Trader Joe’s does it again. Quickly rising to the top of retail establishments offering pumpkin flavored delights, their Super Premium Pumpkin Ice Cream is a home run. In fact, you should stop reading this post and go out and buy some, no kidding. I found this ice cream to be richly flavored, abundantly spiced and smoother than any pie filling or cream cheese version of any traditional pumpkin desert that I’ve ever had. If I have a criticism, I miss a little crunch to play off the creaminess. Some nice additions would be crumbled graham crackers, or chopped walnuts. True decadence can be found with chocolate syrup. Gotta go, mine’s melting…
I really hope you’ve got a Panera Bread shop near you because their Pumpkin Pie Bagel is an amazing monster like creation of pumpkin pie streusel flavoring atop their normally delicious bagels. The spice flavored bagel is reminiscent of a cinnamon roll, but the clove and nutmeg are what bring the pie-ness alive. The addition of cream cheese is both decadent and highly recommended.
Trader Joe’s (bless ’em!) has answered the prayers of the snack world faithful and delivered us a TJ’s version of a Pumpkin PopTart! (no Copyright infringement intended). These Organic Frosted Toaster Pastries will bring you pumpkin flavored bliss at breakfast, lunch or late nite snack time. Enjoy! I will.
Ok so the Ghiradhelli store in California Adventure highlighted their Pumpkin Spice Caramel Square. Delicious! Couples their smooth and creamy milk chocolate with a very distinctly flavored pumpkin spice caramel. You can smell the spiciness before it melts in your mouth.
One of the more fun aspects of this time of the year is the appearance of pumpkin flavored everything on the market. Here, there and everywhere one can find examples of the orange winter squash in breakfast, lunch and dinner foods on grocery shelves and retail establishments. Numerous candies, snacks and beverages too. Oooh so little time. Here are some examples and favorites: