Food of the Seventies, Scooter Pies

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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 www.hometowntreats.com, but they are made by another company.
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AK - April 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I agree; these were way better than Moon Pies!
gerald reece - May 31, 2008 - Report this comment
i loved scooter pies i ate them as a kid in the late 60s but havent seen them since and i think that they are better than moon pies. i saw them online but never thought to order them when i had the chance. i dont know if anyone has seen lipton instant tea with lemon and a touch of mint it was in the late 60s early 70s and i thought it was great but i wrote lipton and they cant seem to help me can anybody help?
steve - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
They were the best. They came in vanillia, chocolate and strawbery Bury's made them They also made Mr. chips, Guacho's peniut butter cookies and Fiddle Sticks....chocolate covered waffers. Food was better then.
george e martinez - July 23, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG! I remembered Scooter Pies back in the 1960's They were better than Moon Pies. But sadly I can't find Scooter Pies anywhere. The next to Scooter Pies are Little Debbies Marshmallow Pies (banana & chocolate) which are good BUT are no subsitute to the original Scooter Pies.
Darlene - August 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember scooter pies when I was a kid. I loved them. They where the best. My mom would put them in my lunch for school I couldn't wait to eat them. I wish we could still buy them.
John in Boston - September 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I was a rugrat in the 70's and we had scooter pies all the time.........my dad would give me a scooter pie and glass of cola or ginger ale to get me to go to bed; I loved them and I was surprised to come across this page. You can still get them in New England but Little Debbie are much more common. I had no idea they called them moon pies down south until I went into the military.
Michele - October 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to love Salerno Scooter Pies in the purple box. I just bought Moon Pies int he store and they are nowhere near as good.
Suzette - October 23, 2008 - Report this comment
In the 70's and I was in a boarding school in Manila - you can leave valuables in your room, desk etc. But never ever leave Scooter Pie . . . someone will swipe it!
Art - October 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I use to love scooter pies too. Didn't they have a thin line of red cherry on the marshmellow? My wife says no but I think they did.
JerseyWarren - January 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I could swear that Bury's had only one r yet the box in the picture spells it with two rs! I think it's not the same bakery (which went out of business) but a knockoff. Anyway, I've had Moon Pies and they don't even come close to Scooter Pies. (But of course, nothing made in the South is as good as stuff made in the North. Dunkin' Donuts are way better than Krispy Kreme, etc.)
steve - February 10, 2009 - Report this comment
i loved the scooter pie when i was a kid. i grew up in the north east which must have been the land of the scooter pie. cause i live in south redneckville now where the moon pie is considerd an energy bar. i cant make this up. im at work right now watching one of my coworker eat a moon pie. he says he's never heard of a scooter pie so i googled one, and now here i am. i can tell you this. all of us that havn't had a scooter pie in years be thankfull because there not good for your teeth. just goto any gas n sip in the south and ask any single toothed hillbillie how that moon pie taste. and with a snagle tooth smile the'll say great.
stan derickson - February 24, 2009 - Report this comment
When in college the scooter pie company left out the ingredient that preserved the pies. They could not sell them so they donated a truckload of them to the college. The college in turn gave a case to each student (small school) and fed them in the cafeteria. As time went on the lack of preservative allowed them to turn a little chewy - well a lot chewy, but they were much improved to me since they lasted much longer :-P Thanks scooter pie company - hummm wonder if that relates to my diabetes? :-) probably not but certainly my weight back then :-)
Rita Taylor - March 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Scooter Pies. I used to get them in the school cafeteria in the early 70's for 10 cents each. I agree they were much better than the moon pies you can get now. Do you remember the jingle - They're mixed and they're baked by Burry's, so they're Burry , Burry Good.
