Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Fever

on the hunt for all sorts of pumpkin goodness...

I don’t know when this sudden infatuation came about...but I suddenly had the urge to go on a “pumpkin hunt” for all things pumpkin – pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin gelato, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin scones, and of course pumpkin pie. I didn’t quite get around to sampling everything but needless to say, the list of things I’ve tried were sufficient to relieve my fever…(ha, ha – lol!)

Pumpkin Gelato from Pane e Formaggio

Rich in pumpkin flavour…with little specks of what-seems-to-be eensy weensy pieces of graham cracker throughout the gelato….mmm

Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks

A seasonal fall favourite…full of richy, spicey pumpkin flavour capped off with dusts of cinnamon and swirls of whipped cream...I would’ve eeeeasily downed a venti!

Pumpkin Cupcake aka “The Great Pumpkin” from Cupcakes

Although I usually ADORE cupcakes from cupcakes (because of their generous amount of frosting/icing/cream and their moistness level), this one was a bit of a downer. It tasted more like a muffin, largely because it just wasn’t as moist as other Cupcakes’ originals…though, the pumpkin buttercream was good

Pumpkin Cream Puff from Beard Papa's

Just like any ol' (delicious) Beard Papa cream puff, this was filled with pumpkin-flavoured cream. The pumpkin factor was sure there - although, a lil' too much for me? Kinda tasted like squash...but a good deviant from the original vanilla flavour one.

Pumpkin Pie Blizzard from Dairy Queen

This was a bit of a disappointment as I thought that it could've contained a lot more pumpkin flavour, in addition to having chunks of pumpkin pie batter instead of pumpkin cookie (after all, it IS called the "pumpkin pie blizzard!"


naomi said...

Pumpkin gelato looks so yummy :D

jenny said...

hahaha, i was wondering why that half-eaten DQ blizzard was in the freezer

jenny said...

oh, Griffin's always does a yummy pumpkin cheesecake or pie for thanksgiving...