Laidback Gourmet: Jet-Puffed Pumpkin Spice Mallows


Welcome back to the Laidback Gourmet dear readers. Since I was disappointed in last week’s pumpkin’s fare I decided to give it another shot this week. As we all know every Autumn there’s a huge influx of pumpkin related food and drink, and as I confessed last week, I love it. I thought I had seen it all when it came to pumpkin related goods until last week when I saw these sitting on the shelf at the grocery store:



I don’t even remember buying that pumpkin, they’re just starting to appear randomly now.

That’s right! There are actually pumpkin spiced marshmallows now! How could I not buy them upon first sight? I’m pretty sure that these things were even custom made to be reviewed for this site. Oh, you don’t believe me? Look what’s on the bag:



I predict that website will now become bigger than Facebook and Twitter combined.

They made a Mr. Eddie style pun right there on the front label. You tell me they didn’t put that there just to get my attention. No, seriously, tell me because I think my ego might be getting out of control and we need to add some checks and balances or something. I can’t wait to try these though because I have a hunch that these things will be great for snacking:



They can’t legally print that if it wasn’t true!

See? My hunches were right! Alright, let’s open these up and take a look at these spiced delights:



You know, one would not normally eat a marshmallow that color. Just saying.

They’re little pumpkins! That’s adorable. That’s what I like about Jet Puffed Marshmallow shaped marshmallows, you can almost always nearly figure out what they’re supposed to be! That might not sound like a compliment but the world of cereals with marshmallow “Shapes” in them, trust me, it’s a major compliment. They actually smell pretty good and have a decided “pumpkin spiced” smell to them. Let’s pop them in my mouth and give them a try.

*om nom nom*

Wow, these do not disappoint! They’re actually really good. The pumpkin pie spice is strong enough without being overwhelming. They actually really do have what could be described, for lack of a better word, an “Autumny” flavor. You know, if “Autumny” was aw word. Kind of like the way an autumn scented candle might smell, but without being lethally toxic to ingest. (I hope) I’m gonna have to give these a big thumbs up in the flavor department, I would definitely pick these up again next year to add to my obsessive collection of pumpkin flavored goods and services. And hey, its true what the bag said:



The prophecy has come to pass!

And I would think that anything shaped like tiny little pumpkins would count as wacky. No would argue that, not if they were wacky enough. Final Score:




Well that ends this edition of the Laidback Gourmet, I hope everyone had fun reading it. As always you can send all your love, praise, admiration, affection, and other synonyms by emailing me at SuperfriendEd@Gmail.com. Until next time, I’m Ed DiFolco, your Laidback Gourmet, hoping everyone is “falling” into Autumn. Hey, if that line is good enough for a bag of marshmallows, it’s good enough for me.

PS: Next week: Even more pumpkin fun, plus a classic Halloween treat with a shiny new shell on it. (These are the hints folks)

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