Now I know why the eyes on the black cat on the packaging of these Pumpkin Pie Kit Kat are so wide open. At first, I imagined it was high from snorting off of that pumpkin pie a line of crushed eye of newt it stole from its witch.
But after trying the candy, I realized it’s not because of dried amphibian bodies that have gone through a pestle and mortar and then through a feline nasal cavity. It’s because the black cat tried the candy and had its kitty mind blown by how good it is.
The Kit Kat fingers look as if they’re caramel or dulce de leche-flavored, but they smell straight up pumpkin pie or like I’ve walked into the fall section at my local Target.
According to the thousands of recipes Google spits back at me after plugging in “pumpkin pie” in its search box, the common spices in one are cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. Those aren’t listed in the ingredients for this candy. Instead, there’s “natural flavor and artificial flavor.” I’m not sure what’s natural or artificial, but, geez, the first bar I ate had a spice kick I was not expecting. Although, my taste buds have gotten used to it because every bar I’ve had since hasn’t been as intense.
Having tried so many pumpkin spice/pumpkin pie-flavored products that I’m surprised I don’t smell spicy, I thought it would have a strong cinnamon flavor, followed by the other spices. That would’ve been great. But, nope, the cinnamon flavor takes a back seat to the ginger and nutmeg, which is also great. Because of the elevated ginger flavor, there are moments when the candy bar reminds me of a ginger snap cookie. But for the most part, it smells and tastes like pumpkin pie.
But, the weird thing is, while I enjoy it very much and it’s the best tasting limited edition U.S. Kit Kat flavor I’ve had, I don’t feel compelled to eat the printed serving size, which is three two-piece bars. I’ll devour two fingers, let out a couple of food pleasure moans, lick off whatever creme melted onto my fingers, rub my tummy, and then I’m good.
But overall, you’re right black cat on the packaging, Pumpkin Pie Kit Kat is eye-popping wonderful.
(Nutrition Facts – 3 two-piece bars – 220 calories, 100 calories from fat, 12 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 35 milligrams of sodium, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 19 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.)
Purchased Price: Purchased on eBay so I paid more than I should
Size: 9.8 oz. bag
Purchased at: N/A
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Smells and tastes like pumpkin pie. Also, at times, taste like a ginger snap cookie. It’s the best limited edition U.S. Kit Kat I’ve ever had.
Cons: Don’t feel compelled to eat the printed serving size. Snorting crushed eye of newt.
10 thoughts to “REVIEW: Pumpkin Pie Kit Kat”
Can’t find anywhere
These are just to Kroger correct?
They are widely available at Kroger here in Michigan, and on sale at $3.00 per bag.
Where have you seen these available? We do not have a Kroger here in New Jersey.
I know what i’m getting the next time I go shopping!
Yah my Kroger in Cincinnati has a whole huge endcap filled with them
Sounds more like a 9 to me! I can’t wait to find these – hoping my one Kroger-owned store gets em!
I got these based on all the good reviews. I never buy anything in huge bags like this, but these are worth it. Not too spicy, more
Sweet chocolate yum. Totally worthy it. The best US kit kat so far. Let’s hope this starts the flavour revolution in The states .
They are at Marionos and probably any other Kroger owned chain (Harris Teeter, Meiers, etc). These are very good, but I too, can only handle one at a time. Which, to me, is a good thing.
I love pumpkin pie flavored snacks but I thought these were quite awful.. there was not much pumpkin flavor but more of “spices” flavoring and it was overpowering. Saw it at Krogers for $2.99
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