butter and watered-sugar as I called them), I would be dead right now, so I guess it all worked out in the end. :)

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Re: McDonald's sweet potato pies
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2010, 04:47:38 AM »
hmmmm I wonder where you are. Up here in New England they have been calling them pumpkinpies for a couple years. I wonder if down south and midwest they use the same product and call them sweet taters?
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Re: McDonald's sweet potato pies
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2010, 05:48:15 AM »
What's taters, precious? </Gollum>
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Re: McDonald's sweet potato pies
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2010, 08:28:40 AM »
Sweet potato is supposed to be one of the healthiest things you can eat.



I'd bet there's a little nutritional difference between a baked sweet potato and a McDonald's sweet potato pie.

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Re: McDonald's sweet potato pies
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2010, 08:43:59 AM »
Sweet potato is supposed to be one of the healthiest things you can eat.



I'd bet there's a little nutritional difference between a baked sweet potato and a McDonald's sweet potato pie.

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Re: McDonald's sweet potato pies
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2010, 01:06:21 PM »
The specialty pies at my local McDonald's are pumpkin.
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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2010, 02:32:18 PM »
I saw something on this ... these things are being offered regionally in areas where people eat sweet potatoes.

This has been one of the few things that was offered up to McDonald's by someone outside of the company and they jumped on. The guy's company is making them and shipping them to McDonald's, so really outside of baking/frying them, McDonald's really has nothing to do with it.

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Re: McDonald's sweet potato pies
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2010, 02:36:57 PM »
And Mr. Tod is taking the necessary steps to get to that next level. Recently, the company was invited to debut on QVC. QVC plans on selling his pies in boxes of 10 assorted pies. The initial order by QVC was approximately 14,000 pies. And stating in the fall, Mr. Tod's four inch Sweet Potato Pie can be found in McDonald's off the New Jersey Parkway near East Orange. There is also the possibility of the four inch pies being sold in seven other McDonald's.

from ... http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/economy/sba-helps-jersey-baker-mr-tods-pie-factory-expand (pub. 12-10-09)

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Re: McDonald's sweet potato pies
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2010, 03:08:08 PM »
I saw something on this ... these things are being offered regionally in areas where people eat sweet potatoes.


So does that mean only in the south or only in black neighborhoods?
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Re: McDonald's sweet potato pies
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2010, 11:53:09 PM »
Jack in the Box had sweet potato fries for a while. And yes, I've neither ever been able to tell the difference between sweet potato pie and pumpkin pie.
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