|I imagine this guy to be saying "Hnnggghhh!!!"|
I don't know what is going on with my special fascination with fast food lately. It is no secret that I generally take an almost anthropological approach to the strange and wonderful world of novelty fast food items. Lately my urge to sample these sorts of things has intensified. Perhaps it is due to the fact that I am in the midst of a monk like diet/exercise regimen (I know that I am in good enough shape that I have abs, I would just like to see them a little better). Anyhow, when I spied a sign at McD's peddling "Pumpkin Pie" my curiosity got the better of me.
This is the first McD "Pie" that I have had in probably about 20 years, no lie. The pie seemed smallish. I think I remember them being much bigger, but maybe I just had smaller hands back then. I will say that the pumpkin pie thing had a fairly enticing smell to it and appeared to be attractively be-spritzed with some sort of cinnamon containing food epoxy. I broke it in half to examine the innards.
You got a nice amount of orange-ish pumpkin schmutz going on in there. Taking a bite the first thing I noticed was that the crust had a distinctive raw flour kind of taste to it. Don't know what that is all about. As for the pumpkin filling, it has that indistinct pumpkin or sweat potato, pie spice-y, "holiday" kind of flavor. Not at all bad. In fact, I am going to say that this is the best 89 cent, self contained, baked pumpkin pie thing that you are going to get out there in the world.
In any event, are people buying this? As a child, my persnickety palette would not have gone anywhere near a "pumpkin" item. I am assuming this is an item geared towards the over 40 crowd but I could be wrong.