The Pumpkin Post
I like to scroll through food blog entries and just about everyone and their mom and their mom’s dog and the dog’s favorite leg is currently writing about pumpkin foods and drinks. It seems like it’s already been talked to death and fall only started a few weeks ago! So I’ll just stick to my main points about pumpkins and food.
1. Most places are using pumpkin syrup to flavor their lattes – not actual pumpkin – so there is no good reason they can’t serve them year-round. They are so delicious, and I don’t only want them in the fall. I understand why they do it, but I hate them.
2. The Starbucks variety of pumpkin lattes are not very good. I like my lattes to taste like coffee, with pumpkin flavoring and spices. Not like sugar with pumpkin flavoring and maybe a hint of coffee. I have gotten one this season, and a pumpkin spice frappucino, which I enjoyed – but that I did not expect to taste like coffee. My preference would be Peet’s, which in fact tastes much more like coffee, but they’re less conveniently located. They also have a pumpkin chai option, which I must say is soooooooooooooooo good. With more o’s. If you like chai and pumpkin, there is no way you won’t like this. Try one!
Anyone live near Brighton Center (Boston)? Familiar with Cafenation? I used to live, and now work, in that area, and Cafenation is my favorite little slightly overpriced cafe. They have really taste food and good coffee, and I stepped in there on Wednesday and found they were offering a pumpkin latte. Of course I had to get one… it was just what I think a pumpkin latte should be. You could certainly taste the pumpkin, but it wasn’t overly sweet, and the coffee was good as always. A very smooth latte.
3. I saw a picture online somewhere of pumpkin pancake and waffle mix from Trader Joe’s, and I am intent on getting some this weekend. I have a waffle maker. I want pumpkin waffles.
I’m craving a burger and fries. Will have to figure out when I can get to a place that has one worth eating…