Coffee Bean’s Pumpkin Spice Latte

I raved about another drink I tried from The Coffee Bean already in this blog, but unfortunately I will be doing the opposite for their hot latte. I was not a fan. The K-cups I talked about earlier were much better than this(and cheaper if you think about it). This latte didn’t have much flavor and to me it wasn’t worth going back for when you can get it much better elsewhere. I preferred their pumpkin blended drink. It was sweater and tasted much more pumpkiny! I’d skip the hot and go for the cold if you end up wanting to get a pumpkin treat from here.

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Califia Pumpkin Spice Latte

I had to hunt down this gem. I saw it online and knew I HAD to try it. After searching multiple Targets, I asked an associate about the goods. He told me they had some, but they weren’t on the floor so he got me my very own bottle! Was it as magical as it seemed? YES IT WAS!!

This stuff is delicious and only 90 calories a serving so it is better than going to a coffee shop and sipping on a latte. It is a cold brew and made with almond milk. I found that the consistency on this was more like chocolate milk which was a-okay with me because I also enjoy me some chocolate milk. If you can find it, get it! I will say that I had a friend try this and she didn’t like it, but I thoroughly enjoyed this and wouldn’t mind having a cup every morning.

Lindt Lindor Pumpkin Spice Truffles

Let me just say, I have been waiting for these chocolates my whole life!! But seriously. They had these one season and didn’t bring them back till this year! I love these chocolates. They are the perfect amount of creamy and they don’t taste too pumpkiny. They seriously melt in your mouth, they are soooo good.

Grab a bag! Or four. I won’t judge you. I got mine at Target. Just be careful because these guys are SUPER melty even just a room temperature so it gives you an even bigger excuse to eat them quick!

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Hostess Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

I wasn’t even going to try these because I thought they would be pretty gross but then I said to hell with it, I need to try them. They were surprisingly..amazing!! I am a big fan of just regular Hostess cupcakes but these were great! They were overly pumpkin flavored and the cream filling balanced out the spices nicely.

I got these at Target but you can find them at most grocery stores. I say definitely give them a try if you have the chance!

Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino

I went out on a limb buying a box of this pumpkin spice cappuccino. I wasn’t sure how I was going to like it and it turns out that my risk paid off! This is definitely the best K-cup I have tried so far this pumpkin season. It tastes better than most pumpkin lattes you can get from coffee shops AND it has fewer calories. Only 80 per cup so you don’t feel as guilty when you drink it in the morning while eating a pumpkin muffin.

I found these at CVS. They are worth the buy and I plan to stock up!

 

Entenmann’s Pop’ems Pumpkin Donut Holes

Everyone who knows me, knows I LOVVVVVVVVVVVE donuts. Who doesn’t? It tastes a little bit like heaven with each bite. Of course, I wanted to try some pumpkin donuts and I can honestly say I have never met a pumpkin I didn’t like. These Pop’ems are some of my favorites(which is why they are almost gone in this photo). They are small and you can just plop them into your mouth before washing it down with some pumpkin coffee.

I got these at Vons, but you can find a good pumpkin donut at almost all grocery stores. Grab a box and start your morning off right!img_2327

Pumpkin Pecan Granola

I am all about some pumpkin in my yogurt or oatmeal so buying granola was a very easy decision. I was excited to try this out because I really have never found a granola I didn’t like. I busted open this bag and dug right in..only to find that the granola was soggy?? How is that even possible when the bag was sealed shut? No idea. It did taste good and I imagine when I add it to my oatmeal it will be okay because I won’t notice the sogginess as much.

That being said, you can definitely go without this or try it for yourself. It does have a good pumpkin flavor and is tasty. You can get this at World Market or just skip out on it completely and spend your money on one of the favorites I have posted so far!

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Pumpkin Crunch Mix

Now, I was super excited about this mix. How could you go wrong with caramel popcorn that had chocolate and pumpkin flavoring? Well, apparently it is possible to go very wrong with this combination. First of all, the bag exploded when I opened it and it sent pumpkin pieces everywhere so I had to repackage it into zip lock bags so it would stay fresh. The first bite wasn’t bad, but a couple more and I didn’t want anything to do with it. It was too sweet and had a little too much pumpkin(needed more chocolate). I eventually just picked out the chocolate covered almonds because they were delicious and let my cousin have the rest because he liked it.

I would say to avoid this one! There’s a lot of better pumpkin sweets out there you can try, but if you want to pick up this one, it is at World Market.

All about that bread!

Now, I should warn everyone that I cannot bake to save my life(ask my best friend about the time I tried to make chocolate chip cookies) so I was a bit hesitant to try out baking bread. Surprisingly, it was super easy! All you had to do was combine water, oil, and one egg together with the mix and wala! I wish everything was this simple to bake. I stuck it in the oven and checked it a couple times before it was done. It cooled and I could then try the pumpkin goodness.

I was not disappointed! This mix is delicious and the bread was a perfect start to many mornings. I would suggest adding something to it like chocolate chips or walnuts, though it was perfect on its own as well. My coworkers were even a little mad I didn’t bring them the whole loaf. 😀 You can pick up this mix at World Market or order it online! You will not regret it.

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Coffee Bean’s Blended Iced Pumpkin

The very first thing I tried this season was a blended iced beverage from Coffee Bean. Do not mistake this for the iced coffee as it is served without the caffeine(if you choose). I got mine with a little coffee in it and it was delicious! This drink basically tastes like a smooth pumpkin shake. If you love a creamy pumpkin flavor, try this. It was good even with the coffee(though my dad said he would have preferred it without). You choose!

I would say this is definitely worth a try and something I would go back for!

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