Pumpkin Spice (3 reviews)

R.W. Knudsen Sparkling Pumpkin Spice

R.W. Knudsen Sparkling Pumpkin Spice

For camping in this chilly autumn weather I really wanted a bottle of Reed's Spiced Apple Brew to sip while I sat at a fire. There is something wonderful about sipping some spiced sparkling apple juice while fire consumes everything it touches in a controlled setting while chatting with some good friends. At the store I discovered that they no longer seemed to stock that particular product (I am more than slightly concerned that it has been discontinued and I need to do some research). While I didn't find what I was looking for I did find this bottle which appeared to be similar, but with pumpkin added to the mix.

So I sat at my campsite and threw a rouge pumpkin I found on the fire and cracked this bottle open. As the fire distorted the face carved into the gourd I sipped on a glass of this sweet treat. It turns out it is very similar to what is one of my favorite drinks that I was bummed I couldn't find. The pumpkin isn't too overpowering and I'd have to say that it is mostly a sparkling apple drink. It is fairly sweet tasting. I could only drink a smallish glass (which is what a human should drink, we don't need to be the gluttons we tend to be). It was very enjoyable for that glass, but I can't imagine drinking more than that in a sitting (or even over an extended period of time). It's good that it's a seasonal product. I hope to enjoy it again next year.

Website
http://www.rwknudsenfamily.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Juice, Sparkling
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper 1 week, 4 days ago
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Beaumont Coffee Iced Coffee Pumpkin Spice

Beaumont Coffee Iced Coffee Pumpkin Spice

I’m a bit out of season at this point with this drink, but it got lost in the piles of beverages that make up a majority of the room that was once a kitchen in my house. In reality things haven’t gotten that out of control, but a large portion of my fridge, several cupboards and a shelf have all been claimed by Thirsty Dudes “to be reviewed” drinks. As you can imagine drinks do often get forgotten in the “shuffle.”

Now that I am finally getting around to drinking this, I’m a bit bummed that I didn’t drink it sometime last year (2-3 months ago for those of you reading this in future times. Do hoverboards exist yet? I really hope so. I’ve already been waiting on those things for decades.). On a nice unseasonably warm fall day this would have been quite fitting. Not so much on a blustery January evening. I feel like I should be walking around a park with a dog and picking up sticks for the fallen leaves for the dog to play fetch with. The idea of wearing only a hoodie and jeans is like a dream now. I fear my fingers may succumb to frostbite as I type this. Anyway, it would be a nice Sunday afternoon, the sun will be bright in the sky, my dog companion will be having the time of his life, not knowing that cold fronts that will soon be moving in, and I’d be sipping on this little bottle of spiced goodness.

This is sweet and has more milk in it than any serious coffee drinker would like. Lucky for me I am not a serious coffee drinker, so I enjoyed it a bit. The pumpkin spice isn’t very strong, and also isn’t very pumpkin like. It tastes like someone added half of a shot of chai to some iced coffee. It’s good I like it. My imaginary dog also liked it when he thought it was the stick and jumped at me, thus knocking it out of my hand in the made up scenario in my head. Dr. Leo Marvin you sure are an annoying dog sometimes. Just for that I shall not take you sailing with me in my upcoming imagined vacation.

Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Coffee
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on January 21st, 2013
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Upstate Farms Pumpkin Spice

Upstate Farms Pumpkin Spice

Your grandma rules. Make her cookies for once. Every time you go over there, she's up to something. Something delicious, not something maniacal. You're grandma who is capable of every baked good imaginable is not capable of even the slightest evil. You want cookies? Don't worry because she has some in the freezer that she made yesterday and if that's not good enough for you, you brat, she does have two different types in the oven as we speak. She also makes the best spaghetti, regardless of her heritage, known to man.

There is always some sort of pie there. Typically it's a cherry or an apple pie, complete with those nice, woven tops like you see in movies and in print. She doesn't do those lazy flat, plain tops with a couple holes so you know what kind of garbage pie it is. You grandma deal with quality. Your grandma is the Rolls Royce of cooking and baking. When it comes time to fall, she makes pumpkin pie and it's obviously delicious. She nails it every time and has never made a bad pie in her life. Upstate Farms has hired your grandma at a reasonable rate to spill her secrets into a plastic container because this stuff tastes like pumpkin pie and I'm not exaggerating. There are even little spice specs, a term I just coined that if anyone uses henceforth they owe me royalties, inside of the drink. It's delicious.

Throw your forks in the garbage, kiss your grandma on the cheek, and go get this. It's a limited time thing that might only be available in Upstate New York. Wash your forks and put them back in the silverware drawer. I don't know why I told you to throw your forks in the garbage. You don't need them for a drink, is what I was getting across. Then I tried to get you to help your grandma out because she already made you a large meal. There is no reason she should be doing your dishes, too, you ingrate.

Website
http://www.upstatefarms.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Milk
Rating
5/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on October 18th, 2011
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