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Every year, around late September or early October, pumpkin season starts. When I was a kid, there wasn't much pumpkin flavored foods... pie and bread were really about it.
Then at some point a few years back, somebody realized that pumpkin is a flavor that can be used for all sorts of wacky treats! This blog is primarily about those pumpkin items.
Typically, if it's pumpkin flavored, I will try it. If it has pumpkin in the name, there is a strong chance I will try it. The weirder, the more fun.
In order for this to not be a September - December only blog, I'll also highlight other weird foods (typically prepackaged, mass produced stuff) as well. There will also be a healthy dose of beer reviews.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pumpkin Spice Bark and a welcome to Pumpkin Season 2009!

Yippeee!!!! It's pumpkin season!!! That means I'm supposed to eat weird food and talk about on this blog. Perhaps this year I won't give up by December.

There isn't any set date for when pumpkin season starts. Sure, Starbucks usually rolls out the Pumpkin Spice Lattes before anybody else starts putting out pumpkin stuff, but Starbucks isn't very exciting. So, for me, it starts when I find something new to try.

Today, at my favorite pumpkin place, Central Market, I found the first of this years batch. Pumpkin Spice Bark. It's a bright orange colored white chocolate with spice flavor and chocolate cookies mixed in. Now last year, I had pumpkin bark that was just chocolate and pumpkin blended together. It was smooth, creamy, and a nice pumpkin flavor. This bark, however, is different. It doesn't have a smooth pumpkin flavor, but it does have a strong pumpkin like spice flavor that does blend pretty well with the chocolate. I think the spice is a little too strong though and takes away from the overall enjoyment. Not bad overall, and a decent way to start this years pumpkin festivities. But I'm hoping we get some better stuff down the road.


Anonymous said...

The Pumpkin Spice Bark was great !!! Wish I had the recipe to make some

Debbie Byrd said...

I am eating a small piece as I type. LOVE this stuff and am trying to find the recipe. I don't even like sweets so much~ I like the "spice" in it, myself. I think it might be too bland without it.