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The Amount of Pumpkin In This Post Is Ridiculous

by Courtney on October 4, 2012

Mannnn, it is a gloomy day out there today.


(Notice the closed up pool, changing leaves, and leaves in the yard…fall is definitely here!) Luckily, the rain didn’t really start up until after I got home this afternoon, which was much appreciated.

After a quick stop at the post office to mail out some LOVE to the lucky giveaway winners, I made the trip on over to Trader Joe’s. I didn’t really have much of a list of things that I knew I wanted, buuuuuut I managed to pick up quite a few goodies of the pumpkin variety. Winking smile


Canned pumpkin, pumpkin soup, pumpkin butter, pumpkin spice chai tea latte mix, and the two non-pumpkin items…tortilla chips and cat cookies. Because I’m obsessed with those too.

I’m pretty pumped about my purchases; especially the pumpkin soup and pumpkin spice chai latte mix, since I’ve never tried those before. You can expect to see some updates on those soon, I’m sure.

On my way back home I made a quick pit stop…


Not only did I have a $1.00 off coupon from my last trip, but I also had a gift card so this glorious pumpkin spice latte was a freebie. Scooooore.

I don’t really have much to report on on the food front, since I’ve pretty much been snacking my way through the afternoon. One thing I did manage to snap a pic of though was my banana bites with peanut butter.


Super good.

I also got my bake on this afternoon, too…


And if you guessed that their pumpkin, well then you’re most definitely right. Winking smile

I’m bringing them over for a dinner date later tonight with some pals, so if I get some good feedback, I’ll be sure to share with ya ASAP.

Good lord, the amount of pumpkin in this post is ridiculous…

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1 Natalie @ Free Range Human October 4, 2012 at 3:53 pm

I knew it was going to be my kind of post just from reading the title :)
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2 Chelcie @ Chelcie's Food Files October 4, 2012 at 3:53 pm

You can never have too much pumpkin in my opinion! Those cookies look so good..I hope we get the recipe!
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3 Leanne October 4, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I agree with Chelcie! Never too much pumpkin + please give us the recipe ;)
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4 heather October 4, 2012 at 3:59 pm

after my trip to the gym last friday i had to make a stop at trader joes to get my better-n-peanut butter that i love and was out of. as i should already know, never go to a grocery store when hungry and after just busting your butt in the gym! i bought the chocolate cat cookies and they were AWESOME!!!!!!!! never had the regular ones.. i am imagining they are just as awesome?!? i did see their pumpkin food item displays all over the store too! : ) let me know how it all is.


5 Courtney October 5, 2012 at 9:49 am

the regular ones are my favorite, but I love them all :)


6 Elizabeth @ Southern Color October 4, 2012 at 4:02 pm

PUMPKIN CHAI TEA!!!! I am going straight to TJ’s after work, thanks for the heads up!


7 Taylor October 4, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Yaah the pumpkin cookies! can’t wait to hear the feedback/get the recipe! :)


8 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction October 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Tis the pumpkin season!!! :)
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9 Michelle@Peachy Palate October 4, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Really want to try pumpkin butter! Need to get another load of canned pumpkin shipped my way!!!
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10 Kim@hungryhealthygirl October 4, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I’ve been to Trader Joe’s today too. And my cart looks almost exactly like your’s! So excited to try that pumpkin soup. ;-)
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11 Taryn October 4, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Can’t wait to hear about the pumpkin spice chai latte!


12 Angela @ Health's Angel October 4, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Haha this post rocks. The latte mix sounds so good! I’ll be baking cookies later tonight. :)
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13 Holly Jo October 4, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I am on a pumpkin go as well! No one understands because it’s 90 degrees in SoCal, but I don’t care. Bring on the scarves!


14 Elaine October 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I’m having a similar pumpkin overload on my blog! Gotta love it :)
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15 krystal October 4, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I must share this with you. I am just as obsessed with pumpkin as u abd I go to starbucks embarassingly often. Its like my own cheers. They dont even have to ask me what I want. Haha but anyway. Next time u go. Order a grande Misto with 3 pumps pumpkin sauce and nonfat milk. Tastes identical to the latte. Its the same thing but with coffee instead of espresso. Reason I do this? Its about 1.65 cheaper and for someone that loves my pumpkin drink atleast 3 times a week. It helps. I usually get pike place coffee but today I got bold and its good as well. Just had to share with u so u can save moolah!! I also ask then to sprinkle the pumpkin spice on top and they always happily oblige:)


16 Courtney October 5, 2012 at 9:48 am

Genius!! Now hopefully I can remember this the next time I make it to Starbucks ;)
Thank you!!!!


17 krystal October 5, 2012 at 12:18 pm

No problem! :)
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18 Ashlee October 4, 2012 at 5:16 pm

The fall bug has bit you! My pumpkin obsession is pretty bad right now too :-)
I saw a recipe on pinterest for frozen banana/pb bites. I cant wait to try it when it gets hot again!
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19 Danielle October 4, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I just had that same TJ’s pumpkin soup for lunch today! It’s delicious. I also love a scoop of TJ’s pumpkin butter with a sprinkle of cinnamon in my morning oatmeal.


