While the costumes and colorful leaves are taking their sweet time to come out and play, something else has managed to satisfy my craving for comfort foods of a progressively cooler season. Think pumpkin pie but in portable form
Pumpkin spice almonds from Planters! You may now become giddy with excitement. It's totally appropriate. All of your thanks and shouts of glee can be directed at one of my best friend's boyfriend's mothers, the reigning tailgate queen... thank you, Mrs. H!
This past weekend she opened up a can of these before the first Pitt game of the season. Amidst tables (yes, tableS!) of mouthwatering game-time treats, these gems turned out to be our kryptonite. The crunchy almonds are tossed in a sweet salty spicy combo of flavors: brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger! People couldn't keep their grubby little fingers out of the can long enough to allow another person to sample some.
And, by "people", I clearly mean me. I kind of have a thing for pumpkin, if you didn't know.
So, I'm begging you, do yourself a favor and hunt these down the next time you're at the grocery store. And, after, please do me a favor and tell me that they they are irresistible to you, too :)