My oldest nephew turned 15! For the last few years he's asked for Chocolate Cream Pie for his birthday dessert. I used to use a mix. It was a seriously good mix. They don't make it anymore. Of course. I've tried a lot of different recipes to find one as good as that mix. I even tried PW's which was really really good but this one...this one is the best I've tried. It's really smooth and chocolaty and but too chocolaty. I used Oreo crusts and topped them with Rich's whipped cream.
A little story about Rich's whipped cream. I've been searching for a frosting recipe that is similar to Kroger's bakery frosting...I'm sure they use a mix. Someone suggested Rich's Butter cream...but it's not butter cream, it's whipped. So when I saw the Rich's Whipped at GFS I thought maybe that would be it. It isn't. It just makes a whipped topping very similar to Cool Whip but richer...ha ha. Now I feel like I need to try the Butter cream to compare.
I also heard Pastry Pride is like the whippy frosting but I can only find it at Costco. Online. By the case. :(
Anyway, try the pie, it's delicious, and sorry about the super lame picture. I guess I'll just have to make more to photograph. :)