[Review] Kellogg’s Limited Edition Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispies Treats

Parents say a lot of egregious things when you’re a kid.

“I brought you into this world, and I can take you out!” “Pick up your toys, or I’ll throw them away.” “For the last time, change your underwear daily!”

With age, those sayings make a little more sense. We want kids to respect their elders, keep things tidy, and wear clean underpants, I guess. But even after 28 years on this earth, there’s one saying I still don’t understand.

“Don’t play with your food!”

If you don’t want me to play with my food, maybe don’t package it in boxes of 40 like a Lego set?

New Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispies Treats are available exclusively at Walmart, and only in mammoth boxes of 40 bars. Some might say the large quantity is intended to be handed out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Problem is, I have a strict “no trick-or-treaters” policy at the Snack Cellar household, because that involves giving away sweets to kids for free. Get off my lawn, you no good kids!

Oh, 💩…am I the junk food version of Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino?

Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispies Treats look like typical Rice Krispies Treats with a thin white drizzle on top, and have a strong pumpkin spice scent. There’s a sweet marshmallow scent mixed in, too, but the aroma leans more toward pumpkin spice.

The flavor, on the other hand, is just plain Rice Krispies Treat at first. The marshmallow flavor comes through initially, followed by the crisped rice. But eventually, the pumpkin spice flavors emerge. Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispies Treats use real dried pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice–they don’t all come through in the flavor, but there’s a warm, pumpkin-y taste that does seem like a Rice Krispies Treats twist on pumpkin pie.

Welp, now that I’ve reviewed one, I’m really not sure what to do with the rest of these Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispies Treats. I guess I’ll just play with them, as I’m choosing to believe Kellogg’s intended.

Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispies Treats Stonehenge, anyone?

This is the eighth wonder of the world.
How Much It Cost and Where I Bought It: $8.98 at Walmart
Just the (Nutrition) Facts:

Serving size—1 bar

90 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 95 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of total carbohydrates, 8 grams of total sugars (includes 7 grams of added sugars), less than 1 gram of protein.
In a Nutshell: Familiar store-bought Rice Krispies Treat marshmallowy sweetness. Pumpkin spice flavors are authentic, but mild. Still playing with my food at 28 years old.
Overall Score: 7.5 out of 10
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