It’s that time of year again when everything turns orange and the pumpkins start to come out at Trader Joe’s. It’s a difficult task but I will taste as many pumpkin inspired products as I can this Fall. Next up is the Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread. Trader Joe’s introduced it many years ago and it keeps coming back and it’s always a huge hit in the Fall.
I rarely ate cream cheese until recently when my older son took a liking to it. He is such a picky breakfast eater (unless it’s bacon) that I’ll try anything to get him to eat in the morning. He’s so hungry when he gets home from school that he just eats constantly from 4 to 8 p.m. every night.
As I said, Trader Joe’s mentioned they released the Pumpkin Cream Cheese spread again this year. I’m glad I found it again this year! Basically what we have here is lightly whipped cream cheese (easier to spread) with some actual pumpkin puree incorporated into it and pumpkin pie spices to give it that special pumpkin flavor. Trader Joe’s also adds a dash of sugar to make it even more delectable! I tried to give it to my older son on his morning bagel, but he was not having anything to do with it, which is too bad because I really liked it! More for me!
I got some Trader Joe’s Plain Bagels (decent, but not that great 6 Bells) and toasted them. Took the hot bagels from the toaster and slathered them with Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread and I could smell the pumpkin pie spices wafting from the bagels. It has a nice appealing light orange color with what looks like little flecks of pumpkin in it.
When I took my first bite I swear I was eating pumpkin pie on a bagel. The cream cheese is pretty light because of the whipping and is easy to spread. They got the pumpkin pie spices just right and with a bit of sugar it really has the consistency of pumpkin pie and considering what’s in pumpkin pie, it’s not far off! I would wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone who likes pumpkin pie on a bagel!
I am going to keep buying this as long as it’s at Trader Joe’s, which should be through November and I bet they keep bringing it back every year! I really like this so I am going to give Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread 9 Bells! Buy it while you can because it will be gone by the end of the year!
Ingredients. PASTEURIZED CULTURED CREAM, PREPARED PUMPKIN, PASTEURIZED CULTURED SKIM MILK, BROWN SUGAR, SUGAR, CINNAMON, SALT, AND STABILIZERS (XANTHAN, LOCUST BEAN, AND GUAR GUM)