Dianna - March 09, 2009 - Report this comment
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vincent - April 14, 2009 - Report this comment
growing up on scotter pies. I'm now 60 i saw a scoterpies in florida on a permotion they were the real thing only on the shelf days then gone forever i need a box for my niece she is 14 my brother who died 12 years ago could do a bx of scotters with a qt of cold mike in a flash. I myst have to her tye scotter story 100 times I just want her to know what her dad was about in part SCOTTER PIES WOW
Jim - May 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I've never heard of Moon Pies, but growing up in New England in the 60s and 70s, my mother used to buy Scooter Pies all the time. I used to love them cold out of the fridge. I haveen't seen them in many years and was wondering if they were still made.
Debbie L. - June 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I too am a true New England old tyme gal and I sure loved my Scooter Pies back in the 60's and 70's. I bet if they were to come back - even if it was for a short time - the Moon Pie lovers would know what a REAL chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker treat tasted like. Remember this... Heavens to Betsey Burry's are good The best darn cookie in the neighborhood So Burry, Burry good So Burry, Burry good I ought to know... I'm Betsey Burry Good golly, I can taste those delicious treats in my mouth and now I have a major craving... what can I tell you, I am your typical Baby Boomer. Now... Where can I get a Scooter Pie?
Lexi - June 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Scooter Pies are still sold where I live in NY but they are nasty. I think they are made by Salerno. They are also a lot smaller than the way they used to be. Scooter Pies were a lunch box staple for me growing up in the 70's. Now I would never buy them for my children. Just not the same taste.
Susan - June 24, 2009 - Report this comment
scooter pies are the best! where are they now?
John F - July 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm gonna sit down and pout. My Burry cookies ran out. I got the Burry Blues. The "I ain't got no Burry Blues". I'm gonna sit down and cry. I ate my last scooter pie. I got the Burry Blues. Anybody remember the rest? It's probably from the early to mid 70s.
Cheryl H. - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes I'm one of the many Scooter pie lovers out there. I remember getting then on the American air base Ramstein when we were stationed there in the 70's. We are Canadian and we have wagon wheels here but they do not compare with the yummy taste of a scooter pie!!! I think we should all banned together and star up a new scooter pie company. With us alone we would have touble keeping up with the orders!!!!
Lorey - August 10, 2009 - Report this comment
They were totally awsome. My daughter just asked what a scooter pie was, I told her to think of a moon pie and make it taste 50 times better. I went to the website listed above and the scooter pie prompt brings up actual scooters. Hey, if you remember scooter pies, who remembers "fizzies"?
Molly Daniels - September 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I hear mom talk about SCOOTER PIES all the time. She tells us that in her days there was not all this fast food and/or junk food so having a SCOOTER PIE was a real treat. Then all the kids would go outside and play, not like nowadays sitting in front of a TV or computer. My dad says he would give anything to have an original SCOOTER PIE as they were so delicious. Mom and I bought some Moon Pies and she said they were just OK, but nothing like the REAL THING - SCOOTER PIE. It would be a delight to have someone start up the SCOOTER PIE company. The Baby Boomers from New England loved Betsey Burry and her SCOOTER PIES.
Roz - October 07, 2009 - Report this comment
To the person who wants Lipton Mint and lemon,I peruse the lipton website often and have never seen that so think it is gone. They do have powdered iced tea with lemon and tea bags with mint, if that helps! And to the person who mentioned fiddle sticks. I have been trying to remember the name of those, thanks! Does anyone remember heyday bars? I last had one in 1980. So good.
vickie - October 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I went to school in Brooklyn N.Y. in the 60's and 70s where I first had my scooter pie; during snack and lunch time for only five cent in school.My husband always talk about the scooter pies he said he would never have less than three at any time,I love the scooter pie. There is a store located on Wavery Ave in Brooklyn New York that was still carrying the original SCOOTER PIE.I will visit New York in abouty a month from now OH by the way the name of the store is called KEY FOODS. GO TO WWWE.HOMETOWNTREATS.COM AND ORDER YOUR ORIGINAL SCOOTER PIES.
