Who is Moonpie Mike?

A cross between Rick Bragg and Jimmy Buffett. A guy who may seem like a laid back redneck, but is smarter than people think.

Mike believes the world can be generally broken down to 4 things:  music, football, MoonPies and dogs. For years, he traveled around the country, talking to people about nothing in particular, which does not exactly qualify as a career. It did, however, give Mike a distinctive view on life and since we felt he needed gainful employment, we gave him a job here at MoonPie doing what he does best: telling stories. We also like to think we’re helping keep him out of trouble.

104 Responses to Who is Moonpie Mike?

  1. Chocolate MoonPies are the best. They used to sell a double deck chocolate MoonPie which were a real treat!

  2. Gail Soto says:

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  3. Gail Soto says:

    Moon Pie Mike is a man after my heart . Now if owns and rides a Harley ; Girls watch out !

  4. Dan McIntire says:

    Sure hope to win!! My RC needs company!!

  5. Paul Darden says:

    Just bought a box of chocolate minis and have a carton of the original RC bottles that I always drank with my then and only one size chocolate Moon Pie.

  6. John Godley says:

    ok we need the coconut cream moon pies to be released to the general public.
    milk is for Oreos, RC Cola is for Moon Pies. never get the two confused

  7. Christy Cagle says:

    wanted to enter the win a free box of moonpies offer …

  8. charleane guy says:

    I love moonpies there is nothing more satisfying

  9. Lee Lamberts says:

    I am still waiting for a coworker to replace the Moon Pie that disappeared from the staff refrigerator about 4 months ago. A box from you guys will help ease that pain.

  10. Jonathan Hankins says:

    I hope I win!

  11. My father used to buy boxes of moon pies for his lunches, (back in the 50′s & 60′s), so he would always hide them. It never worked, because us kids “always” found them & ate them…….LOL I don’t think he was too surprised!

  12. Joleen says:

    Love me some Moonpie! Banana are my fav but the new peanut butter has my attention too!

  13. Donna Padgett says:

    I could NEVER keep a Moonpie in the house, my kids would eat them up as soon as they came through the door. Banana is the Awesomist!!!! But I would love to try them all!!!!

  14. DELTA Dawn says:

    WOULD LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win Peanut Butter MoonPies! I think I sit down with a box of chocolate, too! ELVIS is turning over right about now!

  15. Linda says:

    Favorite since childhood. I’m a fan of the original, single layer. Glad to live in Chattanooga, where they are baked, we can always find a Moon Pie!

  16. Brenda says:

    MOON PIE – A delicious southern treat! :)

  17. Pat Gabriel says:

    I love the mini banana flavoor moon pies, now if they would only make those in the new strawberry flavor, that would be awessome!

  18. Tim says:

    Hey everyone, Tim here in Germany! Serving in the Army and I really wish that I had a MoonPie outlet around here! I love ‘em so! Got to visit the MP General store in South Carolina back in 2009. HEAVEN! :-)

  19. Tom Ackerly says:

    Politicians should eat Moon Pies and then maybe they would think better and be more productive.

  20. Kim says:

    I love the chocolate moonpies! Cant wait to try the new flavors.

  21. diane says:

    we just bought a box of mini chocolate moon pies and a box of the mini banana moon pies.a welcome home treat for my son who just came home from camp! his #1 request..fulfilled :)

  22. Peggy says:

    My favorite MoonPies is the Chocolate. Never tried the Peanut Butter ones, yet.

  23. Larisa says:

    I love the Chocolate MoonPies the best.

  24. Larisa says:

    Never tried the Coconut Cream or Peanut Butter MoonPies yet, and I haven’t seen RC Cola in years–especially here in CA.

  25. Debbie B. says:

    I wish that they made double chocolate coconut Moon pies. Or a peanut butter & jelly Moon pies. With a tall glass of ice cold chocolate milk.

  26. Diana says:

    hm coconut cream , that one sounds really good . My husband brought home the banana mini’s , they make a great snack but when it comes to Moon pies “size matters” !!!

  27. Jackie R says:

    I love the original flavor Moon Pie but all I can find by me are the minis. :( I have never seen the flavor coconut cream but would love to try it. :)

    • Moonpie Mike says:

      Jackie – The coconut MoonPies were limited edition for Mardi Gras. Have you tried talking to your store’s manager? They are responsible for what is on the store shelves. Most managers are more than happy to stock an item if they think it will sell.

  28. Jenna says:

    To the moon and beyond! I love a slightly microwaved moonpie!

  29. Terry says:

    Love Moonpies they bring back so many memroies of my childhood. Would also like my grandchildren to enjoy and have wonderful memories like I had!!

