The “scooter pie” is similar to the older “moon pie,” with both featuring marshmallow sandwiched between graham crackers and covered in chocolate. “Scooter pie"was trademarked in 1959 and was sold by Burry’s(then part of Quaker Oats).
The name “scooter pie” was in honor of “The Scooter”—New York Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto (1917-2007).
Old Time Candy
Scooter Pies are a version of Moon Pies named after NY Yankees shortstop Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto. They have 2 graham-like crackers sandwiching a layer of marshmallow covered with chocolate.
(OldTimeCandy.com coupon page.—ed.)
In the 70s
Food of the Seventies, Scooter Pies
The Moon Pie goes to college. Same concept, marshmallow between two crumbly graham crackers covered with chocolate, only way better. Made by the Bury Company of Ohio. You can still get ‘em at http://www.hometowntreats.com, but they are made by another company.
Wikipedia: Phil Rizzuto
Philip Francis Rizzuto (September 25, 1917 – August 13, 2007), nicknamed “The Scooter”, was an Italian American Major League Baseball shortstop. He spent his entire 13-year baseball career for the New York Yankees (1941–1956). Rizzuto was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994.
14 January 1960, Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard, pg. 10 ad:
(P&C Food Markets—ed.)
15 June 1960, Trenton (NJ) Evening Times, pg. 32, col. 2 ad:
BURRY SCOOTER PIES...1 lb. pkg. 49c
26 May 1961, Hartford (CT) Courant, “Memorial Day Planning Includes Music, Parade, pg.26B:
Thursday. pizza, lettuce and pear salad. wax beans, scooter pie.
29 October 1961, Hartford (CT) Courant, “Women’s Group Sets Holly Fairm” pg. C3:
...tomato soup, peanut butter or tuna fish salad sandwiches; scooter pies.
New York (NY) Times
WPIX in Yank Finale Today?
Published: September 12, 1996
Will today’s game against the Tigers be the final Yankee telecast on WPIX-TV/Channel 11? There may be no more birthday wishes or Scooter Pie references by Phil Rizzuto if WPIX cannot make a deal with the MSG Network.
New York (NY) Daily News
BY SALLIE HAN
Saturday, October 04, 1997
Another distant cousin of the Mallomars is the Scooter Pie named after Yankee legend Phil (Scooter) Rizzuto. Unfortunately, it tastes like a down-market knockoff of Mallomars.
Biography of an out-of-this-world snack
By David Magee
Lookout Mountain, TN: Jefferson Press
In northern regions of the country and the Midwest, a similar snack called a “ Scooter Pie” began to claim shelf space. It is no longer made but had been produced at the time by Nabisco, and one-time connoisseurs of the Scooter Pie say it only resembled the Moonpie in size and general composition, meaning it had marshmallow and cookes as base elements.
Scooter Pies or Moon Pies?
Posted by Lvn4life, August 22, 2011 at 1:01 PM
Ok so I must admit I grew up in the very early 70’s and had a “scooter pie” everyday as a treat!! And then I hear about “moon pies” and wasnt sure if it was the same treat I ate in my youth!?! Granted i’ve had some say that the scooter pie is a remake of the original moon pie but wanted to get your perspective. So what are you thoughts?
Moon pies came first, toward the beginning of the 20’th century, then Burry (original bakery for Girl Scout Cookies) started selling Scooter pies sometime in the ‘60’s I believe. Both are basically two round graham crackers with marshmallow cream sandwiched between and covered in a flavored candy coating (chocolate, vanilla, and banana as I recall). Moon Pies are still around and come in a few other flavors like lemon, Scooter Pies went out of production when Burry’s was sold.
mightymouse at 1:08AM on 08/24/11
I grew up with Scooter Pies as well. The name is in tribute to late baseball great, Phil ‘Scooter’ Rizzuto.
Mares at 4:08PM on 08/27/11
Word Mark SCOOTER PIE
Goods and Services IC 030. US 046. G & S: COOKIES. FIRST USE: 19591217. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19591217
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 72203529
Filing Date October 7, 1964
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Registration Number 0834843
Registration Date September 5, 1967
Owner (REGISTRANT) QUAKER OATS COMPANY, THE CORPORATION NEW JERSEY MERCHANDISE MART PLAZA CHICAGO ILLINOIS
(LAST LISTED OWNER) CHATTANOOGA BAKERY, INC. CORPORATION TENNESSEE 175 HAMM ROAD CHATTANOOGA TENNESSEE 37405
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record HOWARD C. MISKIN
Disclaimer APPLICANT DISCLAIMS EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO THE WORD “PIE,” SEPARATE AND APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN, BUT RESERVES ALL COMMON LAW RIGHTS IN AND TO SAID WORD.
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECTION 8(10-YR) 20090211.
Renewal 2ND RENEWAL 20090211
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