Leaving HomeGoods without impulse-buying at least 50 things I don’t need is precisely as difficult as walking intoand sticking to my shopping list. Impossible. Luckily, the change of seasons is the only reason I need to justify new purchases, especially anything with a pumpkin on it.
Every fall I look forward to perusing the aisles of HomeGoods gourmet food section and it rarely disappoints. Whether you’re into coffee, tea, snacks, sauces or pasta, HomeGoods has something for just about everyone. I start stalking their stores for pumpkin items in mid-August, and when I finally find all their seasonal stuff out, I go a little nuts buying all my faves!
Here’s a roundup of my recent pumpkin finds from HomeGoods!
Cosmos Creations – Pumpkin Spice Puffed Corn
I must confess I’m not much of a popcorn person but Cosmos has quickly changed my mind. Not your typical popcorn, this puffed corn treat contains no hulls or kernels. I couldn’t wait to tear open the bag on the way home. Every bite was an explosion of pumpkin flavor and a mouthful of happiness. You can bet that I’m heading back for another bag or two of these gems. YUM!
Pumpkin Pie Coffee
Nothing says fall quite like a steaming hot mug of pumpkin spice-flavored coffee, especially if you can make one right in the cozy comfort of your own kitchen. The Pumpkin Pie ground coffee is hands down one of my favorites(yes, even better than Starbucks in my opinion). I stock up on at least 3-4 bags of this every year to get me through the fall season. If you’re a fan of the K-Cups, they also have those too!
Keto Creamer – Pumpkin Chai
I didn’t pick this up but found it interesting that HomeGoods now carries some keto products in the food aisles. For those that follow a low carb or keto lifestyle, this may be worth checking out – I’m thinking Pumpkin Chai Bullet Proof lattes!
Pumpkin Maple Quick Bread
I have tried my share of pumpkin butters and spreads but never a curd. This was an interesting find for $3.99, so I picked up a jar. What might you use pumpkin curd for, you ask? Spread it atop a slice of freshly baked pumpkin bread or swirl a spoonful into your oatmeal for an indulgent breakfast treat. Or better yet, dollop some curd in between two pumpkin cookies for an incredible sandwich cookie.
Making gnocchi can be a bit intimidating to make so I take advantage of buying the store bought version when I can. If you’ve haven’t tried gnocchi before, they are like delicate little pasta pillows that just melt in the mouth. Gnocchi is best served with a simple pasta sauce or something light like this browned butter and sage recipe I saved on my Pinterest boards.
Trick or Treat Yo-self! Talk about an impulse buy; Halloween candy with clever marketing will get me every time. I’m a HUGE candy corn junkie and mellowcreme pumpkins are simply candy corn in the shape of a teensy pumpkin! Not only are they fun to eat but I also find myself using them for fun Halloween baking projects and treats.
Autumn Home Decor
And I can’t forget to mention all of the fun seasonal decor! All season long, HomeGoods rolls out a stream of fall-themed decorations such as decorative pumpkins, door mats, fall-themed candles and door wreaths. You never really know what’s going to show up, but that’s part of the fun!