Welcome to day 30 of Tag Sale Tastes’ Pumpkinpalooza!
This is, thankfully, the last day of Pumpkinpalooza. I thought it would be nice to celebrate with a little bubbly, so I broke out the R.W. Knudsen Sparkling Pumpkin Spice Juice Blend, a pumpkin spice-flavored apple and pumpkin juice blend:
Made from sparkling filtered water, apple and pumpkin juice, and natural flavor, this seemed like it would be a delightful fall beverage, perhaps something fun for the kids on the Thanksgiving table:
I was wrong. This sparkling juice was putrid. I couldn’t take more than one sip, and even that was pushing it given the smell of this stuff. It appears to me that although it lends a lovely orange color to the drink, pumpkin juice is not a desirable addition to an otherwise refreshing beverage. As I poured the remainder of the bottle down the sink and sprayed the area with Lysol to mask the nauseating smell, I was thankful that I did not spring for pumpkin beer this month.
I hope you’ve enjoyed Pumpkinpalooza. I’ll be posting some highly recommended local pumpkin treats in a few days. But until then, here’s a toast to a wonderful autumn as we gently ease into the holiday season.
Rating: 0 pumpkins (out of 5)