Big Daddy G - October 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up with Scooter Pies because my grandfather worked at Burry's in Elizabeth, NJ (my hometown) as a security guard, and would bring them home all the time. Years later I found Moon Pies - supposedly the original, but as far as I am concerned Scooter Pies were far superior. And when I was a kid there was only one kind - chocolate.
Victoria B - November 09, 2009 - Report this comment
We were rarely given Scooter Pies for a treat, but I remember a jingle that went "Treeeeemendeous, tummy-pattin', Scooter Pie!!!"
Mrs. H. - November 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up in the South and it was MOON Pies and a cola. They were made in 1917 and they are still being made in North Carolina!. Scooter Pies are just "Moon Pie" WannaBes. If you want the original, you have to go South!! Just like the Mickey D ice tea that is served in the North, not enough sugar.
Julie - December 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I found a website that sells Scooter Pies and all the old time candy fromthe 50's, 60's, 70's & 80's! www.oldtimecandy.com Loved my scooter pies! And the old Ralley bar, but can't find that anywhere now.
KC - January 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Ahh, the old 'North v/s the South'... Hey you, who lives in 'south redneckville': You might want to consider learning how to talk and spell before you start running down the South because you seem like the TEXTBOOK HILLBILLY yourself. Onto the Scooter Pie... I'm sure they were good, but the thing is, where are they now?? Moon Pies are still going strong and yes, they were the predecessor to all other impostors. Made right here in Chattanooga, Tennessee since 1917. Moon Pie and an RC, a Southern tradition! By the way, everything always seems better when you're a kid. ;-)
jeffry - January 16, 2010 - Report this comment
This is for all of you "Old Timers" out there. Eventhough I now live south of the Mason Dixon Line, I grew up in the 60's&70's in Southern Calif. I remember on the box, which was cardboard, was a graphic of a little boy on his scooter then the name Scooter Pie. My all time favorite was strawberry. I have had the various flavors of Moon Pies, Little Debbies and all other sorts of other type "pies", but they were and are not "SCOOTER PIES". Long Live Scooter Pies!
Kathie - January 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved Scooter Pies as a kid. I have named my dog Marshmello Scooter Pie, Scooter for short. I seem to remember the Marshmello was spelled without a W. Does anyone out there remember? The pic of the box on this site is not the real box.
Jimcomics - February 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Folks, if you've got a Dollar General store near you, you can find Moon Pies- your food megastore may not carry them, but Moon Pies and Dollar General are both from Chattanooga, so Dollar General carries them in every store. As for Fizzies, last year every Walgreen's carried them- you've just got to look around, folks! I'm in Wisconsin now, but grew up with Scooter Pies in upstate New York. I went to my local grocery store today and found Scooter Pies, with "50th Anniversary" packaging. First time I've seen them in decades- but now they're made by the Chattanooga Bakery, Inc., the same company that makes Moon Pies- but, as the wrapper on the 2pack (99 cents) says, "same great taste." Yes, I think it is.
paul - February 16, 2010 - Report this comment
scooter pies can be order on line at inthe70s.com
paul - February 16, 2010 - Report this comment
oops, sorry, i meant at oldtimecandy.com
BUD - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I WAS A SALESMAN FOR BURRY BISCUIT CO IN THE 1960.F0R 6 YEARS IN THE BALTO AREA. WOW WHAT A GREAT CO I SOLD SCOOTER PIES, MR CHIPS GAUCHOS FUDGETOWN.THE BEST JOB I EVER HAD. I KNEW MR BURRY AND THE WHOLE FAMILY. FINE MEMEORIES.
Lauren - February 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Scooter Pies are still around - they're now made by Chattanooga Bakery, but still taste great. I stumbled upon them in our local grocery chain in a 2 pie package ( 50th anniversary packaging), but haven't seen them since. I did do an online search and found a couple of places that still sell them.
