The Giant Squirrel Knows…


We stopped for one of those vending machine pecan pies last Saturday night, at the giant squirrel on Hwy 71.

I’ve driven past it so many times in the night over the years, resisting the beckoning sign of digital red that calls out to late night travelers,

“NEED PIE? VENDING MACHINE WITH PIE!!! STOP NOW!!!”

So last Saturday night around 2:30am, I thought what the heck….

I’ve never seen a vending machine with pie.

To my surprise, the machine vends FULL SIZE pecan pies, not slices.

So… I got one. And had a piece with my coffee the next day.

I don’t usually care for pecan pie, as it’s usually a glob of corn syrup with a few poor choice pecans floating on top. Too sweet for me and not enough of the good stuff. But my husband and kids like it. Hence the purchase.

I have to say I’m impressed. This pie is mostly pecans!! And good ones! Just look at it!

I still have never been inside this store. Usually not open when I drive by. But the vending machine in the middle of the night is a hoot!

Next time, I’m trying the pecan brittle.

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10 responses to “The Giant Squirrel Knows…

  1. Wow! I’ve never seen anything like that over here in the UK. I think I need to start a petition to get them set up! I have a real sweet tooth and that pecan pie looks amazing!

    • It *is* pretty good. As I said, I don’t even really care for pecan pie because I generally find it way too sweet, and this is tasty. But it does crumble with every bite. Maybe it should be called a “crumble!” It’s a little like eating a bowl of brown sugar nuts.

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  3. I just ate that with my eyes 🙂 We have pecan slices where I live that are pastries with caramalised pecan nuts and sugar in them with sprinkles on top but not pie. Now I will have to make a pecan pie. Because I lurve pie! Glad you took the plunge and yes please, try the pecan brittle 😉

  4. I have never heard of anything like that before at 2.30 in the morning, great idea, so pleased you enjoyed it.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. I can totally picture all of what you write. Well done! I’m not sure whether I’m happy or disappointed that we don’t have pie vending machines where I live. I’m totally happy about the idea that they exist somewhere though 🙂

    • Hey, I didn’t even know pie vending machines existed before seeing the giant digital sign a few years ago. And even then, I figured it was like one of those machines that dole out sandwiches or ice cream bars, only you know… slices of pie. I had no idea until finally stopping by a week ago that it was possible to vend an entire pie out of a vending machine. But it’s kinda awesome, that’s for sure. Too bad the Giant Squirrel is an hour away from my house. Or maybe that’s too good.

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