Snap: “Do you think people would buy Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats if we made ’em?”
Crackle: “Probably not. Only kids eat Rice Krispie Treats. Kid’s don’t like pumpkin. Kids are dumb.“
Pop: “Yeah but if we put a million in a box we could make a killing off that Junk Banter Idiot…”
And just like that Kellogg’s Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispies Treats were born.
I haven’t purchased a Rice Krispies Treat in ages, but I now own FORTY of them thanks to this gargantuan crate of Kellogg’s Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispies Treats.
Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispies Treats are exclusive to Walmart and retail for about $9 a box. The box is bigger than my torso and weighs about 100 lbs. Presumably these are meant to distribute to Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween, but with just over 40 days to go until October 31st, it’s far more likely I’ll eat one a day and run out by October 30th, or that I’ll eat four a day and run out by September 30th.
I’m that asshole that gives out raisins on Halloween anyway. ???
Each Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispies Treat is 90 calories and smells equal parts marshmallowy and pumpkin spice-y. It has a white drizzle all over the top that regular Rice Krispies Treats do not.
Upon first bite, the familiar flavors of regular Rice Krispies Treats surface first. This amounts to toasted rice with extra sugar that isn’t distinctly “marshmallow” to me. If we’re being real here, Kellogg’s Rice Krispie Treats can’t hold a candle to the homemade buttery version, and understandably so.
But thankfully the pumpkin spice flavoring come toward the end of your chew. And while they’re not the most bold, they’re authentic at the very least. Kellogg’s used real dried pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice to pull this off. Some bites unleash a much fuller taste than others and it’s really tasty when this occurs. The additions never overpower the flavor of rice cereal and the marshmallow-ish sweetness , but they’re an admirable accompaniment.
Snap, Crackle, & Pop did a pretty good job with Pumpkin Pie Krispies Treats! They’ve inspired me to make a better version at home with extra butter, more pumpkin spices, and a heftier dose of marshmallow. Maybe I’ll do that on October 30th.
After I eat the other f*cking 39…
People Who Give Out Raisins on Halloween Rating: 0.5 out of 10
People Who Give Out Pennies on Halloween Rating: 0 out of 10
Overall Rating: 7.5 out of 10
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