Neal and I have a few traditions, which I love!
- Watching Peanuts movies on various holidays each year like It’s the Great Pumpkin, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Be My Valentine… and secretly I’m hoping we’re watching Snoopy’s Getting Married soon ;)
- Wickedly awesome Wednesdays… Neal’s turkey burgers and our DVR (Top Chef, Chopped, and Next Food Network Star tend to be on the docket, though I have an evil plan to get Project Runway on the Wednesday night lineup)
But one of my new favorite traditions falls on our anniversary each year. Over the past two years, Neal and I have found ourselves each July conducting our very own throwdown!! Last year for our anniversary we went to Philly and found ourselves having a Philly cheesesteak throwdown. It was awesome!
So this year when we went to the Florida Keys, I just knew a key lime pie throwdown was in order.
We bought 1 piece of original key lime pie from each store and found a nearby bench to conduct the throwdown.
The Key Lime Pie Company (seen on left) was light and creamy, perfectly sweet and tart at the same time. Kermit’s Key Lime Pie (seen on right) was a completely different constancy, having a thicker consistency with a tarter filling. They were both fantastic and yet so different.
Neal was in heaven and I couldn’t complain either!!
In the end, the Key West Key Lime Pie Company was the clear winner. It was so creamy, well balanced, and had a wonderful graham cracker crust. It also happened to win Bobby Flay’s Throwdown, which is awesome (Neal has a man crush on Bobby Flay).
Neal and I had a blast conducting our second anniversary throwdown and I can’t wait to see where year 3 takes us.