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We Try Everything Gluten-Free & Pumpkin Spiced So You Don’t Have To


Happy Fall Holidays, people! That time of year when YOU CAN’T ESCAPE THE PUMPKIN. While I respect the fed-up who say they will not allow a pumpkin flavored crumb to touch their lips, I decide to double down when Barbara’s sent me their Puffins limited edition pumpkin cereal and just see how much gluten-free pumpkin, pumpkin spice, and pumpkin rando foods I could eat! I also made my family, and here’s what we thought. 

Puffins Limited Edition Pumpkin Cereal 

The Girl-I don’t usually like Puffins, but this tastes good.

The Boy-I’m not much of pumpkin guy.

Hubs-Awesome. I’m going to have these tomorrow morning for breakfast. Are Puffins from Iceland?

Moi-It might just be the Paleo diet talking, but this is the most delicious cereal I’ve had in weeks.

Pumpkin Spice Peeps 

Actually dipped in white fudge, Peeps just took things a bridge too far.

The Girl-I bet the Peeps are going to be horrible. (after eating) Amazing. Can I have yours, Mommy? Too sugary to hate!

The Boy-I think I’m going to literally hate this. (after eating) Mmmmm! This is amazing.


Moi-That is terrifying.

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin O’s 

Yes, I know. Anything circular and oat-like is not awesome for celiacs right now. So I only popped one in my mouth. 

Hubs-These are also good.

The Boy-I want these for breakfast tomorrow.

The Girl-It’s fine….for pumpkin stuff.

Moi-Not tasting pumpkin.

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Coffee 

Talking the children into trying black coffee was easier than I thought. 

Hubs-Really good.

The Girl-It tastes like coffee. (frowny face)

The Boy-It tastes pretty cool.


Nestle Coffee-mate

Hubs-Delish. Upgraded the coffee

The Girl-Better.

The Boy-Why does it look kind of weird? You don’t taste the pupmkin, but you don’t taste the coffee.

Moi-I prefer just the coffee, to be honest. But that’s probably because I’m a psychopath.

Cascade Ice Pumpkin Pie Sparkling Water 

Now there are two words you never dreamed would go together: “water” and “pumpkin.”

The Boy-I’m never trying this ever in my life. NO. (5 minutes later) Okay, I love the pumpkin soda. As seen here-


The Girl-I love it.


Moi-This tastes like baby aspirin. (Kids, “Yum!” Me, “That’s not yum.”)

Terra Pumpkin Spice Sweets Chips 


The Boy-These are really good.

The Girl-Yum.

Moi-Very Terra. Solid.

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Tortilla Chips

The Girl-You can’t taste the pumpkin.

Hubs-I can totally taste the pumpkin.

The Boy-I like these! Actually, no.


So our faves broke down like so (yes, I know the numbers don’t add up, we are an indecisive family and chose multiple “favorites”):

Puffins Limited Edition Pumpkin Cereal – 1 vote

Terra Pumpkin Sipce Sweets Chips – 1 vote

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin O’s – 1 vote

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Coffee – 2 votes

Cascade Ice Pumpkin Pie Sparkling Water – 2 (very young) votes

Pumpkin Spice Peeps – 2 votes from I think you know who


What’s your favorite pumpkin spice gluten-free holiday treat? Tell me something I don’t know!

2 thoughts on “We Try Everything Gluten-Free & Pumpkin Spiced So You Don’t Have To

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