Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tasty Tuesday - Halloween Themed Breakfast

More and more breakfast food manufacturers are capitalizing on our lovely holiday, which in my opinion is a great thing!

Just in the past two years, a lot of Halloween breakfast delicacies have hit the shelves.

Let's take a peek at a few:

First off, the much covited Pumpkin Pie Poptarts:

Two years ago, these beauties made their debut in very limited locations.  All over the Halloween blog-o-sphere, Halloween lovers in northern states were raving about these hard to find treats.  I scoured every Target in a 40 mile radius of where I work and live and couldn't find them.  Last year, I started my search early and found them, but only at Target... so I bought a BUNCH and guess what?  They are good for about 10 months after you buy them so no reason not to stockpile ;)  Thankfully, this year, they've gone mainstream, making apperances in Wal-Mart and a few other grocery stores. 

So, was it worth searching for these things?  ABSOLUTLY! Hot or right out of the package, they taste like a piece of pumpkin pie.  They have the perfect balance of pastry, pumpkin and cinnamon.  I promise, these guys will not disappoint.

Next up, Coffe Mate Pumpkin Spice Creamer:

This creamer came out with a whole holiday line of creamers that Coffee-mate created.  I first tried/found it about two years ago.  This is another really great product.  It comes in liquid and powder form, although, I have not seen the powdered one yet this year, so I'm starting to wonder if they discontinued it.  The liquid one is definately available though and I prefer it in the liquid form.  This is a really nice combo of pumpkin spices.  I cannot say that it tastes a lot like pumpkin, but it does taste like all of the delicious spices that are used in pumkin pies and breads.  It's amazing in coffee and a way cheaper alternative to the delicious, but expensive Pumpkin Spice Latte that a certain coffee shop (which I love) produces.  It's also good in tea... I'm just sayin ;)

Speaking of coffee:

Dunkin' Donuts Pumpkin Spice coffee.  If you're not into flavored creamer, then maybe flavored coffee is the way to go for you. This is a great flavored coffee.  The pumpkin spice flavor is unmistakeable.  I find that with some flavored coffees, the aroma is great and then the taste of the flavoring is weak, but that isn't the case with this one.  It's a little pricier than your average bag of coffe. I think that it's about $10.00 for a pound down here in the south, which isn't horrible. As soon as I find it this year, I'll certainly buy another bag.

New to me this year, Peppridge Farm Pumpkin Spice Swirl bread:

Pepperidge Farm put this product out along with a Caramel Apple flavored one, that I have not tried yet.  I was super excited when I found it so easily in Wal-mart.  Toasted or regular, to me it just tastes like cinammon bread.  It's not bad, the flavor just doesn't say "pumpkin spice" to me.  If you like cinammon bread, give it a whirl, but don't go run out and buy it because of the nice fall packaging.

But don't fret my friends.  If you want the pumpkin spicy goodness on your morning toast, I highly recommend this little gem:

Country Crock Pumpkin Spice spread... YUMMMMM!!!  Yes, good things do come in small packages. In only a 6 oz container, this delicious spread is everything that pumpkin spice should be.  It's also a beautiful orange color and you can see the spices swirled in with it.  I actually put this on what's left of my Pepperidge Farm bread and it's fabulous, but I've also had it on regular toast, and it's just as good.  I haven't tried it on a sweet potato yet, but it's on my list and I'm sure that it will be a wonderful pairing!

I hope that you all have access to these products.  Let me know what  you thought if you've tried them.
Also, if you've had the pleasure of trying any breakfast foods that I haven't listed, fill me in!

1 comment:

  1. oh my gosh! i am going to all the stores in town and look for all the halloween/pumpkin stuff!!!!!