We have a little family tradition of heading “down the shore,” as they say in Philadelphia, at the end of the summer. That’s how I found myself standing in front of Peace Pie’s little service window in Ventnor City wondering if I hadn’t heard the price of my order incorrectly.
Peace Pie, as you might guess, is a little shop that sells ice cream sandwiches. We had promised the boys some ice cream and the shop we had intended to visit was closed, so Peace Pie it was!
I ordered 5 “pies”:
- Triple Vanilla (Sammy)
- Triple Chocolate Brownie (Declan)
- Thin Mint (Marisa)
- Boston Cream (Me)
- Peanut Butter Pretzel (last minute bonus!)
The website makes it clear that the price is $8 per pie, which is $3 more than I had expected. The little window I ordered from, however, didn’t make it as clear. In fact, I don’t think I saw the price listed anywhere (though it could have been there and I just didn’t notice). When the person helping me said, “$40” I had assumed I misheard (as mentioned above). The good news is that my hearing is just fine.
Is a peace pie worth $8?
I relucantly must say, yes. It was pretty darned tasty and I’d buy another one:
The ice cream is good, the shortbread cookie has just the right structural integrity to last as long as you need it, and the toppings hit the mark. I’d still like them to be slightly less pricey, but what can you do? I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy one, but I’d totally get one if I happened upon one of their locations.
Declan seemed to like his too:
Sammy’s enjoyment was less dramatic, but just as strong.