5 Things you Need to Know Today in Worcester

by Patrick Sargent | February 10, 2021

In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com explores five important items and stories that Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents should keep a close eye on.

These five things can cover a whole range of subjects and issues that we feel are pertinent to understanding what’s going on in the city and the cities and towns surrounding Worcester.

In today’s edition – February 10, 2021 – the FBI warns of online romance scammers, the Worcester Fire Department receives a state grant for student fire safety education, get a chocolate-covered strawberry pie for Valentine’s Day at Table Talk Pies, Worcester Art Museum exhibit goes virtual this year, and gas prices are up five cents this week in Massachusetts.

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I ate the Table Talk Snozzberry Pie to see if it really tastes like snozzberries (Mass Live)

I don’t know what Gene Wilder was thinking about when he said that the “snozzberries taste like snozzberries,” but the new limited edition Snozzberry Pie from Table Talk Pies in Worcester is probably pretty close.

It’s a mystery medley melding multitudes of merry muddled monosaccharides. Matter of fact, it might be the most mirthful mishmash of miscellaneous material my mouth may meet — minus my mother’s magnificent makings.

The mini-pie was the product of a partnership with the Hanover Theatre ahead of their venue’s upcoming musical production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and is available at The Pie Store on Green St. in Worcester and will run you two for $1 — less than an actual Wonka bar these days.

Some pies even have a golden ticket for free admissions to opening night at the Hanover Theatre (I didn’t win). But let’s get to the real question: What the heck does it taste like?

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A chocolate eclair Milkshake? Here’s your definitive ranking of the top Table Talk Pie milkshakes made at company’s Worcester shop (Mass Live)

Whether you’re trying to beef up for the football team, recover from a tonsillectomy, or find maximum indulgence in a cup, there’s a milkshake waiting for you at the Table Talk Pie Store in Worcester.

Manager Caitlin Enck finds herself fielding the same question over and over again: “Does the Table Talk Pie Store sell anything besides — pie?”

The answer is: not really.

It’s a better business model than you think. American psychologist Barry Schwartz built his entire career on the finding that offering consumers fewer choices makes them happier. The Table Talk Pie Store is an excellent example of this.

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With a secret spice blend created by two Worcester favorites, Wormtown Brewery and Table Talk Pies pumpkin pie ale is back for fall (Mass Live)

What happens when you dump 30 8-inch pumpkin pies, more than 100 pounds of pumpkin puree and a secret spice recipe into a 30-barrel batch of beer? You get the most Worcester ale ever.

With summer in the rearview mirror, Worcester companies Table Talk Pies and Wormtown Brewery have once again teamed up to release the Table Talk Pumpkin Pie Ale.

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Worcester’s Table Talk Pies wins 8 first-place ribbons at 2019 APC National Pie Championships

Masslive.com by: Michael Bonner April 19, 2019  

In a state that’s celebrated a World Series and a Super Bowl within the last year, Worcester-based Table Talk Pies continued the winning tradition at the 2019 APC Nation Pie Championships earlier this month.

The commercial pie producer took first place in eight divisions over three categories at the national pie championships in Orlando, Florida. Hundreds of pies were judged by 200 judges during the two-day competition.

In the Family Category, Table Talk’s won blue ribbons in the cherry and nut flavors with the Cherry Almond Crunch Table Talk Pie and Pecan Table Talk Pie respectively. read more

Table Talk Pies teaming up with Rocco’s Doughnut Company

Table Talk Pies teaming up with Rocco’s Doughnut Company for another batch of special donuts

What could make an already-great pie better? Turning it into a donut, of course. Thankfully two Central Massachusetts businesses had the same idea.

Worcester’s Table Talk Pies is once again teaming up with Millbury-based Rocco’s Doughnut Company to bring back donuts based on Table Talk’s popular pie flavors.

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Rocco’s, Table Talk Pies team up to create pie doughnuts

www.masslive.com By Aviva Luttrell Rocco’s, Table Talk Pies team up to create pie doughnuts just in time for Thanksgiving Two iconic Worcester County businesses are teaming up to create the ultimate Thanksgiving treat. Millbury-based Rocco’s Doughnut Company is joining forces with Worcester’s Table Talk Pies to create their first-ever pie doughnuts. “This has been in the works for over a month now and we are so excited to finally be able to share it with you guys,” Rocco’s wrote on Facebook. read more