Pumpkin spice products take over

‘The Budget’ staff scavenged town for interesting pumpkin spice flavored treats and tried them all so you don’t have to. You’re welcome.


Milano Cookies

IMG_0024yoWe had no negative comments about the cookies.

They smell like pumpkin and according to Aidan Rothrock, they’re the “best ‘pumpkin spice’ thing” with a good balance of pumpkin and spice.

They have a perafect fall feeling. Overall, these cookies got the best pumpkin spice score of 4 out of 5.

Sugar Cookies

Sugar-cookies-copyThese cookies had the most disgusting taste ever. But it’s not the pumpkin spice variation that we hate, it’s the type of cookie itself.

We would not eat these again because the consistency feels like you’re taking a bite of a dirt patty. We would not recommend these to pumpkin spice extremists.

Little Bites

IMG_0028yoWe thought the Little Bites muffins didn’t taste pumpkin-y or spice-y. They had a rubbery and bland taste — a processed, manufactured flavor that defeats the fall feeling.

After a while, the taste would probably get old — so old that you feel like little pumpkin muffins are oozing out of your pores. That’s how gross they were.

They were probably the worst sample out of all of them. But they get creds for trying to conform to the pumpkin spice trend.

Pumpkin Spice Oreos

IMG_0025yo“They’re less pumpkin and more spice. They taste like heavily-processed fall festivities,” Zia Kelly said.

Most of us thought these had more of a spice taste than pumpkin. The flavor “leaves you feeling those fall vibes,” Krista Hopkins said.

In conclusion, the Oreos tasted good, but weren’t completely pumpkin spice.

Pumpkin Spice Pop Tarts

image2-copyThese are basically a glob of pumpkin flavor smashed in between two pieces of cardboard.

But hey, we like our cardboard.

Pop-Tarts are fast and good when you’re on the go.

“They weren’t very pumpkin-y, but very Pop-Tart-like and sugary,” Abby Percich said.
We would probably eat these again. They deserve a 3 out of 5.

Pumpkin Spice Donuts

IMG_0029yoThese donuts look like pumpkins, but they don’t have any pumpkin spice taste.

Although they tasted good, they didn’t have that good pumpkin flavor or that fall synesthesia about it. Also, they get old after eating a couple.

It’s basically like the feeling after Thanksgiving dinner — you are so stuffed and regret eating four slices of everything.