In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, several of our company’s vendors consistenty treat us each year with pies from Sunny Side Inc. (bakery?) in Wahiawa. To be honest, I’ve never set foot in the establishment, and hear it’s off the beaten bath, making it another “hidden gem” only the locals know about. Well, now you know!
This year we had several duplicate copies of their number one famous Chocolate Cream, along with Blueberry Cream and Apple Pie. In years past we also had the Banana pie (not the same as Banana Cream), but perhaps this year they were sold out. Now get this, I just got off the phone with them and guess how much these gems are? Just $7.50 each entire pie! The girl on the phone apologetically claimed the prices went up. Went up? Common.. $7.50/pie is a steal! You can pay that much just for ONE SLICE in some restaurants! But shhhh.. don’t tell the owner I said that. lol
Chocolate Cream Pie
As you can see, these are definately all hand made, with a flaky, golden-baked and hearty crust… the foundation of every great pie. Each pie variety shares this same delicious crust. The white cream filling below is pudding based, just like the Chocolate top layer. The cool, creamy pudding cream makes the thought of adding ice cream along with it a non-requirement. Drop your fork or spoon through the chocolate and vanilla layer, making sure to gather some of the slightly moistened, flaky crust at the bottom and let her in for a “piegasm” experience. lol
Blueberry Cream Pie
The Blueberry Cream uses the same vanilla-based bottom layer, with a nicely gelatinized and sweet-tangy, fresh-tasting Blueberry top layer. I prefer the pudding-based cream instead of the traditional cheesecake, as gives a smoother and lighter sensation to the palate. Whinnahz.
The Apple Pie at Sunny Side will fit right in along with Hot Dogs, Baseball and Cheverolet as the home-cooked American classic. This time the golden flaky crust encapsulates the entire filling, which is loaded with large cuts of tender apples swimming in sweet-cinnamon goodness. Melt a slice of American Cheese on this bad boy and you’ve got a home run.
I’m still amazed these pies are only $7.50 each. What a tasty and affordable gift idea to treat family, friends and coworkers. Their home-made appeal further adds romance and appreciation for the great pies offered at Sunny Side, truly one of Oahu’s “hidden” dessert gems.
Sunny Side Inc.
1017 Kilani Ave.
Wahiawa, HI 96786
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