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Saturday, September 8, 2018
Classic Hokey Halloween Horror: Pumpkin Delights by Little Debbie
This review originally appeared on The Epic Review back in 2013!
It doesn't matter when or where, but Little Debbie's Pumpkin Delights are always the first Halloween themed food I stumble across every year (typically in late August or early September it seems). Yes, Little Debbie is the harbinger of the two months of madness and terror that is the Halloween season. Why does she always make it to shelves first? Well, they seem innocuous enough; they're generic enough to be a general "fall" themed item rather than full blown Halloween. Just look at the box: regular pumpkins, fall leaves, and a smiling little Debbie. She's not decked out in a witch costume or being stalked by a serial killer or anything; she's just standing above the pleasant fall scene, peddling these pleasant ginger cookies with a pumpkin filling that I tend to by every year, even though I only ever end up eating one or two. Anyways, let's taste test them, shall we? Join me after the break...
You get eight of these cookies in a box, each sealed in their own little plastic bag. If you gave these out to trick r' treaters, you'd probably be pretty popular at first, but these things get smashed easily, so once the kids get home and find their warped treat, they'll probably come back and egg your house. You just can't win against kids when they're dressed like ninjas and jacked up on fun size candy bars.
click here and look. They're still pretty yummy, though. They're kind of like a soft ginger snap (not spicy though) with a light pumpkin filling. It's a harder filling, kind of like the fruit filling in a Jammy Dodger, and not something like doughnut jelly. It really blends in with the ginger of the cookie, so it's hard to taste.
These are pretty good. I'm not a huge fan of snack cake items like Twinkies and Ho-Hos, but I do love these things. I mean, I like the taste of them, but I love the idea of them. Like a chill in the air or the first falling leaf, Little Debbie's Pumpkin Delights always remind me that fall is here and Halloween is right around the corner. If you show up at my house to Trick R' Treat, I might give you one of the ones I haven't eaten yet, although this year I'm already down to only three left, so I might make it through the box before Halloween. That would truly make 2013 a Halloween to remember.