If you were around the Kansas City area from 1980 to 2004, then you should be quite familiar with Tippin’s and are going to love this giveaway for two ways to win a fabulous Tippin’s pie. If you are not familiar with Tippin’s, here is a little history for you.
Tippin’s restaurants were sprinkled throughout Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas and were a staple to those areas being famous for pie, in about every flavor you could imagine. The last Tippin’s closed in the summer of 2004 and although the restaurants have been closed for quite some time, the pies live on.
Ball’s Food Stores rescued a piece of the Kansas City pie legend, by buying the brand and creating Tippin’s Gourmet Pies. The pies are made fresh all day long locally in Kansas City, Kansas. The pies are available at grocery stores in the Kansas City metro and beyond including St.Louis, Tulsa, Wichita and more.
If your local grocery store happens to be a Dillons or Hen House, now is your chance to win one just in time for the holidays.
Details on winning the pie will come in a bit but first I have to tell you that if you were a fan of the pies, they are as good now as they were back then.
How do I know? My sister and I recently got together and since this opportunity came up for me to write about their pies, we decided we had better try one for old time sake as she used to work there in high school.
Not all pies are available at every store and some carry only the cream, some just fruit and others both. You can check the pie finder on the Tippin’s website for the closest store near you. If you find there is no store close to you, fear not as you can order them online and they will be shipped right to your door! My store happen to be Dillons in Wichita, Kansas where I found the beloved and classic French silk.
If you end up browsing the Tippin’s website, you will find a page with stories from devoted fans sharing their memories of the beloved restaurant and pie! So in addition to the giveaway, I must share my beloved memories with you, so, back to the French silk pie…
It looked just like we remembered with the fancy lattice design of fresh whip cream topped with hand-made chocolate curls. Although, it looked the same, the question was, did it taste the same?
It did! And wow, how that first bite brought back a flood of memories. The chocolate filling was decadent, rich and smooth and there is no mistaking the taste of the real whip cream topping. The combination of the crust which is slightly salty and crunchy paired with creaminess of the sweet pie filling is one reason why this pie is their most popular seller.
I certainly had my share of Tippin’s food and their pies growing up as both of my sisters worked there in high school. After every shift worked, they got to bring a piece of pie home and many times being the little sister, they let me choose the flavor. Between the two of them working we literally had pie everyday!
Tippin’s peanut butter merengue pie was one of my favorites! I also loved the Boston cream pie, coconut cream, key lime, pecan, fresh strawberry when it was in season, German chocolate and of course the classic French silk. Really, I never met one I did not like.
Tippin’s was our families go to place for pretty much every occasion. My mom always gave her parents Tippin’s gift certificates when gift giving was in order and they loved it. When they passed and we were cleaning out their things, we found a stack of the old gift certificates in a cabinet which gave us a good laugh at that much needed time.
In addition to pie, their cornbread and frisco burger was my go to meal. I have mastered the corn bread recipe and still make it to this day for our family.
Years ago, my husbands grandpa was visiting us from out of town and whatever meal I was making included the cornbread. He was a sweet man who was just a little rough around the edges and leaned over to my husband and said, “God damn that woman makes good cornbread.” I can still hear him saying that to this day and is one of my fondest memories. One of these days I will get the cornbread recipe up on the blog for you. If you cannot wait for it just email me and I will send it your way.
Now that I have taken a walk down memory lane, we can get back to business on that giveaway!
If your local grocery store is a Dillons or Hen House you can enter to win! Hen House is offering a gift certificate, good for one Tippin’s Pie and Dillon’s, a gift card for $20.
To enter just leave comment of you favorite Tippin’s memory, favorite Tippin’s pie flavor or if you are not familiar with Tippin’s, your favorite pie flavor in general. Also please specify if your store is Hen House or Dillons.
Contest will be open for one week and close midnight Wednesday, November 16. Winner will be chosen using random.org. Winner will be notified via email and the certificate or gift card will be sent to you to use on your favorite pie, just in time for the holidays.
If you do not have a Hen House or Dillons close to you but know someone who does, please feel free to share this giveaway with them.
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My favorite is the seasonal fresh strawberry pie, then the French Silk. I used to buy them at Hen House in KC, but thanks to you, I know know they have some of the pies here in Hutchinson, KS! Thanks!
Love the French silk pie!!
I think they used to have a pie that was a combo french silk/pecan and it was so good. I remember going to the Tippins in Overland Park and wishing we could just skip the meal and go straight to dessert. The French Silk is still amazing, I will say.
My favorite is the French Silk or the Coconut Cream. I still miss the restaurants. They were a favorite hangout during my college years.
My favorite Tippin’s Pie is Lemon Meringue. I used to love to go to the Tippin’s restaurant for breakfast especially. I could have pie for dessert after breakfast! YUMMY!!
I loved the Tippin’s French Silk and I think there was a chocolate chip pecan? Not sure, it’s been a long time! Would love to try one again!
Any thing from Tippin’s are delicious.
One of my favorites was Strawberry-Rhubarb. I also remember how delicious the French Silk pie was. I haven’t had a Tippin’s pie for years.
My favorite pie is French Silk Pie from Tippins.
I remember my mom telling me about tippins! I don’t remember eating one of their pies, but I would like to!
I have never tried Tippin’s pies but pecan pies are my favorite because they remind me of my Southern grandma.
We love the Key Lime Pie
I remember going to Pippins first, and then it changed to Tippins. My whole family would go on special occasions such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. I was just a kid back then, but I remember cold green beans that were delicious! And the cornbread…I’m going to email you for that recipe. It was sweet and so yummy! I fell in love with Coconut Cream Pie at Tippins and it’s the only one I’d ever get. I haven’t had a Tippins Pie in YEARS! I’m closest to a Dillons so that would work best for me. Thank you for running this contest!
My favorite memory was actually liking the crust on the pie for the first time ever! Back in the 80’s when they had the metal pie pans.