Good Morning lovelies!
I come to you on this bright Monday morning for my initial impressions of Cheerios latest flavor – Pumpkin Spice. (limited edition of course).
Last week I told you about the new flavor that I almost picked up but hesitated getting because, well I’m not a pumpkin person. Yesterday I headed to the grocery store to pick up fruits and snacks for work and when I saw the Pumpkin Spice Cereal display, there were only 4 boxes of the limited edition Cheerios left. So needless to say I had to get a box.
I’m munching on the Cheerios now as I type so this is a real time review and all good taste testers know that the best way to find out if Pumpkin Spice Cheerios – or anything for that matter – are worth the hype is clearly a taste test.
Initial thought….they just taste like Apple Cinnamon Cheerios. Which makes me wonder, is there any pumpkin at all in these? According to the ingredients, pumpkin, specifically pumpkin puree is the 6th ingredient for these lil oats (Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Corn Starch, Canola Oil, Salt, Pumpkin Puree, Refiner’s Syrup, Corn Syrup, Cinnamon, Trisodium Phosphate, Nutmeg, Cloves, Annatto Extract Color, Natural Flavor. Vitamin E (Mixed Tocopherols) Added to Preserve Freshness. Vitamins and Minerals: Calcium Carbonate, Zinc and Iron (Mineral Nutrients), Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbate), A B Vitamin (Niacinamide), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin Mononitrate), Vitamin A (Palmitate), A B Vitamin (Folic Acid), Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3.) so we know it is IN there.
Don’t get me wrong I like them because I like the Apple Cinnamon flavor. I was worried that I would not like these because as I mentioned I am not a pumpkin person and really don’t understand the PS (pumpkin spice) hype. It is worth noting that I am eating these without rice milk at my desk so the taste may be different with the addition of your choice of milk.
I will definitely finish the box and I MAY buy another box (if it isn’t sold out) to try some recipes with. I can see these making a good trail mix or gooey treat with marshmallows or even as a crust and/or crumble to an apple pie.🙂 who knows!
see you back here on Wednesday!