REVIEW: Eggo Pumpkin Spice Waffles

“L’eggo my Eggo” has been a popular advertising slogan for Eggo waffles since as early as 1972. The slogan implies that somebody hijacked your waffles while you were making them because they smell so delicious that nobody can resist. Well, that’s not going to cut it for me and these new Eggo Pumpkin Spice Waffles. A more appropriate slogan is “I swear to God, you best put down my Pumpkin Spice Eggo waffles right now or I will literally dropkick your face.”


You see, I’ve been on the lookout for these Eggo Pumpkin Spice Waffles since seeing them pop up on Instagram several weeks back. I routinely scout the #pumpkinspice hashtag because I have too many problems to identify in this short blog entry. After twenty five trips to Target, Walmart, Shop Rite, and several other stores you’ve never heard of, I finally tracked down Eggo Pumpkin Spice waffles. I encountered many other brands of pumpkin spice waffles in the process, but it needed to be Eggo. If you don’t understand why it needed to be Eggo, you are not the primary demographic for our junk food blog.


The package warns that “Toasting Should Be Supervised.” I called my Mom, but she wasn’t willing to drive 176 miles to supervise my toasting. Talk about an unsupportive mother. Does she have any idea how difficult it is to get blog hits and new followers on Instagram? To hell with it. It’s time to live life on the edge. I suppose I’ve finally flown the nest (I’m 29).


Eggo Pumpkin Spice Waffles are made with dried pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Make sure you put your face directly next to the Toaster and smell these bad boys while they’re toasting. It’s completely worth the third degree burns that may result (this is what you get for not supervising, MOM). But the taste? I’m less impressed. Toasting these Pumpkin Spice Waffles blocks a ton of the pumpkin flavor that you know is apparent from the aroma. If you add your standard syrup and butter – hasta la vista, Pumpkin. I made a second pair and toasted them even less, but the result was still the same. A fine Eggo waffle, but very faint pumpkin. I dabbed off most of my syrup (an unrealistic approach), and I was able to get some nutmeg but that’s about it.

This was kind of a bummer after all that work to locate these. They’re still enjoyable since they’re Eggo waffles, but I wouldn’t settle for this. It was very clear to me what the next step was: Pumpkin Spice Chicken & Waffles

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How Embarrassed My Mom Is That I Exist Rating: 9.5 out of 10
Pumpkin Spice Chicken & Waffles Rating: I Almost Puked out of 10
Overall Rating: 6 out of 10

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2 Responses

  1. Sarah says:

    I would kind of figure that the flavor would be to faint to take on the maple syrup and butter. Have you tried frozen waffles before? Both of my parents used to love eating frozen waffles frozen rather than toasting! Weird but strangely delicious!! And another thought….slather some pumpkin spice Cookie butter on top! 🙂

    • Junk Male says:

      I can’t say I’ve ever eaten a frozen frozen waffle… Not that I’m above it. It sounds like an idea borne of laziness! Haha. I TOTALLY thought about spreading the TJ’s Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter on this, but I had to review it straight up first. Next time…