July 12, 2010

Al's Pizza of Skowhegan honored for whoopie pie

Morning Sentinel Staff

SKOWHEGAN -- From more than 20 bakeries and restaurants came one clear whoopie pie champion: Skowhegan's Al's Pizza.

In late June, Al's Pizza owners and staff participated in the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival in Dover-Foxcroft. After distributing more than 1,500 samples -- and running out with two hours to go -- attendees voted overwhelmingly to award Al's with the People's Choice Award.

Al's Pizza started making whoopie pies in 1989 from a family recipe. Baked from scratch, they have no added preservatives and are served in two fashions: plain vanilla and peanut butter.

"Our whoopie pies have been family favorites for more than two decades," owner Barry Partridge said. "We're even developing a plan to sell and ship them anywhere in the country."

Al's whoopie pies, sold in a variety of sizes from mini, to regular, to giant (which weighs nearly four pounds), are available exclusively at Al's Pizza in Skowhegan and at Cappza's Pizza in Waterville.

Al's Pizza is located at 20 Waterville Road in Skowhegan. Cappza's Pizza is at 10 Waterville Commons Drive in Waterville.

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