  30. JOHN BLACKMORE says:

    Im a moonpier from way back in the day

  31. Hannah Caudle says:

    I’m 8 months pregnant and would love to win the banana moonpies! I crave them a lot! :)

  32. Patricia says:

    I wonder if there’s a R.C. Rick blog giving away a free 6-pack of R.C.?? :o )

  33. BobbyRay says:

    It was a year ago this past May that I found an old grocery store that looked to be frozen in time up there in Butcher Holler, just outside Paintsville KY. Among other things, we all bought Moon Pies. It was the absolute best Moon Pie ever.

    Had I’d known they were of that quality, I’d have purchase their full inventory. I live 500 miles away from Butcher Holler and that’s a little far to go for a Moon Pie, but we’re thinking….

  34. Michaelle says:

    Grew up in NC with Moonpies and RC Cola. There was an RCCola bottling Co. in town. I’ve been to Bell Buckle ,TN to the Moonpie festival!

  35. Melinda Shaver says:

    love love love moon pies even better when u heat them up in microwave

  36. Sandi Goldberg says:

    Love eating moon pie if possible red velvet.

  37. CAROL says:

    Send me a Free Sample Of Moon Pies

  38. CAROL says:

    send me a free samples of moon pies

  39. Mamma K says:

    My granny would buy a box of moon pies when back in the 70′s and share with me. I was hooked at a young age and continue to enjoy both the chocolate and vanilla to this day. Delicious treat!

  40. Debbie says:

    A big ole box Moon Pies would make me happy!

  41. CAROL says:

    I Always Love Moon Pie They My Favorite What A Great Taste

  42. Martha says:

    I love Moon Pies….. my friend Tami and I share them at work! Makes for a great day :) We love chocolate!!!!

  43. Bobbie Orr says:

    Love the Vanilla Double Decker Moonpies.:)

  44. Pete Elizondo says:

    i love the chocalate moon pies, with a nice coca cola.

  45. Pete Elizondo says:


  46. i love moon pies.thire the bomb.

  47. P Clemons says:

    Now if we could get the RC Cola folks to give away a six pack of RC with the Moon Pie give away we would have it made in the shade!!

  48. Debbie says:

    I LOVE peanut butter Moon Pies!!! : )

  49. C Crownover says:

    Love Moonpies…any flavor!

  50. Melissa says:

    Chocolate! But I wish I had seen the coconut cream when they were here. How about a re release for Thanksgiving?

    • Moonpie Mike says:

      Those were a limited run as a test product for Mardi Gras. There seems to be a lot of interest in the Coconut flavored MoonPies, so they may make a return one day.



  52. Terra says:

    I love Moon pies, the cocoanut cream sounds great,

  53. STEVE RICH says:

    Let the winning begin.

  54. Nelda says:

    Sure wished the coconut moon pies would return! They were so good! Now my favorite is the orange ones. So very good!

  55. Renee says:

    I have grown up on moonpies… still the same great product ! Just more flavors to choose from……….hummmm do you make a butterscotch flavor?

  56. John McDole says:

    Loved MoonPie since catching them at Mardi Gras in Mobile Alabama in the 1960′s until present. I absolutely love and recommend the new mint flavor! There are imitations thrown during Mardi Gras but ONLY real MoonPie brand make it to my face! One day I want to take a tour of the factory in Chattanooga too!

  57. colleen dalrymple says:

    My better half just loves the Moonpies and every chance i get them i do

  58. bmr250 says:

    Nuttin like Moon Pie and RC … Even the diet RC works if you can’t find the original!

  59. Anita C says:

    Hi Mike this is a great blog!
    I am a Moon Pie junkie for last sixty five years!
    From my days in my hometown of Chattanooga to the
    island of Guam. Now my sisters give me Moon Pie’s as
    birthday gifts :-)
    Moon Pie’s are one of the only home town
    made products we still find :-)
    I’ve tried each of the varieties but always
    go back to chocolate. Would love to read of any new releases
    that are planned for the future.

  60. Tom Conkey says:

    Orange is my personal favorite!

  61. Jean Leonard says:

    I have eaten moonpies (and RC Colas) since I was a little kid and I’m now approaching 70 next week!! I am diabetic but I force myself to stick to the small ones as a treat once in a while!! I think not being able to eat a moonpie every day is one of the things I regret most about being diabetic!!!

  62. virginia mayfield says:

    moonpies are the best. I went to Tenn. to get a moonpie t-shirt this month. I had one in the past but it got pretty worn. I would love to win some moonpies and I tried the peanutbutter. I liked the crunchy cookies in it.Keep on making those moonpies for all us moonpie lovers.

  63. anton says:

    i want banana or peanut butter,yum!!!!~

  64. kim says:

    Mmmmmmmmoonpies! They give me SWAG

  65. Patrick Lemelle says:

    I have to say that the banana Moonpie is my favorite!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for such a delicious treat!

  66. De Anna B. says:

    Vanilla Moonpies Rock! Also, good for making Banana Pudding.