ColdColdKev - March 31, 2010 - Report this comment
My Dad used to work for Burry. They were awesome... the cookie part was a real graham cracker. Very unique. Hey - what's with this...http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3226/2753886443_e96f0eb213.jpg
Debbie - April 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Scooter Piess...a thing of the past. I worked for Burry for a short time in Elizabeth NJ and they would put out trays of cookied everyday twice a day just for the employees. What a time...
chelsea - April 21, 2010 - Report this comment
YOU CAN GET THE SCOOTER PIE RIGHT AT THE CRACKER BARREL RESTAURANT - THEY SELL THEM THERE!
Sokitoomi - May 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Sorry to say, but the Scooter Pies we knew and loved are now made by the same bakery that makes Moon Pies, so although smaller in size then Moon Pies, taste exactly the same. Is there some irony here, Moon Pie, own Scooter Pie, aren't there antitrust laws against this kind of thing. I've found a replacement, from South Korea, if you're jonesing for Scooter Pies, try Orion Choco-Pies, they're not bad (more satisfying then Moon Pies), and come 12 to a package for around $2.49. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choco_Pie
elleseville - July 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I just love SCOOTER PIE! It was the perfect treat for me and my siblings for getting high grades in the mid-70s! My Dad used to get it at a US Base in the Philippines. Sad to say it disappeared in the 80s. I would surely brag about it to all my siblings who are now in their early 40s! We still reminisce about it during get-togethers. Hurray for Scooter Pie!
Doris Lanham - August 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Please, please, please bring back the original "scooter pies" their is nothing else that can take their place. Please do so--they were & are thee best ever.
RonM - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Wow, I can still hear the jingle in my head. "Scoot, scoot, scoot for a scooter pie..." "nobody hurry's the bakers at Burrys" :)
John Johnson - September 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Had it not been for scooter pies, hawaiian punch, and ho ho's I would have starved as a kid!
Jeffrey Helsel - October 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I just had a scooter pie two days ago. I found it in a store where I live in Pennsylvania. It cost 79 cents. It is so much better than a moon pie. It is moister.
Big Daddy - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
For anyone still looking for Scooter Pies, Cracker Barrel has been selling them, along with other candies, etc. from the 50's, 60's and 70's.
Hal - January 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Fe fum fo fi....love that giant SCOOTER PIE
double d - March 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I have worked at Cracker Barrel for 9 years and we have had them in our store all this time but I still can't tell the difference between a scooter pie and a moon pie. Help
Stanley - April 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I just purchase Scooters Pies from Cracker Barrel and they are nothing like the real mccoy. The taste, texture and chocolate are all completely different.
clayton westphal - April 27, 2011 - Report this comment
black jack gum and juicy fruit are shaped the same but are nothing alike. The Moon Pies, the Cracker Barrel scooter pies and little debbies marshmellow pies, dont compare to the original Burry Scooter Pies. The scooter pies had a darker chocolate, and a softer tastier cookie. The chocolate on the knock-offs always seem to be a poor grade chocolate more sugary then chocolate. The cookie crumblier and also too sweet and less tasty.
Ruth Llorens - June 14, 2011 - Report this comment
Went to Catholic school in VA and MD. Was able to get hot lunch on Friday's for a .25 cents. The rest of the week, us kids had Scooter Pies in every lunch box with a bag of Frito's, quartered apples, a sandwich; 3 cents for milk. 1st grade I'd get two cartons of milk, they were penny 1/2 a piece... yeah right???!!! haha! We'd get the strawberry and banana Scooter Pies too! Today's recipe for Scooter Pie's is pretty darn gross, too high in preservatives & other psuedo foods, them nasty chemical fillers.
gungi - August 19, 2011 - Report this comment
they're Burry Burry good, they're Burry Burry good, Gotta buy a Scooter Pie; I can't help but pat my tummy, cause they're yummy, Scooter Pies. So good for you and so nutricious(sp), they.re delicious Scooter Pies. maybe more. lpoved them in the 60's.
