REVIEW: Thomas’ Apple Pie English Muffins

Growing up, Thomas’ English Muffins were a symbol of wealth to me. If I slept over your house and got one of these for breakfast, I likely assumed that you were a real Richie Rich: driving to school in your Power Wheels, always buying replacements for your lost/eaten Polly Pocket figurines, and maybe even owning a Super Nintendo. My family wasn’t poor, but it would be a cold day in coupon-clipping hell before my mom would buy the name-brand version of any food. She was more concerned with “feeding” her “children” rather than indulging in my desperate pleas for nooks and crannies.

So, even now as an adult, purchasing Thomas’ English Muffins gives me a sense of accomplishment and a rush of assurance that I’m on the right path with my life. It’s always a pleasure for me to buy these, which is why I was excited to try out the limited edition Apple Pie version.

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The blurb boasts that these muffins will “warm your kitchen,” a claim that I decided to test. Here is my thermostat before I popped one of these into the toaster:

Before

After 2-3 minutes, they were ready to eat. Amazingly, check out my updated thermostat temperature!

AFter

Well, whatever, I hadn’t planned on replacing my heating system with a bunch of muffins anyway. I got down to business and buttered the shit out of both sides. The smell wasn’t particularly special; there was some light cinnamon but not much else. Biting into it, I gotta admit that I was pretty disappointed. It’s basically just a cinnamon spiced English Muffin. Since it’s an English Muffin it’s still tasty in all the traditional ways, but I’d never in a million years land on “apple pie” as the flavor. The ingredients proudly list “REAL APPLES” (as opposed to what, I don’t know) but the fruitiness just ain’t there. Maybe if they had used a lighter touch with the cinnamon, then the subtle apple flavors would’ve come through? Ugh, who cares.

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Eating these Apple Pie English Muffins still made me feel like a fancy duke, but it didn’t really elevate the experience in any new way. Skip this version and stick with the original English Muffins. And let me come over and use your Super Nintendo while you’re at it. I want to play Street Fighter 2. You can play too but you have to be Blanka every time.

Ability for These Muffins to Replace My Gas Heater Rating: 0 out of 10
How Awesome I Am At Street Fighter 2 Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Overall Rating: 4 out of 10

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6 Responses

  1. Junk Male says:

    Hey what’s wrong with Blanka?

  2. Disappointing 🙁 do they have a pumpkin spice variety? I bet if they used real pumpkin in their English muffins it would be good. Maybe putting the pumpkin spice peanut butter and co would do these muffins a favor…

    • Drunk Female says:

      Yup, we’ll review the pumpkin spice version too! Hopefully those fare better. I was gonna toss some Pumpkin Butter on these, but I thought it might make it too difficult to review the actual muffin. I bet it would help, though–I just love the classic 5 tablespoons of butter on mine. 🙂

      • The nooks and crannies make any spread awesome! And can’t wait for the pumpkin spice review! Hopefully it will be more complex than a dull cinnamon flavor. and understandable about the pumpkin butter…now that you know they aren’t anything special I’m sure it wouldn’t hurt 😉

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