6 Responses

  1. Kaitlyn says:

    well then, i’m not sad that i haven’t seen these in my area. i was kind of excited about them because i love a good blondie. i don’t mind those pumpkin spice chips, but if that’s the only thing giving this thing taste, then i’ll pass.

    • Junk Male says:

      Hey Kailyn! For what it’s worth, my coworkers had no complaints as they powered through these. But just the fact that I dumped the entire batch onto them speaks volumes for what I thought. It truly does come down to the morsels. Maybe my pumpkin palate is a little too sophisticated, but I would look elsewhere if you’re in the mood to bake something.

  2. Sarah says:

    Too bad about this mix. I find the Krusteaz brand is pretty successful. But the butter would have lead to a more flavorful base, though butter does make baked goods more dense, and oil create a lighter texture. But bakers often combine butter and oil to get the best of both worlds…flavor and texture. Krusteaz does make a pumpkin pie bar or pumpkin spice muffins I believe. Granola will be sent your way very shortly!

    • Junk Male says:

      Great insight from someone who clearly knows how to bake to someone who doesn’t. Combining butter and oil makes sense! Truth be told, I’ve successfully made both oil-based and butter-based cookies from scratch and so I can understand the differences you’re describing. Now, I’m not in a position to whip up my own recipes, but I’m just fine at following them and tweaking them to be my own. Greatly looking forward to the granola!!

  3. jwoolman says:

    My idea of baking is to mush a dry packet of flavored instant oatmeal together with some butter or coconut oil and eating it raw with a spoon. It’s like a cookie without any fuss.

    But as one absent-minded person to another: before my phone was equipped with a grocery list app (highly recommended), I sometimes resorted to pinning a note to my sleeve for anything vital. Really. Even if you forget all about it, nobody else will and they’ll draw it to your attention before you leave the store. Notes just in pockets are not as reliable or as amusing to the crowd.

    • Junk Male says:

      Your oatmeal mush cookie recipe sounds just swell in my book. Great suggestion for grocery shopping – what about writing my grocery list on my forehead with a Sharpie? Somebody is bound to read it aloud to me in bewilderment.