Spice It Up

A review of the best (and worst) pumpkin spice treats.

Danny Johnston

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Pumpkin Scone

I have never had a scone before and I don’t know if I ever will again. This delicious looking treat looked a lot better than it tasted. My taste buds must be out of whack because this scone lacked all the flavor in the world. The only thing in my head that has a similar taste to this scone is the crust of a pop tart. I don’t blame Starbucks at all, drinks there are amazing while their pastries on the other hand need some help. If you don’t believe me, you can try them for yourself for only $1.99 at your nearest Starbucks.

Pumpkin Bread

Photo by Chrystian Noble

I have only tried a pastry from Starbucks once in my life and from what I can remember it was a good experience. Sadly, I cannot say that for this pumpkin bread. Although it was dense and moist, the flavor train was nowhere to be seen. Despite it being called pumpkin bread, the only thing I could taste was banana for some strange reason although there was no banana in the bread at all. It tastes as if someone left a banana in the fridge next to a pumpkin pie for a month then used that banana to make bread. But if you like bananas like I do then this pumpkin bread is calling your name.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffin

This creative twist on a pumpkin muffin was decent at best. The QuikTrip muffin itself was my favorite part of this whole experience, it was both moist and full of flavor. The cream cheese filling inside the muffin on the other hand was subpar at best. The filling left my mouth coated with a unpleasant film. It also lacked flavor. I would of preferred this pumpkin muffin with no filling at all. But the silver lining of this whole situation is that you don’t get much cheese filling anyways and the muffin itself is very large, roughly the size of ones palm, for a very affordable price.

Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino

Honestly I am not a fan of coffee. I’ll admit I did not have high hopes when it came to trying the QuikTrip pumpkin spice cappuccino. But in all reality, this was the best coffee drink I have ever tried in my life. It was only $1.99 for 32 fl oz. Because of the great price and flavor, I’d recommend this drink over the infamous pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. I would definitely recommend this drink if you either love coffee or pumpkin flavored things. If you like both this drink is for you.

Pumpkin Pie Frosted Flakes

Photo by Mara Fryer

I am through the roof about this cereal. I’ve been a huge supporter of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes for more than 17 years now, and I knew before I even caught a whiff of this cereal that it was going to be a slam dunk. From cinnamon frosted flakes to chocolate frosted flakes, I knew the pumpkin pie rendition would be just as amazing. The flavor of this cereal is dead on, I kid you not when you eat this you will get punched in the face with the sweet taste of pumpkin pie. If you can persuade your parents to buy you this cereal I would definitely recommend it. This cereal can turn any stale tasteless monday Morning into a holiday celebration.

Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts

Photo by Mara Fryer

I was very confident that this treat was going to be delicious and I once again was 100 percent correct. This Pop-Tart took me back to Thanksgiving. I know for a fact that the person who made this took a whole pumpkin pie and jammed it into my Pop-Tart. Although I personally don’t usually toast my Pop-Tarts, if you were to toast this specific kind, the warmth would take this treat above and beyond. I wish I had a time machine to go back in time and eat this Pop-Tart again, I’m a little upset that I don’t have another one.

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