I love everything about the month of October. The sight of the leaves changing, driving down a back road up the mountains to get apples, celebrating my wedding anniversary and all things pumpkin flavored! I feel like pumpkin or pumpkin spice treats have a love/hate relationship. I personally love pumpkin spice, but my husband is a full on hater. At my most recent trip to Trader Joe’s, I found several new-to-me pumpkin items that I had to try. Here are my reviews of all the pumpkin things!
Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bagels
Bagels are a popular vegan breakfast since almost all brands are naturally vegan. I love to
toast my bagel and add toppings with a side of fruit. Some toppings that I commonly use are
vegan Smart Balance Butter or plain cream cheese topped with jelly or a flavored cream cheese like Strawberry Daiya Cream Cheese. For this review, I chose to top my bagel with plain cream cheese. I felt like this was the perfect accompaniment to a beautiful fall day. There are bursts of pumpkin spice in every bite!
Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Almond Beverage
I love a pumpkin spice latte (a vegan one, of course!) so I was quick to grab up this almond beverage. I didn’t even check the ingredients until I got home – good thing it actually was vegan! Since I didn’t check the ingredients and it was such an impulse purchase, I was very surprised when I tasted this product. It didn’t have any coffee in it! I was not a fan of this since I was anticipating a coffee beverage – maybe it would be better if it was added to your favorite cup of coffee and treated as a coffee creamer alternative. It reminded me a lot of a holiday egg nog flavored with pumpkin spice instead of the traditional egg nog seasonings.
Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Rolls
Pumpkin rolls – ummmm, yes please! These were the BEST treat that I purchased in this haul! I felt they were just as good as any baked cinnamon roll just tweaked with pumpkin style. They were super easy to bake as well – just open the can, place in a cast iron skillet and in 20 minutes you have a delicious pumpkin treat! The pumpkin spice icing really makes the rolls pop with pumpkin flavor. I will definitely be getting more of these before they are gone for the year!