Let’s (Pumpkin) Spice it up

By Jen Mejia

Pumpkin Spice has the finest fall taste, not apple or cinnamon! Most significant businesses start selling food with pumpkin taste as soon as September arrives. You might not know, but I have pumpkin spice blood. Here are the top pumpkin dishes I’ve had, all of which you should unquestionably try as well. 

Thomas Pumpkin Spice Bagels: If you haven’t tried them yet, you should. They taste great with some cream cheese and cinnamon powder. A warm and nostalgic flavor adds subtle undertones of pumpkin spice and cinnamon. When toasted, the outside has a deep crunch, and the interior is wonderfully chewy. 

Pumpkin Biscotti: I find myself becoming pretty afraid to eat biscotti.. When I walked into the grocery store and saw Pumpkin Spice Biscotti I knew I had to try them out. The sweet crunch when taking a bite leaves a sweet flavor and pairs nicely with a warm cup of milk.  Pumpkin Biscotti is perfect for people who are unfamiliar with pumpkin because neither the cinnamon nor the pumpkin flavors are overpowering.

Pumpkin Cheese Cream Muffin: These muffins are found at your local Starbucks for $3.45. Everything about them is so delicious. It has an excellent balance of creamy and moist texture. The cheese cream lends a rich flavor to the right combination of sweet pumpkin and spices. Lets not forget that the spiced pepitas on top adds a delicious crunch. 

Baskin Robbins Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream: This ice cream could also be called sweetness overload.  I’ll confess that Baskin Robbins’ Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream is exceptional, despite my general dislike of the company’s ice cream. The combination of cheesecake and pumpkin makes you hanker after more. Additionally, this ice cream includes pieces of what are known as ginger snap cookies that add texture.