Happy Halloween everyone! We’ve gotten through the month of October, and today the fall traditions of horror movies, spiderweb decorations and scary things may be coming to an end. However, the reign of the pumpkin food is just beginning! (because everyone eats pumpkin pie in November for Thanksgiving, right?) I love pumpkin-flavored foods, so today to keep in this wonderful fall spirit I have decided to review a bunch of the many, many pumpkin foods I have eaten this year. (okay and yeah 80% of this list are items from Trader Joes but that’s because they have SO MANY pumpkin flavored foods. It’s kind of incredible)
#1 – Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pancake and Waffle Mix
I made this into waffles and it tastes pretty great! I recommend using milk instead of the water the recipe on the box calls for.
#2 – Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Biscotti
These are what I get every year! Like most things these taste more “spice” than “pumpkin,” but I really like them. They’re great for dipping in tea/hot chocolate/coffee/whatever.
#3 – Trader Joe’s Fall Harvest Salsa and Fall Harvest Pasta Sauce
These both have a bit of a pumpkin-y/squash flavor. Maybe not as much as I’d like (the tomato in both of them kind of dominates) but I do like them! The pasta sauce was a bit more pumpkin flavored than the salsa.
#4 – Pumpkin Spice Boom Chicka Pop
Okay so this stuff doesn’t taste like pumpkin itself at all. It mostly tastes like nutmeg and cardamom and cinnamon. But it has white chocolate drizzled on it and I think it tastes fabulous.
#5 – Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Cereal Bars
I didn’t like these 😬 I don’t love cereal bars in the first place, and the filling tasted more like sugar than pumpkin OR spice…
#6 – Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Os
One of my favorite things from Trader Joes is their cereals, and this is definitely my favorite of their fall cereals! These actually really taste like pumpkin to me – probably more than any of the other food items! Go figure.
#7 – Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea
This does not taste like pumpkin at all, (well, it’s tea) but it is a really nice spicy chai!
#8 – Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Granola
Yeah, this is just a really cinnamon-y granola. It’s good, but a little disappointing. (Also there’s raisins in it just fyi)
#9 – Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Joe-Joes
I love these cookies! They’re basically oreo style cookies but they taste better. The pumpkin ones are great but I like all the flavors!
#10 – Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bar Mix
I would have never thought to put chocolate chips in pumpkin bars but that is what this mix is and it. is. amazing. The pumpkin bars themselves are very pumpkin-y and very good too! This is hands down my favorite item on this list!