It’s no secret that I have a pumpkin crush. I don’t know how exactly when or how this pumpkin love started but every time the month of October rolls around, I get all excited with the the thoughts of pumpkin-licious treats. I leave it to your imagination about how giddy I was when I spotted the “pumpkin mania” sign that was at the front of my local Trader Joe’s.
I only get this kinda happiness at one other place and that’s the Sanrio Store. (Yes, that’s how much I love pumpkin goodies. I love it almost at the same level as hello kitty!) Shocking, I know.
The hardest thing for me that day was picking what pumpkin treats I wanted. It took some discipline to not buy every pumpkin treat there was! Organic pumpkin toaster pastries! Pumpkin soup! Pumpkin biscotti! Pumpkin croutons! Ahh I am all pumpkin-in love! It was hard to choose. At the end of the trip however, I came out with a pretty nice selection of various pumpkin treats (I didn’t buy everything…*sigh* but still came out with a fair spread!)
I chose to get a some pumpkin spice granola for breakfast! It’s a breakfast of pumpkin champions with this treat filled with granola clusters, grain oats, honey, and raisins. It’s a perfect taste of fall flavor with the pumpkin spices and hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger!
To go along with the pumpkin spice granola in the morning, I also bought some pumpkin spice chai. This is Trader Joe’s take on the traditional Indian drink masala chai with a pumpkin twist. It starts off with that mixed spice tea base. The chai tea blend of honey, vanilla and black tea is then mixed with cinnamon, anise, clove, cardamom, ginger and pumpkin pie spices. It’s such a heartwarming drink with the perfect pumpkin spice taste.
I also could not resist getting the iced pumpkin scone cookies! These were too adorable and delicious looking to pass up! They are small scones that look like cookies.They are made with real pumpkin and cinnamon and nut meg spices.
Aside from the scones, I got another sweet pumpkin treat in Pumpkin Joe Joe’s. They are crispy pumpkin cookies with creamy pumpkin creme filling! These truly make my little pumpkin heart flutter with delight.
Last but not least, I could not pass up on pumpkin pie mochi ice cream! This is my pumpkin dream come true. It is all my favorites rolled in on. They’ve got the sweet and soft mochi sticky rice! They’ve got the sweet and delicious pumpkin ice cream! They’ve got the pumpkin pie perfect flavor with the pumpkin pie spices and chunks of graham cookie pieces. This pumpkin treat is my number one!
Every year I am simply full of smiles with the pumpkin treats I’ve found at Trader Joe’s! From the pumpkin macarons I’ve had in the past to the pumpkin tea, I am a fan of it all! This year once again, I am thrilled with my new pumpkin discoveries! This pumpkin love, reels me back in every single time… 😉 Pumpkin giddy, yes, I am!