Saturday, October 8, 2011

McDonald's Pumpkin Pie

Autumn is one of the best seasons for many reasons. One of the reasons I love it so much is the weather starts to cool without getting too cold. Halloween spirit is in the air as people begin to dress their homes with outlandish decorations. However, one of the things that I look forward to the most is pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie is something that you don't usually get after the month of December. Of course, stores still offer pumpkin pie during other seasons, but it doesn't seem right to eat it after the holiday season. That being said, I also enjoy it when food and candy makers start putting out pumpkin-flavored items.

McDonald's has put out pumpkin pies for the season, and I certainly do not object. The apple pies that McDonald's offers are not necessarily what you think of when you think of pie, but they're delicious nonetheless. I was as excited as that man on the box was about the pumpkin pie that I just bought. However, that may be a look of fear on his face. It's hard to tell.

The insides of a McDonald's Pumpkin Pie

The flavor of the crust and the smell really overwhelm the filling. That is to say, I think that I was eating McDonald's pie crust with mushy filling. I couldn't taste or smell anything remotely close to pumpkin spice. All I could taste and smell was the crust of the pie. I scooped out some of the filling and it felt like I was eating a plain custard or tapioca pudding without any hint of pumpkin spice. While this item isn't bad, it was very disappointing to me because it didn't remind of pumpkin outside of the texture. For only $0.50, I wasn't expecting the best, but c'mon, I'd take an apple pie over this any day.

McDonald's Pumpkin Pie: 6.5 - 7/10