Did you know that Key Lime Pie is so popular as a symbol of Florida that it was officially designated as the Florida state pie in 2006? If you have family, friends, business associates, employees or vendors with roots in Florida, delivery of a Key Lime Pie to Chicago, Aurora, Joliet or Peoria would be the perfect gift and a delightful reminder of home.
Sweet Street Desserts makes an extraordinary line of delicious premium products that are rated #1 in taste and appearance in the restaurant industry. In fact, we bake desserts for restaurants in 60 countries around the world and have earned a reputation for excellence. Our desserts have even been served at The White House and the Grammy Awards!
If you’re looking for unique gifts to impress your colleagues or loved ones, or are celebrating your own special event, such as a birthday party, anniversary party, Sunday brunch or even a wedding, nothing could be better than receiving one of our mouth-watering cakes, pies, cheesecakes, cupcakes, brownies or other high-quality desserts.
Our Sweet Street Key Lime Pie is authentically Florida. It has the refreshing tartness you would expect from Key Limes, and we make it with the highest-quality eggs, sugar, cream, butter and other ingredients. The pie has a Graham cracker and granola crust and is topped off with delicate whipped cream. Perfection!
Other popular pies include our decadent Chocolate PB Pie w/Reese’s®, our melt-in-your-mouth Caramel Apple Granny®, and the intoxicating, authentic Bourbon Pecan Pie. With such a wide selection, you’ll find something for everyone on your gift list.
What is a Key Lime?
A “Key” lime (Latin name: Citrus aurantifolia ‘Swingle’) is a small, yellowish citrus fruit that is a totally different variety from the darker green “Persian” limes we see everywhere. Key limes are also called West Indian or Mexican limes. They are similar in size to a ping-pong ball or a golf ball. They have thinner skin than Persian limes and are sweeter but more intense in flavor. Substituting Persian limes for Key limes will not result in the same luscious pie.
Who Invented Key Lime Pie?
The inventor of the first Key Lime pie was never documented, but a famous Key West, Florida botanist named Jack Simons was the first to take credit for it in the early 20th century. Others say the recipe was created by “Aunt Sally,” the cook for a prominent Bahamian-born ship salvager and Key West millionaire, William Curry.
And still others say the recipe was probably adapted from one eaten by local Key West sponge fishermen who concocted a mixture of Key lime juice, canned milk and eggs which did not require cooking or refrigeration. No matter who invented it, Key Lime Pie has become one of America’s favorite regional desserts.
Ordering from Sweet Street Desserts
At Sweet Street, we freeze and ship our freshly baked desserts in insulated Styrofoam containers with dry ice to keep them fresh. We ship via FedEx throughout the United States (except Alaska and Hawaii) and cannot ship to P.O. boxes.
Whether you order gifts for 100 colleagues and clients or a single treat for yourself, each dessert will include your customized gift message, and will arrive at your recipient’s door with complete instructions for defrosting, handling, serving and storage. Our goal is to have our gourmet desserts delivered in perfect condition, no matter how far they travel.
Satisfy everyone’s cravings by ordering a Sweet Street Key Lime Pie for delivery to Chicago, another part of Illinois, and throughout the continental United States. Shop online 24-hours-a-day to find out more about our products, our food service program, or for help with popular corporate gift ideas.