It’s pumpkin fest at Trader Joe’s right now! This time of the year is chocked full of pumpkin flavored products (or at least they are orange in color!) You know it’s the run up to Halloween when sometime in the middle of September all the summer stuff gets replace with Orange and Black! This is a new item for me in 2012, an addition to their lineup of fruit cereal snack bars all named for the fruit that walks into a bar, so like This Apple walks into a bar… or a Blueberry walks into a bar. For this one it is This Pumpkin walks into a bar! Trader Joe’s has several of these bars. I think Fig, Blueberry, Apple and now Pumpkin. I listed them as one of my top choice for Kid Friendly foods!
I like all their bars, but my two boys only will eat the Blueberry ones. I showed them the Pumpkin bars and they wrinkled their noses at but I told them to give it a try and they both hesitantly took a little nibble and quickly spit it out! OK, they are not that bad. To me they had the same texture and everything as the other cereal bars they sell. They have a lovely aroma of the pumpkin pie spice melange. When I put it in mouth, I really liked the spices in it. I thought it was very similar in flavor to the fig bars, but when I looked at the ingredients there wasn’t any. Mostly it is sugar and pumpkin as the filling. I kind of wished there was more filling. Anyway, I really liked it.
Trader Joe’s trying to inject as much pumpkin into our diet this time of year and that’s probably a good thing seeing how good pumpkin is for you! My kids may no like them, but your kids might and it’s a cool twist on the season. I ate the whole box and loved them. I just wish there was a little more pumpkin in them. Great snack to throw in the kids lunch box.
I am going to rate these Trader Joe’s This Pumpkin Walks Into a Bar cereal bars a 8 Bells!