There pumpkin, ancient food as well symbol of autumn, in addition to surprising for its wide variety of colors, shapes and flavors, it is highly appreciated for its versatility in the kitchen. This vegetable, in fact, can be used to give life to many sweet and savory dishes, from the classic risotto to the Emilian tortelli, up to desserts of all kinds. Precisely to pay homage to this extraordinary ingredient and to celebrate the arrival of the autumn season, several brands have decided to make limited editions and special products of its already known products, choosing the pumpkin as the main ingredient. Let's go and discover ten of these appetizing novelties, bearing in mind that some are only available in certain countries or for a very limited period of time.
Philadelphia spreadable cheese (Kraft) with spiced pumpkin
This greedy spreadable cheese, designed to add creaminess and flavor to both sweet and savory dishes, it is made with concentrate of pumpkin, brown sugar and a hint of autumn spices including cinnamon. It can be spread on toast and other baked goods or added to savory first courses and desserts such as cakes and biscuits.
Pumpkin macaroni and cheese (Kraft)
Although Macaroni and cheese are a rather bizarre gastronomic gimmick for Italians, in many countries including Australia, the United States and England they love it. Kraft knows that well with brands Kraft Dinner, Kraft Macaroni and Macaroni Cheese, successfully markets several variations of Mac & Cheese, some of which you (even) think about for breakfast. With the arrival of autumn, Kraft decided to launch, through an unconventional marketing campaign, a limited edition of a particular recipe made with pumpkin and various spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice. In fact, only 1000 lucky Canadian consumers who were the first to subscribe to a waiting list were awarded the product. However, Kraft has announced that it is ready to relaunch Kraft Pumpkin Spice Macaroni & Cheese in the United States as well.
McDonald's pumpkin and cream pie
Among the iconic desserts of the most famous fast food chain in the world is the Apple Pie, that is the apple pie baked in the oven. In the various menus McDonald's scattered around the world there are different recipes of this cake, from the Thai one based on purple taro to the Egyptian date and cream. Only for this fall and for its stores in the United States, the fast food is offering a special vPumpkin-based version and covered with custard.
Spiced Pumpkin Cheerios Cereal
There Cheerios has decided to put "autumn in a box" and to present the limited edition of its famous cereals, which have as their main ingredient pumpkin flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
Kellogg's Special K pumpkin cereal
From the wholemeal oat rings of Cheerios we pass to the crunchy sheets of wholemeal flour and bran from Kellogg's, which for this season are enriched with a delicate addition of pumpkin and spices, for a truly unique breakfast.
Quaker® Instant Pumpkin Oat Soup
Another limited-time offer for a breakfast or snack full of autumn flavors comes from Quaker®. It is an instant soup, ready in just two minutes and to be enjoyed hot or cold, with whole Canadian oats, pumpkin and a pinch of cinnamon.
Kit Kat pumpkin pie bars
Fans and collectors of Kit Kat bars they know well how many seasonal flavors and limited edition proposals exist in the world, just as they know well that years ago an original variant of the "pumpkin pie" flavor (Pumpkin pie). Kit Kat has decided to celebrate autumn by re-proposing this bar, also in a special edition and available only in some countries.
Instant coffee to make pumpkin latte, from Starbucks
The most famous American coffee chain in the world has always ridden the wave of news and food trends. In its menus, for example, the so-called "milk”(Or our latte), available in many flavors and colors. No wonder, therefore, that this fall too Starbucks has decided to bet on pumpkin flavor, launching a sweet, creamy and delicate product on the market autumn instant latte to be prepared comfortably at home. The coffee, of course, is Starbucks 100% arabica, and is naturally flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
Twinings Pumpkin Spiced Chai Tea
If you prefer tea to coffee, you can opt for the new limited edition flavor of Twinings. It is a black chai tea which combines the sweetness of the taste of pumpkin and a rich assortment of spices, including cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice.
Baileys spiced pumpkin liqueur
The latest special autumn novelty on the market is the one created by Baileys, which for this season has decided to add a pleasant addition to the classic recipe of its famous liqueur spiced pumpkin. This special Baileys recipe can be enjoyed at the end of a meal, used as a base for cocktails or added in some creative preparation.
Unfortunately, most of these products are not available in Italy, but it is possible to order them online or wait for some other greedy seasonal commercial gimmick to arrive on the shelves of our supermarkets.
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