When I heard from a co-worker that Panera Bread was offering a pumpkin pie bagel this season, man, I made my way over there just as fast I could! The odd thing is that they don’t advertise these seasonal bagels if you use the drive-thru… but they do advertise their jack-o-lantern cookies! Of course, I had to get one of each.
The pumpkin pie bagel is like a combination of their cinnamon crunch and french toast bagels but with powdered sugar dusted on top. You can definitely taste the pumpkin. I will buy this again before the season is over.
Do you have diabetes? You will after eating this. The facial features are pure sugar and, therefore, disgusting. Perhaps Peeps fans will enjoy these or maybe you can pluck them off and sweeten your tea or coffee. Would you like one eye or two?
It’s a soft shortbread cookie, which is delicious. The frosting is a bit thicker than I would’ve liked. I doubt I will buy this again (until next year, at least) but it was pretty good to ingest while keeping in mind the spirit of the season.
Looking at Panera’s website, I see they have pumpkin muffins as well. This requires further investigation.
By the way, whenever I type “pumpkin”, I keep wanting to type “pumpking”. If I ever get into porn, I’m going to have a Halloween gimmick and my name will be Pumpking.