Pilgrim Joe's Pumpkin Ice Cream
"Made with nearly 30% pumpkin puree"
It's a rich orange color that hopefully you can see.
Yeah, it's strong, but not so much as to bowl me over like that Frozen Pumpkin Pie drink from Einstein Bros. Instead, this one maintains some decorum of a frozen treat. My favorite part is the melting edges because it reminds me of a pumpkin shake. That reminds me, this is definitely stronger than a pumpkin blizzard.
Now, do I like it? Yes. Do I love it? It's harder to say yes here because I've been spoiled by so many crust bits and marshmallow swirls from other brands. Some people scoop the pumpkin pie out of the crust, but me, I want that crust/pie balance to seal the deal. This one is well done, I'm just not in love.... says the person who just scooped several more bites. Nice job Trader Joe's.
On Second Scoop: I thought I'd be a smarty pants and smash a few of these tasty trader joe's dark chocolate peanut butter cups into my pumpkin ice cream because I kept thinking dark chocolate chips might go nicely here. Well... the spices are totally overriding the chocolate (and peanut butter for that matter). Oh well. I'm still amazed at how bespeckled by spices this flavor is. I wish I knew my spices better so I could tell you which one is sticking out so much... must be the nutmeg right? It's definitely not the cinnamon.
Verdict? Well done... but potent
Buy Again? Debating
Second Opinion: What's Good at Trader Joe's review