Friday, December 9, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Almond Beverage

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Almond Beverage
Price: $1.79
Rating: 2/10

After being impressed with TJ’s Pumpkin Spice tea, I tried making a latte out of it by adding almond milk, only to be disappointed with the results. So when I saw this Pumpkin Spice Almond Beverage, I was excited. So excited in fact that I bought 2 containers of it. Which was a mistake. I noticed when I first poured it into my glass that it seemed extremely thick, and when I started drinking, the thickness of the drink was confirmed. It was a lot like drinking a melted milkshake, but not as cold (even though it had spend a few hours in the fridge). In addition to being so thick that I felt the need to chew it before swallowing, it also had a chalky consistency to it. I’m assuming they tried using real pumpkin to flavor this, which would explain the thickness and chalkiness. I didn’t really notice much of the almond flavor, which was fine, but the pumpkin flavor actually wasn’t great either.

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Almond Beverage

I drank the most of the first container trying to wrap my head around this bizarre thing I was drinking/chewing, and then decided that maybe I’d just gotten a bad container. So I threw it out and tried the other one, which was...lumpy? It was ever so slightly lumpy. It didn’t smell bad, so I don’t think it was rotten. I think it was just so thick that it lost its smoothness and became clumpy. Whatever the reason, it was truly repulsive and I poured the entire thing down the drain after a single sip (which I also spit out into the sink).

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