TIS the season of the pumpkin! I actually appreciate that stores give us pumpkin once a year and then take it away from consumers at the end of Fall because it makes it THAT MUCH MORE EXCITING! I know it’s super sad when it’s gone…but don’t you just love that surge of feelings around October that just makes Autumn super special?
I went to Trader Joes and bought up a TON of pumpkin flavored things this weekend. Here are my reviews so far:
- Pumpkin Pie Mochi Ice Cream: This is very good. The mochi is fairly big and the pumpkin pie taste is not overwhelming. Loved the chewy outside with the cold, creamy inside. A lot of times, manufacturers go crazy with the cinnamon-y flavor and it tastes like potpurri and I can’t taste anything else.
- Pumpkin O’s: This cereal was SURPRISINGLY crunchy! It almost tastes like it is fried! In fact it took several minutes before any of the Os got soggy in the milk. Tastes kind of like Apple Jacks. Very sweet.
- Pumpkin Macarons: I didn’t like these. They tasted like they had a bunch of saffron in it. But I looked at the ingredients and there wasn’t anything like that in there. Perhaps it was just too packed with pumpkin pie spices. Also, the cookie part is very soft. It crumbles when you hold it, frozen.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter: THIS I have not tried yet. But the cashier at TJ’s told me that all I need is a spoonful. I am very excited to give it a try!