Here in Arizona Autumn isn’t quite what you think that it should be. When I think of Fall I think of cool mornings, warm days and a crisp, brisk feeling in the air. This is the time every year that I want to move. It’s still so hot! Every day this week will be hovering around 100 and there is no “brisk” feeling in the air. I start eating pumpkin a little bit earlier than I probably would somewhere else (beginning of September), because I need something to physically tell me it’s Autumn!! There are so many seasonal products out now that I decided to give some a try to help you know what you need to try and what you don’t!
M&M’s has several Fall flavors this year. I decided to try two of them. The first was the Candy Corn and it is getting a big thumbs down. It was very sicky sweet and, quite frankly, it’s the first time I’ve seen my children turn down candy. The second one that I tried was Pecan Pie. You know that saying “No one can eat just one,” that’s my opinion of these M&M’s. They were so good! I loved them and have resisted buying another bag only because I know that I will eat the whole thing and probably not share with anyone.
My sister told me I needed to try the Archer Farms Pumpkin Cheesecake sandwich cookies that are sold at Target. They were a good call! I feel like they taste like they are more spice than pumpkin, so if you like fall spices (ginger, cinnamon, cloves, etc) these are a great way to get your fix of fall flavor.
While I was at Target I noticed that they had Pumpkin flavored Noosa Yoghurt. I’ve been wanting to try out this brand and thought this would be a good opportunity. Unfortunately the pumpkin was a bust. The yogurt had a flavor that reminded me a little of pineapple and didn’t work well with the pumpkin. I tried to pass it off to Boy 2 when he got home, but after one bite he didn’t want anymore. Boy 3 liked it and ate rest. So, there are some out there that would like it; I just wasn’t one of them. If you want an Amazing Pumpkin yogurt, Chobani Flips Pumpkin Harvest Crisp is my new favorite. I want to eat it everyday and I have been know to clear out the grocery store shelf when I find them. It is a pumpkin flavored yogurt with pie crust pieces, pecans, and glazed pumpkin seeds.
When I saw that Betty Crocker had a Maple Bacon cookie mix and frosting I knew this was one that I needed to try, just because it is so different. I will say that they are good and they are different. I like the flavors of maple and bacon together and if that’s a combo that you like too, than you will probably like them. They weren’t the best cookies ever, but they were all gone in one night, so they definitely not bad. I decided that I also wanted to try Pillsbury’s Caramel Apple cupcakes and frosting. These weren’t bad, but I don’t think that I’ll ever buy them again. The apple flavor was faint and there was a definite artificial aftertaste with both the cupcake and the frosting.
Pepperidge Farms Pumpkin Spice Milanos. If you love Milanos (and who doesn’t) and you love pumpkin, I think I can guarantee that you will love these. Milano light and airy cookies with a layer of creamy chocolate and a layer of creamy pumpkin sandwiched between them. Can’t go wrong with these!
So there’s the around up of all the things that I tried. I had some hits (Pecan Pie M&M’s) and some misses (clearing throat sound…pumpkin gum). I loved having an excuse to try everything. Is there something that I missed that I need to try?