Pumpkin Bread Pudding from Trader Joe

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Because I’m quite certain there’s no pumpkin in coconut cashews, and also because I’m pretty sure pumpkin seeds do not constitute a pumpkin product, and also because my last 2 posts have been relatively pumpkin-free, and because my wife and I have suffered from severe pumpkin-withdrawal over the last 2 weeks, and finally, because it’s Halloween, I have decided that it’s high time to take a look at something PumpkintacularAgain.

It’s pumpkin-flavored bread pudding. It was bread pudding for the first time. I was confused and thought, “Wait…it’s bread!”  it’s pudding?” I was overwhelmed. “What’s next?” “What’s next?” I thought. “Ice cream  cake? Cookie butter cocoa spread?” It’s a lot like the Ford Fusion commercial that says “I like’and’ better,” which is quite obviously a rip-off of the Old Country Buffet commercial where the people visit “The Land of &.”

I was just in the Land of Bread.  Pudding  Pumpkin, and I’m thinking about transferring my citizenship there. It’s amazing. To add to the awesomeness, I should mention that I didn’t even turn on my oven to prepare this product. I got lazy and used the microwave, even though I’ve sworn off such barbaric practices in previous posts, even if the instructions list it as a viable heating option. It worked quite well in this instance. My microwave is old and cheap, so it wasn’t evenly heated. However, I wonder if the oven could have dried the bread pudding a little.
It was moist and delicious, just like bread pudding. Sonia and my opinion are that it tastes better when served at room temperature, rather than warm. We disagree with the directions. Because remember, The crew of [email protected] is Always right. It tastes custardy and bready, with a hint of pumpkin pie. It is just solid enough to be able to eat it out of a paper napkin or with your hands, but also soft enough that you could theoretically use a spoon to eat it.
This stuff goes great with coffee, it tastes a good bit like pumpkin, and at least in our case, it stayed moist for the whole 12 hours it lasted on the counter under some saran wrap. Sonia gives it 4 stars. It gets 4 stars from me.

Bottom line: 8.5 of 10 stars