20 Emilie @ Hungry Delights October 4, 2012 at 5:35 pm

So jealous that you guys have so much pumpkin themed foods in the US. I want to try it all!!!
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21 Megan@funsizedfitness October 4, 2012 at 5:48 pm

When I went to Trader Joe’s last weekend, they had free samples of their pumpkin icecream….OH MAN it was so good! We got their pumpkin soup too…I can’t wait to try it!
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22 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake October 4, 2012 at 5:52 pm

The pumpkin soup sounds yummy! I haven’t made a TJ’s trip is a while, but it looks like I better get there ASAP!
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23 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles October 4, 2012 at 6:06 pm

The amount of pumpkin in this post makes me really happy! Can’t get enough :-)
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24 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 4, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Hehe I’m kind of jealous of the amount of pumpkin flavored things that you guys have down there in the States – there’s not such a big craze for it up here in Canada. Actually, unless I bake it myself, pumpkin flavored goodies are basically non-existent :(
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25 Heather October 4, 2012 at 6:12 pm

You can never have too much pumpkin!


26 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries October 4, 2012 at 6:14 pm

The more pumpkin the better! ;) That pumpkin spice chai latte mix sounds SO good! Can’t wait to hear what you think! I looove their pumpkin butter… I found a jar that I had from last year in the back of my fridge about a month ago, and ever since then I haven’t been able to get enough!
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27 Courtney October 5, 2012 at 9:48 am

Ohhh I LOVE the pumpkin butter! I had it last year (I think?) and it’s fantastic :)


28 Haley S October 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm

OHH my word. I LOVE this post! (: Pumpkin Pumpkin Pumpkin!! My favorite!! I can’t wait to hear about the new foods! I will most likely be purchasing if the reviews are good! Same with the cookies!(;


29 Cher @ Weddicted October 4, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Pumpkin chai tea! I wish Trader Joes existed in Canada!! Sounds so good.
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30 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats October 4, 2012 at 7:29 pm

um, clearly I need to get my butt to trader joe’s asap!!! I haven’t been in almost a week and I have a feeling they’ve got some of that new pumpkin stuff in now! And my best friend loooooves Cat Cookies. I wish they were gluten free!


31 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 4, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Oh boy – pumpkin overload!!!! :)

It totally was gloomy here today too!
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32 Lauren October 4, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Your cart looks much like mine did last weekend although I need to go back for a few things I missed like that Pumpkin Chai Coffee!! And I hear they have Pumpkin Greek yogurt which I totally missed!
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33 Courtney October 5, 2012 at 9:45 am

I thought of you as I was checking out because I remember seeing your picture last week ;)
I tried finding the pumpkin yogurt, but it didn’t even look like there was a space for it at our store?!? Ahh well…next time!


34 Danica @ It's Progression October 4, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I just stopped at Trader Joe’s tonight after work and also got a jar of the pumpkin butter. I put a little on a slice of zucchini bread when I got home and it was delicious! Love that it’s not too sweet…I’m thinking it’d be great mixed with almond or peanut butter too. Tis the season! :)
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35 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 4, 2012 at 9:38 pm

I made some pumpkin spiced peanut butter the day which I think you need on those banana bites… ;)
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36 Em @ Yep. I Ate That. October 4, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte Mix!!! Please update us on how it tastes. I can’t imagine it being anything less than amazing though.
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37 Ellie@Fit for the Soul October 4, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Oh Trader Joe’s, how I love thee~That chai latte mix sounds pretty crazy awesome! I’m curious to know your verdict on its taste :D And those cookies are fat! love it. ;)
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38 Khushboo Thadani October 5, 2012 at 12:32 am

Haha this post made me laugh…sooo I take it your a fan of pumpkin ;)?!
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39 Floey October 5, 2012 at 6:32 am

Do cat cookies taste like animal crackers? I’m curious but don’t want to buy the whole b ox in case I don’t like them.


40 Courtney October 5, 2012 at 9:41 am

Hmmm…I’d say their sort of a mix of an animal cracker/shortbread cookie. They’re sweeter than traditional animal crackers.
AKA, they’re awesome ;)


41 heidi kokborg October 5, 2012 at 7:23 am

Those cookies look so delish! I would love to get the recipe :)
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42 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope October 5, 2012 at 7:33 am

I LOVE pumpkin! I actually just did a post yesterday with all of the pumpkin items I found at Aldi. If you have an Aldi near you, go there! They have a TON of pumpkin products and they are all very reasonably priced.

Cannot wait to see the cookie recipe! :)
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43 Courtney October 5, 2012 at 9:41 am

Thanks for the Aldi’s heads up! :)


44 Kim @ The Family Practice October 5, 2012 at 10:32 am

If too much pumpkin is wrong, I don’t want to be right :)
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45 Lisa October 5, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Pumpkin is probably the greatest food in the world…or at least it is this month! I bought pumpkin chai tea and it is so good with some heated almond milk and a little stevia and vanilla extract too! Oh man, I’ve been drinking it every night!
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46 Bek @ Crave October 5, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Pumpkin overload! I enjoy pumpkin as a savoury side dish for dinners and lunches…but in sweets? I just don’t know if I can do it. It’s basically unheard of here in Aus!
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47 Lauren @The Homeostatic Mindset October 5, 2012 at 10:23 pm

You can never have too much pumpkin :)
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48 Marykate Sinnott October 8, 2012 at 11:35 am

it looks like you forgot the pumpkin greek yogurt! (it’s Trader Joes brand and I think it’s new but it is SOOOO good!)
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49 Courtney October 8, 2012 at 11:48 am

I looked for it but they didn’t have any! I was so bummed… Next time! :)


50 Olivia @ Liv Lives Life October 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm

So I was told by my friend that Planters sells cans of pumpkin spice almonds. I’m not sure if you knew that already, but I thought I might share the information with a pumpkin-everything lover! :-)
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