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Welcome to A Pumpkin A Day, our new series highlighting the finest in fake pumpkin flavors! Beginning mid-September and running through whenever grocery stores and cafes stop selling pumpkin flavored seasonal treats, we’ll highlight one pointlessly pumpkin product per day.

This packaging looks really healthy; the brown paper bag, Michele’s flowing flaxen cartoon hair, her basket of wheat, you know this is the natural stuff. I’m excited about this because I like foods with a lot of texture variation and at the very least I can see through the bag window that this has a lot of different textured foods. img_6977-jpg

Smells spicy, like any other kind of cinnamon granola would smell. I think the main thing that separates this from other granola is the pumpkin seeds. Other granola has pumpkin seeds as well, but this has more.
I wish it had cranberries in it. I always like a tart fruity kick in my granola and I feel like cranberries scream fall anyway. img_6979-jpg

They also have pecans in here which I think everyone thinks is really fall themed but I think pecans are much more wintery than fall because I associate them with post-Thanksgiving/pre-Christmas.

It’s all really well roasted and well cooked it just tastes the same as all the other granola I sometimes eat. The bag says they make this all year long and I can understand why, it’s not obnoxious in its pumpkin spiciness but it is tasty. img_6981-jpg


Pumpkin essence – 0. Pumpkin flavor and pumpkin seeds don’t relate in my mind so I get no sense of pumpkin in these.

Mouthfeel- 10. Crunchy with different sized bites of granola, just how I like it.

Diabetes factor – 1. Way less sugar than I expected (5g) and way less than what

Right to exist –9. This is a really solid granola. A fine way to start any day, regardless of the season.

Feel of fall – 5. Warm spices give a hint of fall but it’s not over the top.