Pumpkin Pie Kit Kats Actually Sound Delicious (Photos)


By Cooking Panda

Well gosh. I’m usually jealous of Japan’s multitude of novelty Kit Kat flavors, but for once it seems like us stateside consumers have lucked out.

Go overseas to the Asian country and for a limited time, you can pick up some cough drop-flavored Kit Kats. Seriously. Seriously.

But meanwhile, in the U.S., we have a much calmer and certainly less controversial flavor that a lot of fall-loving folks will enjoy: pumpkin pie — and just in time for the fall craze of pumpkin everything.

A post shared by @candyhunting on

These candies start with the same wafer base that we all know and love and then they’re filled with pumpkin pie-flavored creme, according to Delish. Then, they get coated with a pumpkin spice shell.

Sounds pretty good to me — and I’m not the only one who thinks so.

“Break me off a piece of that pumpkin pie, baby!” a social media account called Junk Banter posted on Instagram ” … These were found at a Dillons, another store owned by Kroger. No word on other retailers yet but something of this magnitude should make it to other retailers too. … Weird Kit Kats and pumpkin spice-flavored things are basically the two reasons I exist.”

Same, Junk Banter. Same.

So it seems like it’s getting to be time to say goodbye to summer and gear up for fall — at least in the kitchen. Though summer doesn’t start until late September, it’s about that time that you’ll start seeing PUMPKIN everything, and you won’t be able to escape it.

And if you’re a pumpkin spice hater, you’re just going to have to suck it up and let people have their fun, because it looks like the polarizing seasonal flavor has cemented its place in the fall lineup year after year.

“From an emotional standpoint, pumpkin spice evokes the comfort of a cozy kitchen and good things baking in the oven,” Eliza Cross, author of the cookbook “Pumpkin it Up!” told USA Today’s 10 Best in 2016. “More than any other flavor, I think pumpkin spice encompasses the sweet comfort of being home. … The pumpkin has been part of America’s culinary repertoire for centuries, so I like to think that people will continue to enjoy eating it and finding creative new ways to cook with it.”

Sources: Delish, 10 Best / Featured Image: Evan-Amos/Wikimedia Commons

Tags: fall candy, new Kit Kat, pumpkin pie Kit Kat, pumpkin spice, seasonal flavors
related articles

M&M’s Is Already Promoting Its Pumpkin Pie Flavor (Photo)


By Cooking Panda

Look, I’m a huge fan of autumn; it is by far my favorite season. I love the foliage (yes, foliage … I live in the Northeast, after all), the weather, the colors, the scents, and of course the seasonal flavors. I’m your girl if you want to try out a new Pumpkin Spice-flavored candy or novelty dish.

But this, even for me, is a little too soon. The weather has just cleared up; it’s finally sunny outside. Ice cream truck bells are clanging, children are playing outside again, and I finally don’t dread going outside without nine layers on.

I’m thinking about snow cones and refreshing treats; M&M’s, however, is apparently already trying to push their Pumpkin Spice flavor upon the masses in a super early effort to promote their Halloween flavor lineup!

Are you kidding me?

Thanks to the Instagram account Candy Hunting, it’s confirmed: M&M’s is being a little extra right now with its advertising.

“New Pumpkin Pie M&M’s will be out for Halloween! They are already for sale on candywarehouse.com. One bag with shipping is $19. Next week, I’ll find out if the M&M’s are worth that outrageous price.”

No, they most certainly are not worth that outrageous price. Who in their right mind is stocking up on Halloween treats now? We’re all supposed to be slathering on the sunscreen and sampling all the new iced coffee varieties the different chains are pumping out.

What about the new Apple Pie Oreos? And all of the Fourth of July hoopla that is sure to sweep food retailers in the coming months?

Come on, people. I urge you to eat seasonally and focus on all the Pumpkin Spice stuff when the time comes, in the autumn.

For now can we all just put our excitement for the new M&M’s on the back burner and actually allow ourselves to enjoy the summer harvest before global warming ruins it all for us in the future?

Source: Candy Hunting/Instagram / Photo Credit: Candy Hunting/Instagram

Tags: halloween treats, M&Ms, Pumpkin Pie, pumpkin spice, seasonal flavors
related articles