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.
Today I’m tasting another granola. I feel like granola makes sense as a fall food because of the oats in it? Are oats harvested in the fall? I don’t know why this is a granola cereal versus just plain granola. Maybe they really want you to eat it in milk.
I’m not one of those people who gets weird about raisins, I really enjoy them so I like how many are in this granola. Granola can be pretty monotonous so the tart raisins add a fun change of pace.
The granola is nice and crunchy and it has good sized clusters but a lot of loose oat pieces as well, which makes for nice variation. It doesn’t taste particularly sweet but it has 15 grams of sugar per serving so they hide the sugar well. That’s not necessarily a good thing because that’s how they trick you into getting addicted to sugary cereal, I think. Trader Joe is coming for us.
I taste no pumpkin in here and just general vague “spice.” I don’t think they used pumpkin pie spice, I think they just used a general spice blend. If you asked me what flavor this was without showing me the box I would probably say normal. I know that’s not a flavor but it’s the best way to describe this granola. It’s super normal tasting.
Pumpkin essence – 0. Don’t think there’s any pumpkin in here.
Mouthfeel- 9. Super appropriate granola feelings in my mouth.
Diabetes factor – 1. Tiny hint of sweetness, but I should be okay.
Right to exist – 2. It’s a solid granola but there are a lot of those out there already.
Feel of fall – 3. Granola is kind of fall-y, I guess.