  67. Roberta S. Brackett says:

    I love them all, especially the scrumpious new Mini Mint, they are to die for. However, cannot find them here and have to have them sent by my sister in Memphis. Why, oh why can’t I get them here? Also would love to try the peanut butter ones, alas, they, too, are not to be found here.

  68. Barbara Miller says:

    Sheldon Cooper’s Meemaw nicknamed him Moonpie cause he was so sweet she could just eat him up. You need to send him a T-shirt to wear on the show. BAZINGA, Y’all!

  69. ruth says:

    Love cholote Moonpie

  70. Melissa Rickard says:

    I once saw a play in Tennessee and a line in it is by this soldier who says how other people that he serves with have never heard of a moon pie. now everytime we buy moon pies we say that line. we love them.

  71. CAROL says:

    I love Chocolate&Strawberry Moon pies

  72. nathanscourt.com says:

    Banana Moonpies would be my number one item requested if I was on remote island! Those things are Delicious!

  73. Connie says:

    My hubby loves the orange moon pies! He would love a box of mini-orange moon pies!

  74. dell howse says:

    would love some orange moon pies

  75. We miss getting our Mint Moon Pies from Piggly Wiggly in North Carolina. The Marine Corps sent us to El Paso, Texas and my daughter is going crazy trying to find a place locally that sells Mint Moon Pies. I think we are going to have to break down and buy them online and get her a case for her birthday.

    • Moonpie Mike says:

      Stephanie –

      The cost of a case of MoonPies on our website plus shipping is usually a lot cheaper than you can get them in stores. (If you buy them by the case, the shipping is the same as shipping one box).

      If you aren’t ready for the shipping route, do you have a Cracker Barrel, Family Dollar, Dollar General or Bass Pro Shop near you? Most of their stores carry MoonPies.

      • Cindy Stantz says:

        I am in love with double chocolate moonpies but am having trouble finding them in our area of Indiana. Can find the mini at dollar general, but they leave me wanting more. Haven’t seen the mint or peanut butter. How can I order them online? thank you so much

        • Moonpie Mike says:

          Cindy – You can order on our website – http://www.moonpie.com/shop Please note that shipping one box of MoonPies costs almost the same as shipping a case, due to minimum shipping costs we are charged. We recommend buying multiple boxes of MoonPies or a box and a t-shirt or other MoonPie merchandise to help offset the shipping costs.

  76. Mary says:

    I LOVE the Vanilla Double Deckers. Yummm.

  77. Don Winters says:

    Golly! Nothing better than a lightly warmed Moon Pie and an RC!

  78. Heather says:

    A root beer or candy corn flavored moon pie would be soooooooo awesome. But if I had to pick, I like the traditional chocolate.

  79. Rachelle says:

    I love moon pies and rc cola

  80. Rachael says:

    i give away mini chocolate moon pies at work yo my co-workers. They all love me for it!

  81. Cassandra K says:

    I eat a mini one almost everyday for breakfast! Yum!

  82. William B says:

    mmm mmm mmmmmmm G00D!!!!!!!

  83. Ashley H says:

    Love me some MoonPies!!!

  84. Charolette Dingley says:

    Every year when we isited my papaw in Virginia (we lived in Ohio) he would walk us to the corner storeand buy us a pie and a dope. (moonpie and coke)
    Loved them then and still lovethem now. Great memories!!!

  85. david wayne says:

    i just love moonpies….i like the lemon flavor ones……but my favorite is the banana ones slightly warmed.

  86. Larry says:

    Great snack!

  87. Chris says:

    Is a case of RC Cola in the deal?

  88. David Ebel says:

    I seldom see them now in San Diego .. but growing up and when we lived in the Atlanta area they were a staple treat for the whole family! I have lots of great Moon Pie memories!

  89. Cindy Murrell says:

    I never see them much in my area and when I came to the web site and I saw that you make strawberry moon pie’s I would love to try them, so when I went looking for them I found Banana one’s so I bought them, So can you tell me were I can find them?

    • Moonpie Mike says:

      Cindy – Strawberry isn’t as popular as the other flavors so they are harder to find. We use distributors to send MoonPies all over the country, so while we have a general idea of which stores have MoonPies, we don’t usually know which flavors they have. Do you have a Bass Pro Shop, Cracker Barrel, Family Dollar or Dollar General near you? Most of these stores carry MoonPies. We also have a few grocery store chains listed on this page of our website: http://moonpie.com/52

  90. raleigh338 says:

    I can remeber my elementary teachers eating that for lunch. My Mom love them with RC that was her favor,

  91. Mary says:

    moonpie mike: just spent the wknd in Louisville for the oak and the derby. highlight of my trip was loading up on moonpies at the moonpie general store in Chattanooga. moonpies are not that easy to come by in Calif. we have lots of other good stuff, tho… so if you are ever in my neck of the woods, you bring the mp and the stories….I’ll bring all the other goodness that no. cal is famous for…..