Moonpie General Stores64 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 09:30 pm]
- Address: Rainbow Market, 48 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 09:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8437243525
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Market, Family And Kids, Specialty Shop
The ‘moonpie’ is the taste of history as they say it in Charleston. Once it so happened that the coal miners were very tired and one of them went to this bakery and asked them if they have something as big as the moon. The owner could not serve him then but the next week he came to the miners with a snack that was a perfect blend of marshmallows, grahams and chocolates and it was in the shape of a moon and it was also very filling. It was since then that the moonpie generation started and the legacy is still on.
The demand started increasing and so did the production. Out of all snacks from this store, the moonpie vanished as soon as they were served. Later after the American War the demand was on its peak and as years passed by many versions of the mother moon pie started coming out to suit the taste of all people. This store is the only one in the country to sell these as they have the patents of their own discovery and no one else knows the technique. Thus, your trip can never be completed without one visit at least to this shop.
Moonpie General Stores Travel Tips
- They also sell packets and boxes if you want to take those back home.
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Moonpie General Stores Reviews & Ratings
A very cute little stop in the shopping district. The people here are so nice and it's worth stopping in even just to look around.
They closed up shop and moved. Wished they would have updated the listing as we made a point to go out of our way and try to visit the store. My kids love going here everytime we are in Charleston.
You don't see this kind of shop everyday. It reminded me as a cross between the NY Candy Store and the now defunct 'Five and Dime'. Nope, you can't find a place like it. You want retro, they got retro. The odd, the eerie, the unusual, the Bacon flavored soda. Yeps.
My wife and I stopped here to look around and get a milkshake at the old style ice cream counter in the back. One of the best milkshakes I've had in a while. Very fun atmosphere as well! Definitely worth stopping in and taking a look around, be sure to treat yourself to a milkshake as well!
Old fashioned kids store and of course FRESH Moonpies