The Pumpkin Themed Taste Test of 2014 (Snack Items)

This is a summary of the Pumpkin Spice taste test i had Last fall of 2014. it was the first time i had noticed that there was a wide variety of pumpkin flavored items available and i went wild trying out everything i can get my hand on. (Special note: all information is from an excel sheet i had created and all pictures are from what i could find online to best represent what the item looked like.)

Please forgive my descriptions of the flavor intensity, I know my overview is very short and to the chase, but my old rating scale is a bit broad.  I can explain bit on what my rating scale means:
Perfect: most wonderful, delightful item
Very Good: I was very pleased with the item and more likely bought it again
Good: It tasted good, and I enjoyed sharing it with other people
Surprisingly good: I thought it would be bad at first but was impressed with the item
OK: the food is nothing too special, alright to eat but I would not go out of my way to purchase it again
Meh:  the food was nothing special, not good, nor bad, just flys under the radar of edible but I would not accept it if someone gave it to me for free.
Bad: it was terrible and I either trashed it or returned the item to the store.
NO: just bad, so bad I would say no and walk away

Reviews:

Angies Popcorn Holidrizzle Pumpkin Spice
Macros: 28g 160cal 5F 18C  1P 2fiber
Pumpkin Flavor Intensity : Light and sweet
Overview: Popcorn is airy, pumpkin spice is very light, the drizzle is very sweet, gives slight sensation of having healthy pumpkin pie. IT is very easy to finish off the entire bag without realizing it and then wanting more, addiction to the extreme but worth it.
Rating: Surprisingly good, very addicting!

Doctor Kracker crispbreads  pumpkin seed cheddar
Macros
: 25g  100cal 4F 11C 5P 4fiber
Pumpkin Flavor Intensity: natural
Overview: at first taste like cardboard then the cheddar comes through and makes the taste better
Rating: Good

Planters Pumpkin Spice almonds
Macros
: 28g 160cal 12F 9C 5P 3fiber
Pumpkin Flavor Intensity: Light & sweet
Overview: Smells great, light, sweet addition to the almonds, tempted to bake and make almond butter
Rating: Very Good (bought it several times)

Danielle Dried fruit Pumpkin Chips  (gluten free)
Macros
: 28g 115cal 4F 18C 1P 2fiber
Pumpkin Flavor Intensity: Natural
Overview: Taste like pumpkin in its natural state – a squash.
Rating: OK

Archer Farms Trail mix Pumpkin spice monster
Macros
: .25cup 190cal 12F 20C 4P 2fiber
Pumpkin Flavor Intensity: None
Overview: tasted like regular trail mix, best part was the raisins
Rating: Bad

Jet-Puffed Pumpkin Spice marshmallows  (Fat Free)
Macros
: 30g 100cal 0F 24C 1P 0fiber
Pumpkin Flavor Intensity: Light whisper
Overview: very light pumpkin flavor but the marshmallows are good on its own
Rating: Good

Jif Whips peanut butter & pumpkin pie spice
Macros
: 2TB 140cal 12F 6C 5P 2fiber
Pumpkin Flavor Intensity: Light whisper
Overview: Mostly airy peanut butter with a very slight whisper of another flavor. Would never think it was pumpkin.
Rating: OK

Nature’s Path Granola Bar Pumpkin-N-Spice (organic)
Macros
: 35g 140cal 4F 23C 3P 2fiber
Pumpkin Flavor Intensity: Light whisper
Overview: Gentle pumpkin flavor in a nutty granola bar that is softer/ airier to chew than most other bars
Rating: Meh – returned it

MedfordFarms Pumpkin Butter Spread
Macros
: 16g 80cal 0F 8C 1P 3fiber
Pumpkin Flavor Intensity: Strong w/a kick
Overview: Taste like pumpkin pie and applesauce had a baby.
Rating: Surprisingly good

Plum Organics   teething wafer Little Yums Pumpkin and Banana
Macros
: 4.7g 20cal 0F 4C 0P 0fiber
Pumpkin Flavor Intensity: None
Overview: Taste like banana bread that is like chewing stale cardboard.
Rating: Bad – returned it

Kashi Granola Bar Pumpkin Spice Flax
Macros
: 40g 170cal 6F 26C 5P 4fiber
Pumpkin Flavor Intensity: Aftertaste Whisper
Overview: Hard cardboard that doesn’t taste like pumpkin until you have swallowed and then the forgotten flavor shows like an afterthought.
Rating:  Meh – returned it

If you have tried these products please leave a comment and share your experience with it.

Please feel free to provide feedback and rate on how helpful this review was for you or if there are any additional things you would like me to include in order to make the reviews better for you.

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