Thursday, October 16, 2014

31 Days of Pumpkin - Pumpkin Spice Blended Yogurt (Chobani)

Chobani presented Pumpkin Spice Blended Yogurt for the fall season and its good.

Its a Greek yogurt so its got that bit of a tang to it to keep it from being too sweet. The spices are not too heavy.

I wouldn't mind trying this as a frozen yogurt.

Guess who's getting married?

That's right folks!

Tuesday night was my girlfriend (which is why I didn't do a pumpkin post that night or last night) and I's two year anniversary and I popped the question. And she said yes!

Mind you, we've been talking about this for a long time and she knew I was going to ask but last night became official.

That's a tungsten ring with the Wonder Woman logo engraved. Why Wonder Woman? Because she often calls herself that and she's really, truly is wonderful.

She's a good one and I refuse to let her go.

As of right now we're gonna tie the knot next Halloween.

I'm gonna be taking off from my pumpkin posts for the next few days (mostly because I'm running out of things to try, ironic I know) but will be back.

Take it easy!!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

31 Days of Pumpkin - Pumpkin Bread (Wal-Mart)

Alright people my apologies for missing out on the last two days. My girlfriend's birthday party was on Saturday and....well let's just say we needed Sunday to recover. Back to action.

Well back to action sorta.

Tonight was have Wal-Mart's take on pumpkin bread...and they didn't take it that well.

Honestly, it wasn't good. The bread was dry in the middle but moist on the top. The flavor was weak and there were barely any pecans in it. It was terrible.

Seriously, just don't.

Friday, October 10, 2014

31 Days of Pumpkin - Pepperidge Farm Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

So Pepperidge Farm has decided to offer us a pumpkin spice cookie that has bits of cheesecake baked into it.

Very good cookie. I like how they made it a pumpkin spice cookie with cheesecake bits that way you can taste them separately instead of all melding together.

High in calories. High in sugar. High in fat. High in taste.

If you're a fan of pumpkin spice and are a fan of Pepperidge Farm you should really do yourself a favor and get a pack of these.

Do you have any pumpkin treats/sweets/drinks recommend?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

31 Days of Pumpkin - Coffeemate Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Anyone that drinks coffee knows the brand Coffeemate and their line of creamers. You may love it, you may hate it, but you know about it.

During the fall time (and probably through most of winter) we are treated to a Pumpkin Spice flavor of the creamer.

This stuff is good. I go through about 2 bottles of it every year and I enjoy it each and every time I use it.

The spice is fairly strong so it works well with coffee, Well, unflavored coffee at least.

If you are a coffee drinker you should give this one a try.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

31 Days of Pumpkin - Ghirardelli Pumpkin Spice Caramel

I didn't even know Ghirardelli made these until about a month ago when I saw them in SAMS Club. And then, what do I come home to after a really aggravating day at work? A bag of these (along with basic milk chocolate caramels and another new one called cinnamon crunch).

Like the basic milk chocolate caramel the pumpkin spice caramel is simply caramel with a pumpkin spice flavor. And like the basic milk chocolate caramel, this one is good too.

The chocolate is smooth and the caramel melts in your mouth just right.

This is a really good piece of candy. I can see myself tearing through a bag of these before they are taken off the shelf for the year.

Do you have any pumpkin treats/sweets/drinks recommend?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

31 Days of Pumpkin - Pumpkin Spice Donut (Krispy Kreme)

When it comes to the basic glazed donut it doesn't get much better than Krispy Kreme. However I've always felt that their cake donuts have been lacking. Dry, heavy, overly sweet.

The pumpkin spice version of their cake donut is really not that much different. While the spices help counter the sweetness of the glaze to an extent, it's still pretty heavy, and will dry your mouth out.

I'm gonna have to go try the Dunkin Donuts take on this.

Do you have any pumpkin treats/sweets/drinks recommend?

Monday, October 6, 2014

31 Days of Pumpkin - Pumpkin Spice M&Ms

Damn shame sweets aren't good for you.

Seriously Pumpkin Spice M&Ms are good stuff. From what I can tell instead of the usual chocolate that is inside we are treated to a pumpkin spice filling (don't worry its solid just like the chocolate). And of course the candy shell on the outside is still there.

These are probably the best pumpkin treat I've had so far. They are good but they are just rich/sweet enough to discourage you from just sitting down and killing an entire bag of them at once.

I'd give them a thumbs up.

Do you have any pumpkin treats/sweets/drinks to recommend?

