Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Bark - Pumpkin 2012 Haul

 Pumpkin Spice Bark - Aldi : Medford, NJ

I am collecting all of my pumpkin posts from last year and re-posting them here on Blogger to make a comprehensive collection. Here is the original Tumblr post.
I have been craving some good white chocolate, so I grabbed this seasonal item to add to my pumpkin haul. (Should this be pumpkin month?)
The box is a bit unique. It isn’t rectangular, it's more of a rhombus, and I really like that. When stacked, the packages reminded me of a bee hive. On the front of the box you can see an image of the product, cinnamon sticks and a tiny pumpkin. (I love when they include a nice photo on the box.) The overall design is rather nice. Aldi’s no-frills brand is getting quite frilly!
When I open the plastic bag, I can smell nutmeg. The bow wasn’t kidding when it said it was sprinkled with it, I think the dusting is rather generous and more nutmeg than cinnamon. While the nutmeg is a very strong smell, I can still smell a few sweet confectionery notes. Sadly, it doesn’t smell like coco-butter or real white chocolate. I am guessing this is a ‘confection’ and not a white chocolate bark.
As my teeth bit into the bark, I was surprised by how soft it was, the second it hits my tongue it melts almost like butter. I like the melty mouth feel, but it was way too sweet. The nutmeg cut through some of the sweetness, but I can barely taste any cinnamon at all.
While the nutmeg taste reminds me a lot of pumpkin, this is really just white candy with nutmeg on it. Not very pumpkin-y at all.
On a pumpkin-y scale of 1-5 (5 being extremely pumpkin-y) I would rate this a .5,
Honestly, this was the most disappointing pumpkin item I have tasted so far. ;_;

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