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Pumpkin food products overload

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Pumpkin overload. I love pumpkin as much as the next person but I think the latest issue of Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer pumpkins off the chart with too many pumpkin products. I don’t know if everyone has the same issue, perhaps it depends on state or region.

Here’s what is in the October issue:

Pumpkin bread mix – still $2.99 – I will probably end up buying a box or two. It’s so homey although I never bake but maybe I will feel like baking when the weather cools down (still in 90s in Tucson!)

Pilgrim Joe’s pumpkin ice cream – $3.99/quart – That sounds yummy. If I’m going to splurge on ice cream, this might be it.

Honey roasted pumpkin ravioli – $3.49/9 oz bag – sounds marvelously decadent – no wonder I gain weight around this time of the year.

Pumpkin cream cheese – $2.99/7-oz tub – I’m not a fan of cream cheese but maybe I could be if it is pumpkin flavored. Recommended as an excellent dip for pretzels and ginger cookies. Oh my!

Country pumpkin spice granola – $2.49/16 oz – Homey & yummy

Nonfat Greek pumpkin yogurt – $1.29

Pumpkin spice Rooibos tea – $3.99  – combined with natural pumpkin flavor, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves

Pumpkin macarons – $4.99/ – 4.6 oz – French style

Organic canned pumpkin – $1.99/15-oz. – this is the best  – I mix it with Greek yogurt – then add ground flax seed

Pumpkin butter – $2.29/10-oz jar – FAT FREE!  Beware you may eat the whole jar in one or two sittings, only a spoon is required

Pumpkin soup – $1.79/17.6-oz – Of all the products, the soup does not appeal to me.

Pumpkin pancake & waffle mix – $2.99/21.2-oz box – made especially for Trader Joe’s

Pumpkin spice chai tea latte mix – $3.99/10-oz canister

Pumpkin pie spice – $1.99/1.8-oz jar

Pumpkin chocolate mousse cake – $6.99/15.5 oz – 6 layers of chocolate cake & pumpkin mousse, I’m going to faint now!

Pumpkin cheesecake – $6.99/30-oz – Lucky for me I don’t like cheesecake – even with pumpkin

Pumpkin spice cake – $4.99/16-oz ring shaped cake – ample amounts of ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon. Ah!

Pumpkin on a stick – $6.99/bunch –  Grown your own pumpkins. Sounds like too much work.

Pumpkin flavored dog treats – $3.49/16-oz box – their canine taste testers drooled. My dogs love pumpkin as I sometimes share the organic canned pumpkin with them

Kennebunkport Brewing Co. pumpkin ale – $5.99 / 6pk of 12-oz bottles – pale ale with hints of pumpkin, cinnamon, & nutmeg – I could get be thirsty right about now

Great pumpkins – $2.99/each

This Pumpkin Walks into a  Bar – $1.99/package of 6 – Wins the prize for best named product! Breakfast cereal bar made with pumpkin & spices – a scoop of ice cream always makes a nice addition. Yes, even for breakfast.


Pumpkin spice coffee – (ground) – $7.99/14 oz. can – medium dark Vienna-style roast (the most caffeine) spiked with pumpkin pie spices –

What are your pumpkin-y favorites?

I guess you will have to wait until Thanksgiving for the pumpkin pie.

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