There is something that bothers me. It bothers me a great deal and probably more than it should.
I often wonder: Who buys store-made pies? and Do they really think that they taste good?!?
This came up the other day at work. Someone mentioned that there were pies in the break room and that we should stop over if we want a slice. Now... I love pie. Frankly, I adore any pastry. Mind, I'm not a cake person but I would have a difficult time cutting pies out of my diet completely.
So! I went over to have a look and there were two pies. One was a coconut cream and the other was a cherry crumb but they were store-bought pies. I took a small slice of the coconut cream and hoped for the best. It was bland and the crust was horrible. I know I shouldn't have expected more but I have to wonder who bothers to buy these and are those people aware how horrible they are? Have they never had a home-made pie that they think the store-bought ones are good or what?!?
I just can't figure out how a store makes money on these! Who would spend good money on these poor substitutes for pie? The crusts are like cardboard and have no flavor. A home-made pie has a tasty, flakey crust! A store uses canned pie filling. A good home-made pie will be made with fresh fruit or possibly fruit that has been frozen. There is just no comparison.
Do any of you enjoy eating a store-made pie? Can you fill me in on what I might be missing?