Have you all heard this craziness? If you search “pumpkin shortage” on Twitter, you will find all kinds of people freaking out about The Great Pumpkin Shortage of 2009. I stopped by 3 stores today and sure enough, no canned pumpkin on the shelves. I have 2 small cans that I bought earlier this year because I use them for oats as well. What are we going to do? What about pumpkin pies, pumpkin cookies, all the things I posted about on Sunday that I love?? Will I have to resort to using butternut squash? Not a bad idea. I know you can buy that frozen. Wonder if you can buy it canned? Not at the stores I shopped today, or at least I didn’t see any. Sigh.
There was exactly 1 of these left on the shelf. I was prepared to buy several, especially since it may be the only pumpkin pie that I will be eating this year. I knew that I had to have this right away for my snack this afternoon. I emptied it into a bowl with some super-crunchy corn flakes and then mixed up. I first took a spoonful out of the yogurt container to get a true taste. To be honest I wasn’t “wowed” like I thought I was going to be. There was definitely a pumpkin flavor there, but I can’t really describe what it was that was holding me back from loving this. In theory I should love it, but I don’t. I am actually kind of glad that there was only 1 on the shelf. Anyone else out there try this? What do you think?