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Union Made Pie for Pi Day

March 14, 2019 Updated: September 8, 2020

While The Thrillist may have been quick to point out that March 14 is technically “Pi Day” and not “Pie Day,” it’s safe to say most of us are just happy to have any excuse to eat pie.

Here’s what The Thrillist had to say about Pi Day:

First and foremost, Pi Day is a celebration of the mathematical constant, π (pi), or 3.14159265359. As you can see, the date is literally the first three major numbers, when you write March 14 in a numerical format, like 3/14. That’s right: Pi Day is about math, but thankfully, someone made it fun with pies. Best of all, a lot of people tend to celebrate the occasion with pizza, too, which arguably makes Pi Day better than National Pie Day.

To us, that sounds like you’d better play it safe and eat pie on both days just to be sure. If you’re looking to get extra festive and show your union pride while you’re celebrating, you’ve got two options:

1.) Buy a Pie

If you’re not the baking type, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. UFCW members from Local 700 make Marie Callender’s frozen pre-made pies, so you can feel good about supporting good jobs while indulging your sweet tooth. You can even top them off with some Local 700-made Reddi-Wip to boot.

2.) Bake a Pie

You can go traditional and make a cherry pie with UFCW-made Lucky Leaf cherry pie filling, or be controversial and make a cheesecake with UFCW-made Philadelphia cream cheese. Is a cheesecake a pie? The debate is ongoing on that one, but we can all agree more cheesecake isn’t a bad thing.

Need Inspiration? Here’s a few ideas:
  • Peaches and Cream Pie – uses UFCW-made Del Monte canned peaches, Philadelphia cream cheese, and Jello pudding mix
  • Pear Pie – in case you are tired of apple, try this pear pie with UFCW-made Breakstone sour cream. Bonus points if you can snag a Marie Callender’s frozen pie crust
  • Cherry Cheese Pie – this simple, no-bake pie is a classic and uses Lucky Leaf cherry pie filling plus more Philadelphia cream cheese
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