December 2022

Milk Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Spice Pecans

President’s Choice

I don’t want to call these a failure, but I’m not really a big fan. These most certainly tasted like pumpkin spice, they also had smooth chocolate and crunchy pecans. Every element of these was of a high quality, and all but one element was well balanced. Balance is probably one of the most difficult things to get right in the candy world, and the thing most candy companies get wrong. The one element that made these only acceptable instead of fantastic is the pumpkin spice.

The flavour of the pumpkin spice was fine, and I even suspect it was made with authentic pumpkin spices. The problem was how much the pumpkin spice flavour dominated over everything else. The minute you open the bag every sense is filled with the smell of pumpkin spice. At the first bite you’re pounded with a very intense pumpkin spice flavour that sits in your mouth for about half an hour after you finish the last one. Pumpkin spice is not only the main flavour, it’s the only flavour in this bag of treats.

While the pumpkin spice dominates these treats, the chocolate and pecans do play a small role. The chocolate does actually smooth out the intense pumpkin spice flavour a little bit. It’s no less intense, but the chocolate does make that sharp flavour a little smoother. The pecans provide a nice crunch that textually make these treats nice to bite into. I feel like a little less pumpkin spice and these would be awesome, but there has to be a balance, because too little would also be disappointing.