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 bagel-watermark
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!

Rating: 8/10

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 almond-bev-watermarkvegan!  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.

Rating: 6/10

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Rolls

rolls-watermarkPumpkin 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!

Rating: 10/10

Bye y’all!