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Flavors of fall out already!

jujuthomas Sep 2, 2012 07:23 AM

I just finished a box of Eggo's pumpkin spice waffles - a little early in the year for fall flavors, but they are darn tasty!

any other fall products out already?

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    peanut329 RE: jujuthomas Sep 2, 2012 01:49 PM

    Pumpkin beer! My favorite is Shlafly pumpkin ale.

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      pine time RE: jujuthomas Sep 2, 2012 01:51 PM

      Just saw Pumpkin Reese's Peanut Butter Cups--had never heard of that one before. Anyone tried it?

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        jujuthomas RE: pine time Sep 3, 2012 10:39 AM

        pumpkin in the peanut butter cup or pumpkin shaped peanut butter cups? Cause I'm thinking pumpkin IN with the PB and chocolate would be gross...

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          vttp926 RE: jujuthomas Sep 3, 2012 10:49 AM

          They are pumpkin shaped. I know people that like the holiday ones better because they think it is fresher.

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            pine time RE: vttp926 Sep 3, 2012 12:33 PM

            Ohhhh, duh. Guess I'll pass these by.

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              jujuthomas RE: vttp926 Sep 3, 2012 04:31 PM

              i like them better because they have more peanut butter. :)

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                jw615 RE: jujuthomas Sep 4, 2012 12:19 PM

                Agreed. The peanut butter to chocolate ratio is so much better in the holiday peanut butter cups. I believe the Easter eggs have the best ratio.

                I have a stockpile of several packages of the Reese's Easter eggs in the freezer, courtesy of my husband, who doesn't understand why I think that they are better, but smiles and indulges me anyway.

        2. nofunlatte RE: jujuthomas Sep 3, 2012 04:49 AM

          Starbucks launches the Pumpkin Spice Latte tomorrow (9/4).

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            JerryMe RE: nofunlatte Sep 3, 2012 10:45 AM

            That's one of my favorites. I rarely go to Starbucks but I always find an excuse when their pumpkin spice latte is back.

          2. Musie RE: jujuthomas Sep 3, 2012 04:59 AM

            I guess labour day weekend represents the end of summer and the start of fall, so not so early.

            Nestle have their halloween chocolates out. They're the same thing but with a new name, such as scAERO and Coffin Crisp.

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              pine time RE: Musie Sep 3, 2012 06:17 AM

              I've already seen Christmas stuff at CostCo. It's 94 degrees out, and they want me to look at snowy scened Christmas cards??

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              cavandre RE: jujuthomas Sep 3, 2012 09:24 AM

              Down here in FL, Fall doesn't start until Hurricane Season ends.

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                deet13 RE: cavandre Sep 4, 2012 10:34 PM

                Down here in Florida, summer sometimes doesn't end until well after Christmas.

                Although it is nice to drink a cold beer on the porch, while enjoying a BBQ, fish fry, or a crab/shrimp boil on a hot sunny day in late December...

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                MrsBridges RE: jujuthomas Sep 3, 2012 05:01 PM

                I didn't know about Eggo pumpkin waffles! Thanks for the tip.

                Fall is my favorite season. I believe that Einstein Bagels will bring back pumpkin bagels and pumpkin cream cheese this week. So good, especially with the fall harvest or fall spice (not sure what it's called) coffee.

                I also love apple cider. Pity that Michigan's apple crop was badly damaged last spring. My favorite Detroit area cider mills are buying apples from the west side of the state. I'll have to pay more, but so be it. It's also time to anticipate my favorite birthday dinner, pan-seared pork chops with sage, apples, and onions. The recipe involves deglazing the pan with cider! I cook my own birthday dinner every year because it's better than anything I could get in a restaurant. Served with hard-shell squash!

                If Labor Day comes, can fall be far behind?

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                  jujuthomas RE: MrsBridges Sep 3, 2012 06:20 PM

                  I'd never seen these Eggos before - I think they are trying something new.

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                  BuildingMyBento RE: jujuthomas Sep 3, 2012 05:09 PM

                  Perhaps unrelated, but Jamba Juice at one point offered pumpkin spice shakes...anyone know if they still sell 'em?

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                    Big Bad Voodoo Lou RE: jujuthomas Sep 4, 2012 11:01 AM

                    People go gaga over pumpkin-flavored things, but I always eagerly await the smaller variety of maple-flavored goodies that come out in the fall and winter. I wish there were half as many mapley products, and that so many of them don't also contain walnuts or other nuts.

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                      jujuthomas RE: Big Bad Voodoo Lou Sep 4, 2012 11:51 AM

                      I'm with ya Voodoo Lou, I love maple, can't have nuts.

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                        jujuthomas RE: ipsedixit Sep 4, 2012 11:50 AM

                        ha, i'd be picking the chocolate covered peanuts out and leaving the candy corns. :-D

                      2. ttoommyy RE: jujuthomas Sep 4, 2012 12:19 PM

                        Au Bon Pain has mini pumpkin spice coffee cakes and pumpkin muffins. I love the fall! Cool, crisp air and it gets dark early. Bring it on!

                        1. Terrie H. RE: jujuthomas Sep 4, 2012 10:28 PM

                          First sighting of fall here in Maryland was the one vendor in the entire farmers' market selling their apple cider. They sold out, too. Seems like people are ready for fall!

                          1. DuchessNukem RE: jujuthomas Sep 5, 2012 12:11 AM

                            I'm with peanut329, pumpkin beer!

                            New to me this year: Caramel Apple Sugar Babies. Tasted one, and said...eh. Tried one more...and one more...and one more. Half a box of "eh" later....

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