Great Pumpkin Search 2013: Target Finds

I’m falling head first into Fall and hoping for cooler weather—despite the high 80° temps in Florida.

I desperately want to don my scarf collection and wear the berets I’ve recently crocheted, but until the weather agrees I’ll have to settle for a taste of fall instead of that crisp fall feeling.

Thankfully pumpkin flavored everything is out in full force, especially at Target!

 

For those who don’t have a Barnes & Noble nearby, I found a brand new item from Celestial Seasonings Tea—Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Black Tea!

I found this at Target, but I imagine it would also be found at your local grocer or wherever Celestial Seasonings is sold.

Celestral Seasonings- Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Black Tea & Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

Celestial Seasonings- Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Black Tea & Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

This tea is reminiscent of Chai spice, but with a hint of pumpkin. It’s very subtle. It does have actual pumpkin in it, and is naturally sweetened with stevia extract. I found that it still needed a bit of sugar or honey to bring out the flavors of the tea.

 

Also at Target I found these Market Pantry (limited) Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies (pictured with the tea above and below).

Market Pantry Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

Market Pantry Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

They taste like gingersnaps with a light cheesecake filling that has a slight hint of pumpkin. They aren’t too overwhelming, and the gingersnap sort of trumps the pumpkin crème, but they are a sweet treat.

 

Another Target exclusive is the brand new Pumpkin Spice M&Ms.

Pumpkin Spice M&Ms - Target Exclusive

Pumpkin Spice M&Ms – Target Exclusive

These are just like milk chocolate M&Ms with pumpkin spices mixed into the chocolate centers. Don’t expect these to taste like pumpkin pie, but do appreciate the hints of fall spice: nutmeg, cinnamon, and cardamom. The spices are a nice complement to the regular milk chocolate M&M blend, and will probably be a new item we’ll see every fall going forward.

 

Those were my top Target finds. They do have their pumpkin spice coffees from various brands, but all are artificially flavored, which I have been staying away from, granted the M&Ms were an exception, since I won’t eat them every day or have a ton of them at a time.

 

Have you found any Fall Favorites? Feel free to share below or on facebook.

 

Until Next Time

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