The pros: Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn is a sweet and well spiced caramel corn that will make most pumpkin spice lovers happy.
The cons: Product did not look much like what came out of the bag.
Yes, I know that so many of the pumpkin products at Trader Joe's made their way on to shelves at the end of September. I picked up a whole bunch, but I do feel that pumpkin season isn't over until winter. However, supplies of pumpkin related products usually dwindle by then. In fact, the pumpkin display at my local Trader Joe's was vastly diminished by the time Halloween came around.
Which in my mind is kind of a bummer, but given the number of seasonal items that make their way on to shelves for the winter holiday season, I can understand it from a business point of view too. But if you are going to pick up a bag (or picked one up but haven't gotten into it) just understand that the pretty picture on the bag with the pumpkin seeds perfectly spaced throughout the product is not what you get here. There are pumpkin seeds but they are just chopped and part of the coating on the pop corn.
The pop corn here is light, fluffy, and pretty large in size. That is balanced with a coating that is sweet but not too sweet. Likewise the pumpkin spice is present but not too much. It's pretty well balanced. These are filling and not overly addictive. They're a nice balance. I've had some caramel corn that I could eat all day. This one serving was plenty. For $2.99 this is a nice seasonal treat that I did not mind eating, but wouldn't want to eat all year long. It's well done and hit the spot for pumpkin spice something.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The bag of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn:
The nutritional information:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? For me, one bag of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spiced Caramel Corn was enough for the season, but I also feel that I will end up picking up a bag if they have it again next year. If you really can't get enough of the pumpkin spice flavor, then this is a good find.
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