Packaged Food

New Pumpkin Spice Peeps Are Reminding Us That Fall Is Coming


If you’re a fan of Marshmallow Peeps, there’s a new flavor to keep an eye out for. Every fall, brands throw out a bunch of pumpkin-spiced items for a limited time. Looks like Peeps is doing just that.

The new Peeps Pumpkin Spice Dipped Marshmallow Chicks are already stocked online and ready to fill kitchen pantries as soon as you order. However, it might be a few weeks before you’ll find them in stores.

A pack of pumpkin Peeps will cost about $2.75. They’ll be available in retailers beginning Aug. 31.



Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire Whiskey Launches Nationally


Following a limited release of the product last year, Jack Daniels Distillery announced the national, permanent addition to their line of whiskeys: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire.

Given the extreme popularity of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky within the coveted millennial demographic and the distillery’s success with flavored whiskey in the form of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, it’s hardly shocking that there’s a new player in the spiced whiskey game.

Jack Daniels Distillery consistently sells about three times as many cases as Fireball annually (likely due to the overall growth of whiskey consumption), but this accounts for all of the distillery’s whiskey products in comparison to the singular Fireball brand.

Jack Fire joins a slew of other spiced whiskeys trying to knock Fireball down a peg: Jim Beam’s Kentucky Fire (August 2014); Wild Turkey’s American Honey Sting (October 2014);  and the new Cinnamon, Spiced and Sarsaparilla Jeremiah Weed flavors (November 2014).


WANT: Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Twinkie


Recipe: Inside Bru Crew Life


Pepperidge Unveils Pumpkin Spice Milano Cookies, 2 Other Pumpkin Products

Pepperidge-Pumpkin-ItemsFall has barely started and we’ve seen a plethora of pumpkin products flood the market. Pepperidge Farm, no shits given, has introduced three new items at the peak of pumpkin popularity. Pretty bold, guys. The three items released are Pumpkin Spice Swirl bread, Pumpkin Cheesecake cookies and Pumpkin Spice Milano cookies.

Honestly, we’re pretty tired of all the pumpkin-inspired items launched over the last few weeks. Heck, even typing the word “pumpkin” so many times is exhausting. However, Pepperidge Farm is also a guilty pleasure. Imagine making a sick turkey sandwich with that pumpkin bread, then just going to town on those cookies.

The Pumpkin Spice Swirl bread will be sold at an estimated retail price of $3.99, the Pumpkin Cheesecake cookies for $3.99 and the Milano Pumpkin cookies for $3.69. The items are available now through December, January and February respectively.


Apple Cinnamon Cashew Cookies

Normally when you think “cookie” you think chocolate, nuts, oatmeal, milk? … ever think of fruit?

This Apple Cinnamon Cashew Cookie is light, full of spice and tastes oh-so very close to an apple pie. MM! Just a cinnamon cookie base tossed with baked cinnamon apples and roasted cashews to make it a little more than just your average cookie. Spice up your next dinner party, bbq, or just a simple night at home, in your PJs watching movies with this very simple, very quick recipe.

And, if you ask me, they taste even better for breakfast! 🙂

Baked Apple Cinnamon Cashew Cookies

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon + 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped granny apples
  • 1 cup chopped cashews
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar + 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a bowl (1), combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; set aside. Chop up your Granny Apple’s into small chunk, as well as your cashews. In a small bowl (2), add apple chunks, then sprinkle with teaspoon cinnamon and tablespoon sugar, and toss. In that same bowl, mix in cashews and white chocolate bits; set aside.

In a large bowl (3), whip butter and sugars (brown and white) until light and fluffy. Add your egg and vanilla, then mix until combined. Gradually add in your flour mixture. Then fold in your apple/cashew/chocolate mixture. On a Silpat or parchment-lined baking sheet, place about 1 tablespoon size balls of dough about an inch apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes.


Pumpkin Muffins with Spiced Cream Cheese Filling

I know Thanksgiving is well over and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but I had to bring back my love of pumpkin flavored baked goods. What you are drooling over is not your typical pumpkin pie, in fact, it is a pumpkin muffin. Typically, we would usually pair this treat with some sort of ice cream or cool whip… but not these bad boys! They are stuffed with spiced cream cheese filling. Power dessert? I think so! (Thx HealthyFoodForLiving)

News Sweets

Krispy Kreme: Pumpkin Spice Cake Doughnuts Return

The Pumpkin Spice Cake doughnuts are back at Krispy Kreme for the fall season. Created with pumpkin flavors and spices, then finished with the chain’s Original Glaze, these doughnuts will be available through November 28 at participating locations.


Craving: Blueberry Red Wine Sorbet


‘Imagine the deepest magenta sorbet full of the freshest blueberry flavor combined with the earthy richness of a good red wine and the slight subtle back note of spice. What you get is a light and refreshing cold slush that will leave you more than satisfied after a light summer meal. Or even after a substantial grilled menu, come to think of it’. (Thx Pastrystudio)