Yesterday I went to Pumpkin Joe’s. I’m sorry the name on the door said Trader Joe’s but sometime in recent weeks the store has challenged themselves to try to make everything in pumpkin form. There was granola, breakfast bars, ice cream, cereal, yogurt, cake, coffee, tea, dessert bars, butter, cornbread, toaster pastries, bread, rolls, muffins, seed, waffles, soup, pancakes, bagels (and if that’s not enough you can put pumpkin cream cheese on it too), croissants, ravioli, pudding, caramels, brittle, cookies (lots of cookies), macarons, cheesecake, crisps, biscotti, scones, croutons, pita crisps, ale and pie. They also have pumpkin body butter. I’m not kidding. It was overwhelming! Yes, they do actually sell pumpkins too.
I understand the pie. I could be tempted by the ale:) But that is it.
I’m waiting for someone to do the Trader Joe’s Pumpkin challenge- eat one pumpkin item per day. Let’s be honest –you could eat only pumpkin flavored items all day. Can you picture yourself having pumpkin pancakes with pumpkin butter and pumpkin coffee for breakfast? Pumpkin soup for lunch? Pumpkin ravioli and pumpkin ale for dinner? Top it all off with pumpkin chai tea and cookies?
You think they missed something? Pumpkin soda? Pumpkin fruit wraps? Pumpkin flavored maple syrup for those waffles and pancakes (Maybe they do have it and I missed it.)
For those interested, the third book in the Nathan Miccoli series, Gone But Not Healed, is now available in paperback and ebook. I promise, no pumpkins.