Sunday, October 5, 2014

31 Days of Pumpkin - Pumpkin Pie Toaster Strudel

First marketed as a competitor to the the quick breakfast staple Pop Tarts, Toaster Strudels have come along way. Instead of being wrapped in foil and sitting on a shelf for several months, Pillsbury decided to go with a frozen pastry with frosting to go on top. I'm not sure when they threw their chef's hat into the seasonal battlefield but like many other treats we now have a pumpkin pie flavor of the sweet pastries to enjoy in the morning.

They are actually quite tasty. The pastry is what you would expect. However the filling is really close to the border of being too sweet. As a result you may or may not want to use the frosting packet that comes with each strudel.

I've eaten one box of these so far and they are okay. Unfortunately I don't eat Toaster Strudels very often so it's likely I won't get anymore before they disappear from the shelves.

Take it easy folks!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

31 Days of Pumpkin - Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

So I told my girlfriend today that I was only going to do my series on weekdays and she shut it down quite simply.

"But Babe, that's not 31 days."

She's technically right so today we have the Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte of Starbucks.

This is an annual drink that coffee shop giant has been offering for quite some time and it's one of the many pumpkin spice treats that I will certain have many times while its available.

I normally don't add whipped cream to my drinks but this is one of my exceptions.

The spices are very strong in the drink and it's not too sweet so they come out even more. The texture is nice and creamy as well. Between the flavor and creaminess you really can't drink this fast. Its meant to be sipped and savored.

My only problem with it was that even though it's iced it didn't get cold fast enough so for the first few minutes the drink was still noticeably warn.

All in all its a good drink and I encourage you to enjoy it. I'm not sure when Starbucks will stop serving these but I'm pretty sure they go at least until Thanksgiving.


Friday, October 3, 2014

31 Days of Pumpkin - Pumpkin Spice Milano Cookies

Okay folks you know the phrase, "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should."?

Whoever came up with that was thinking about Pumpkin Spice Milano cookies by Pepperidge Farm.

Simply put the pumpkin spice tastes so artificial that it actually clashes with the rest of the cookie. It contrasts the chocolate and cookie flavors so badly that the pumpkin spice actually spoils the fact that you're eating a Milano.

Do you know how hard it is to ruin the experience of eating a Milano cookie? I thought it couldn't be done. But low and behold they figured out how to do it.

You notice I didn't bother posting a picture of them right?

Yeah they are that bad. You'll see them along with the other Milano cookies...hopefully you won't see them there too long.

From the looks of things I'm going to be limiting this series to weekdays since my weekends are a bit hectic this month.

See you folks on Monday!!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

31 Days of Pumpkin - Pumpkin Spice Cookies

So tonight's treat is the pumpkin spice cookie. This particular cookie hails from Harris Teeter (a major grocery chain here in the South Eastern US).

There's a reason I have grown to look forward to these cookies when they come around this time of year. They are moist and fluffy in the middle but have a hard crunchy out edge. Simply put they are really damn good. And they are pretty large cookies so you really don't have to eat a lot of them to get your fill.

The spice is just right so that you taste it as you eat it but doesn't leave a strong after taste.

The pumpkin spice cookie is a staple treat so you're bound to see them in a LOT of different places during the months of October and November (don't forget Thanksgiving).

But of course this store bought cookie probably wouldn't hold a candle to a homemade cookie....

Take it easy folks.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

31 Days of Pumpkin - Pumpkin Spice Oreo

So it's that time of year when we get pumpkin spice everything.

I'm a fan of pumpkin spice. A big fan. In light of that (and the fact that I haven't been doing much at this blog lately) I've decided to do a bit of a project.

My plan is to blog about one pumpkin spice item everyday for the month of October. Some will be good. Some will be Bad. Some will be Ugly.

Tonight I tried a new entry into the pumpkin spice arena. The Pumpkin Spice Oreo.

Oreo has made a name for itself over the years for having a near constant stream of different variations of their classic creme sandwich cookie (even that dreadful looking fruit punch one) so this time they have decided to take a swing at pumpkin.

Honestly its kinda of meh. Not horrible but not something I can see myself going out of my way to stockpile. The filling has the usual flavor you'd expect from pumpkin spice. It wasn't too sweet but oddly I don't think it goes too well with the vanilla cookie.

All in all it's something that can serve as a break from the usual Oeroes that are around all year but I don't think you'll be craving them a for the rest of the year when they are not available.

Okay folks I'll be back tomorrow with another treat.