Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pumpkin Pie Fudge - ???

Pumpkin Pie Fudge - ???
This was a little gift from my mother, who likes to read my foodie posts. (Hi mom!) I'm not sure where she bought it, I'm guessing it was somewhere near the Jersey Shore, but a lot of places are peddling pumpkin fudge these days. At this point I have already reviewed a pumpkin fudge, but this one is packaged so cutely! How could I not photograph it?

There isn't much packaging to review. This is just a mini pie tin with some saran-wrap and a sticker. I don't even see any nutritional information posted anywhere. (Which is a little odd, but the last fudge I reviewed didn't have any information either.) There really isn't much for me to talk about. I mean, I like the pie tin, but I feel like this packaging is more for show than function or convenience. It was easy to remove the fudge from the tin, but it is difficult to keep it fresh. 

After I removed the saran wrap I could smell a hint of the pumpkin pie spices, but this smelled more like caramel than anything else. The aroma was very similar to dulce de leche, which makes sense because fudge is made with sweetened condensed milk. (The main ingredient in dulce de leche.)
When compared to the pumpkin spice fudge I purchased at The Fudge Factory, this wasn't very pumpkin-y at all. The spices are present, but this tasted more like a spiced caramel than a pumpkin pie. As I cut it with my knife I noticed that this fudge had a unique texture. It was a bit crumbly, but gummy. (Kind of like a kneaded eraser.) As it dissolved in my mouth I could feel some gritty sugar crystals. I actually liked the texture quite a bit. 
This fudge was yummy, and the packaging is precious, but I prefer The Fudge Factory's version. 
On a Pumpkin Scale of 1-5 (5 being the most pumpkin-y) I’d give this a 2 . (It's super cute though!)
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