Fall Seasonal Sweets...
Why Does Fall Make Us Crave Sweet Things?
Once the weather has a clean, crisp and decidedly cooler feel to it, we know in our hearts that the fall season has begun. I don't know about you, but there is something about the fall season that makes me crave sweet things, things that only normally come out in stores in the fall... things like Caramel Apple Pops (usually found on store shelves along with the Halloween candy).
And then there are "Mint Crunch" moon pies... reminiscent of "Thin Mint" Girl Scout cookies. Not to mention "Pumpkin Delights" made by Little Debbie, and of course the fall "staple" (ok, so that's a stretch) Candy Corn!
Caramel apple pops... sweet almost taffy like pops tasting like a fresh, crunchy green apple slathered in caramel... made by "Tootsie" (remember tootsie rolls?) This is one of the few candies that I wish would be available all year. But, I have to be content with only being able to find them in the fall as a special and seasonal treat.
And if you have never tried a "Mint Crunch" Moon Pie, you are missing out on a heavenly treat! They are like crunchy cookies filled with an extraordinary mint creme. Then, they are dipped in a wonderful melty kind of chocolate... they will have you thinking of the times you've bought "Thin Mint" Girl Scout cookies and perhaps even tried freezing them to make them last longer than the Girl Scout cookie season. You'll want to lick every bit of chocolate mint deliciousness off of your hands when you eat these. Simply AMAZING!
Another wonderful seasonal treat is called Pumpkin Delights, and they are made by Little Debbie. These taste like wonderful little mini "pumpkin pies" or pumpkin cookies... with a faint taste of molasses. If you are like me, they will fill you with wonderful memories of Thanksgiving's past. They also have cute "smiley" faces on them, which adds to their charm.
OK, so my personal greatest memory of fall, Thanksgiving in particular from when I was a child, was of a great Uncle who would take his false TEETH out and make them "chatter" and make the kids at the "kids table" laugh. Seriously, though, Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday because of the family getting together aspect of it and sharing of food and company features of the holiday, and being thankful for all the blessings we have and all that is wonderful in our lives. It comes without the hassle of gift giving, high expectations, meltdowns (on both the parts of children as well as some adults) that Christmas sometimes brings!
Of course, what article about "fall seasonal treats" would be complete without a mention of Candy Corn. Now there are so many different varieties to choose from, with my personal favorite brand being "Brach's". I never have been a big eater of candy corn. However, I have known people who are practically addicted to it, and who can down an entire bag of it on their lunch break... ahem. She knows who she is! (Winking!!)
These fall treats are almost guaranteed to bring out the kid in all of us, and couldn't the world use a little more of that these days? So, sit back under your favorite tree, oak and maple trees are especially wonderful for this. Feel the cool refreshing breeze with crimson, orange and yellow leaves falling all around you. Then enjoy one of these simple treats, as well as the beautiful "eye candy" that mother nature provides for us this time of year... you'll be glad you did!
Another Fall Favorite... Pumpkin Spice Limited Edition Coffee By Green Mountain Coffee Company
Another fall favorite of mine that may not exactly fit into the sweet category is the limited edition mild roast coffee flavor that comes out every fall called Pumpkin Spice. This is sooo yummy, especially with just one little 30 calorie cup of french vanilla coffee creamer... heaven! Tastes just like a slice of warm pumpkin pie and gives me warm memories every time I taste it!
Pumpkin spice flavor limited edition coffee by Green Mountain is available in both bags of regular coffee for traditional coffee makers, and also in Keurig "K" cups for the Keurig brewer. We personally use the Keurig K cups since that's the coffee maker we have.
I also love the pumpkin spice cappuccino that is available in some quick mart stores. I used to buy it every fall in Wisconsin at a quick mart on my way to or from work. Since we moved to Nevada, though, I haven't really looked for it in quick marts here, so I'm not sure if it's available nationwide.
The pumpkin spice flavor coffee from Green Mountain coffee is available at their website, and also in stores... but like the name says, it is a limited edition. It will probably be gone by the time the first snowflakes start to fly, so I would stock up if you really love this flavor!
I have tried other brands of pumpkin spice coffee, but in my opinion, this one tastes the best. And I like that it is a light roast... I'm a "wimpy" coffee enthusiast I guess... I don't want coffee so strong that's going to give me facial hair just from drinking it... just sayin'!
So, for a real fall treat this year, sit down and enjoy a hot steaming cup of pumpkin spice flavor coffee, a moon pie and a great book... life can not get much better than that!
Your Favorite Fall Treats....
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