Saturday, October 25, 2014

New at the Grocery Store: Limited Edition Seasonal Goodies

While I'm grocery shopping, I'm always on the lookout for new snacks and foods to try. I realize if you despise grocery shopping and make it your mission to get in and out of the store as soon as possible, there is no way you are going to slowly browse each aisle looking for new foods. So I thought it might be helpful for me to share the new things I've tried and a quick review so you'll know whether to add it to your list the next time you are making a mad dash to the grocery store. 

At this time of year, there always seems to be an inordinate amount of new items in special edition fall flavors and this year is no exception. Just look at all of these pumpkin and apple flavored items....
Thomas English Muffins - Limited Edition Flavors:
*Pumpkin Spice - Absolutely delicious, especially when toasted with melted butter and cinnamon and sugar. Yum!
*Apple Pie - These are ok....for me it wasn't a strong enough flavor.

Thomas Bagels - Pumpkin Spice
*Really like these, especially when toasted and smothered with homemade pumpkin spice cream cheese! Just blend regular cream cheese with some brown sugar and pumpkin spice powder...yum!

Noosa Finest Yoghurt - Pumpkin
*Tastes almost like pumpkin cheesecake....who doesn't love that?! I guess you could just eat this with a spoon but this brand of yogurt is pretty rich so I like to use it like a dip. What goes better with Pumpkin yogurt than cinnamon Scooby graham crackers!

Brach's Apple Pie Candy Corn
*I really didn't care for these at all! I thought they might be comparable to the "Caramel Apple" flavor which they've had in the past. Unfortunately, "Apple Pie" didn't measure up.

Milky Way - Caramel Apple
*Think of a traditional Milky Way bar and then add just a hint of crisp apple flavor....delicious! These have also been a hit with my piano students :-)

Dreyer's Pumpkin Patch Ice Cream
*Pretty good but a little on the tangy side....if that makes sense. I think this one is missing a little of the "spice" that I like with my pumpkin flavored treats....you get more of just straight up pumpkin taste here.

Trident Pumpkin Spice Gum
*Yes, you are reading that correctly....GUM! I thought this would be horrible but instead I found it absolutely wonderful! There is just a hint of pumpkin and then you taste cinnamon, a little clove and maybe a little vanilla.  It's so hard to describe so you'll just have to try it ;-) I'm going to be stocking up on this limited edition flavor!

Hopefully that was helpful and gave you some ideas of what to shop for or to skip on your next grocery shopping trip.

Happy shopping :-)

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