“I’m not sure.”
Those three words have popped into my head a few times while eating Limited Edition Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispies Treats.
So far, I’ve eaten 13 of the 40 bars that are in the box, but I’m not sure my mass consumption is a full you-must-buy-these endorsement. First off, 40 treats is A LOT for one or two people. I’m at 14 (yes, I ate another one while typing this paragraph), and I’m getting kind of tired of them.
When I first gazed upon the rectangular treat, I thought it had an orange hue. But as I stared at it, I wondered if my eyes were playing tricks on me and that its wrapper is influencing its color. When I look at one in the light and away from any wrappers, it looks like a usual pale Rice Krispies Treat, but at the same time, I’m not sure about that because it also looks orangey. My eyes and brain are so confused.
Dried pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices are ingredients. There’s cinnamon. Yay! Ginger. Yay! Nutmeg. Yay! Allspice. Yay! Acetylated monoglycerides. I’m not sure what that is!
Those ingredients do give the treats an almost authentic pumpkin pie flavor, albeit a bit mild. I recently tried the Pumpkin Pie Kit Kat and they have a bold flavor. If those SHOUT pumpkin pie, these are more like a normal conversation in a quiet room. At first, I thought it was a bit too light because the flavor of a regular Rice Krispies Treat comes through with each bite. But after eating so many of them, I think snack Stockholm syndrome has kicked in and now it’s just right.
But the thing with the pie flavor is that I’m not sure where it’s coming from. I know the icing has it because when I take a bite with the white drizzle, my taste buds get that mild pumpkin pie flavor. But when I take a bite from its undercarriage, sans icing, I sometimes get spices and other times it tastes like I’m biting into a regular Rice Krispies Treat.
I have 25 left (yes, I ate another). They’re good, but not I’m-going-to-eat-all-40 good. Hopefully, next year they’re available in a less Costco-like size. But if you can pawn them off to your co-workers, friends, or kid’s classmates to gain brownie points, I mean, Rice Krispies Treats points, go ahead and buy a box, and then give the rest to others after you’ve eaten your share.
Thanks to Impulsive Buy reader Carla for sending a box to me!
(Nutrition Facts – 1 bar – 90 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 95 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 8 grams of sugar, less than 1 gram of protein.)
Purchased Price: N/A
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Good, but not eat-all-40 good. Almost authentic pumpkin pie flavor. Made with real pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice.
Cons: Only available in 40-pack. Not sure if it has an orange hue. Not sure if the pumpkin pie flavor also comes from the Rice Krispies.
4 thoughts to “REVIEW: Limited Edition Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispies Treats”
Save em to give away on Halloween!
fuc outta here dan, im finna buttchug a dozen of these rn
and i’m not sure about this review xD
I don’t really get the verdict Marvo.
And i don’t mean it in any offending way. You wrote a really good and funny review, as always, but somehow a real “closure” is missing.
Ok… 7 out of 10 is more than solid, you ate more than 2 “normal packs” and you said it right at the beginning “you’re not sure”.
But while reading the review: The Rice Krispies seem to nail their flavor. They actually have real pumpkin in them, the “pumpkin spice” is also there and they still taste like way too sweet rice kirspies. The only thing they don’t: They don’t go overboard with the pumpkin spice and hit your in the face (TWICE) while taking abite from them, like other products do. (You can hate that or like it. An i’m still not sure if you love the “pumpkin spice “ooomph” or like it if the product doesn’t completely loose their original taste while providing a fall flavor :)). If the first: I can understand why you are so “unsure” about them. You expected something different, right?
My try to get a verdict out of your review:
They are close to perfect, since they nail the flavor and have real pumpkin in them, but due to the inconsistency and the fact, that you sometimes get a bite that doesn’t provide the “limited pumpkin flavor” they need a bit more of the icing.
Hardcore Pumpkin Pie Spice lovers, that eat the spice raw, should avoid these, since the flavor is more subtle and they still taste like Rice Krispies, even when you eat a piece with the icing.
And the real problem: Only available in a 40-pack. But that would (at least for me) also be a problem with normal rice krispie treats. They seem to be an really good Fall substitute for your normal Rice Krispie Treats urge, since they provide a slight pumpkin flavor, but it still feels like eating Rice Krispie Treats.^^
(when you think about this, that makes them even perfect… i mean… not beeing a product, that beats the original and let costumers want to buy just this version instead of the original and let them cry for them even years later, but a product, that you buy instead of the orginal, ’cause it’s fall, is smart. When summer comes you switch back to original rice krispie treats and wait for fall to come, to get your slight pumpkin twist without loosing too much of the original “feeling” xD)
Sorry, the comment got a bit long… -.-
You don’t have to share with undeserving trick-or-treaters. Rice Krispie Treats last a very long time in their wrappers…. Really. We’re talking more than a year. Or maybe two. Or…. well, let’s just say I tend to stock up on sales and haven’t run into a stale one yet.
So you don’t have to feel in a rush to finish the box. Consider it an experiment on shelf life.
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