Luis - August 23, 2011 - Report this comment
We moved to California from Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1968, when I was six years old; I don't why, but for some reason Burry's wasn't selling them in Utah, so my first experience with them was when I woke up for my first day of school in Lancaster and saw the 'three giants' commercial on television. I thought the song was so catchy that I was singing it all day long on the playground-and before I knew it, the kids were all calling me "Scooter Pie"! It was my first nickname, and despite my best efforts to kill it, it stuck. Anyway, like everyone else, I loved 'em.
Buzzed Aldrin - November 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Yes! I'm craving one now. These things were the edible equivalent of oversized hockey pucks... or the circular version of Breakfast Squares :)
violet - February 20, 2012 - Report this comment
wow, i didn't even know what a moon pie was. found it dissapointing. i am now on the quest finding the reciepe for making scooter pies. yum!
Joanie - April 12, 2012 - Report this comment
There always was a box of Scooter Pies in our house growing up in the 60's and 70's and I haven't seen them since. And the best were made by Burry the same bakers that made the original Guacho Cookies. I have never had a Moon Pie, only Scooter Pies, my parents were both original from New Jersey but moved to California after they graduated from college. I could go for one right now.
anonymous - April 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Scooter Pies and Moon Pies are not the same thing! Scooters were much better!!! Today, Scooters, if you find them look at the package....they are made by the Moon Pie company and they claim they are the original Scooter Pie! Don't be fooled.....don't buy them if your hoping to find a Scooter inside the wrapper!
willie - April 22, 2012 - Report this comment
I am trying to find any place in Kansas City Missouri that still sale the scooter pie cookie. I remember eating the golden scooter pies as well as the chocolate ones. All's I can find anymore are those darn nasty moon pies.
Laura - June 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I grew up on the west coast and never saw scooter pies or moon pies. I only know of scooter pies from watching Laverne & Shirley :) At first I thought it was just a madeup thing because of brand name issues on TV but then I remembered Laverne always doing her milk and pepsi (another yummy thing) and figured if they talked about Pepsi, scooter pies must be real. I was watching the other day and got a craving for moon pies. I know they're not the same thing but the Moon Pies are all I know. Our family discovered them when we moved East. Mostly the south. Mississippi, Georgia then DC and now Virginia. I would love to try Scooter Pies because the picture on the box looks a lot better than the Moon Pies (which I think are yummy) but I guess I'll never get a chance.
Yvonne - August 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I was hoping Mothers Cookies would bring back the Fiddle Sticks, the Best Cookie Ever. Yvonne
Mary A - September 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I have mod stickers that came in a box of Scooter Pies that were purchased in a commissary overseas in 1968. Have never seen any since. Tried e-bay and Google to no avail.
Carol A - April 09, 2013 - Report this comment
I ate Scooter Pies as a kid back in the 60's, they were absolutely delicious!!! Moon Pies and the Little Debbie version are nothing in comparison to Scooter Pies!
Debbie K. - April 23, 2013 - Report this comment
I grew up in northern New Jerseyand remeber fondly the great taste of Scooter Pies made by Bury as well as their other cookies. One of my favorites was their butter cookies. I used to take a stack on my finger and eat them. The bury company used the best ingredients,not like the crap they sell today.Truly they were the Bury,Bury Best!
Debbie K. - April 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Sorry for the typo's.
Laura M. - June 05, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved Scooter Pies as a kid. The only place I ever got them was at my Grandparents house, and my PaPa would make us 7-up floats with neopolitan ice cream. I miss them, but mostly I miss what they represented...LOVE.
JuneMoonSpoon - August 23, 2013 - Report this comment
I grew up in New York and we had Scooter Pies. Never heard of a Moon Pie til after 18, 19 years old. I remember the, "they're baked, they're baked by Burry, so they're Burry, Burry good"!! Loved Gauchos - the peanut butter sandwich cookie. Now stock up on Girl Scout cookies as a subsitute.
John Tackettt - June 29, 2014 - Report this comment
Scooter Pies are now being made by the company that makes Moon Pies - http://www.moonpie.com/shop/index.php/moonpies/scooter-pie.html

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