Thursday, October 03, 2013
The Rise of the Pumpkin-Flavored Everything
This is the year the pumpkin flavor truly took over. It's not just the arrival of Pumpkin Spice Lattes anymore. Head to your nearest supermarket -- or perhaps more amazing, Trader Joe's -- to find the most incredible assortment of pumpkin flavored items ever known. Tonight Maria and I tried the Trader Joe's pumpkin flavored macarons... and we almost ate the entire package. Our new favorite thing. I've also enjoyed the pumpkin toaster pastries, the pumpkin waffles, and -- of course -- pumpkin ice cream. I stopped by McDonald's the other day to grab a baked pumpkin pie (but let's face it, it's just not as good as those fried McDonald's pies of our youth). I've stocked up on Pumpkin Spice Coffeemate creamer. And of course, we've already gone through a bag of Pumpkin Spice M&Ms. 'Tis the season!