We simply love Autumn. What is it about this time of year that makes us so happy? Is it the ideal weather or gorgeous foliage? Is it donning cozy, warm clothes, or enjoying all the fun offerings at Fall festivals? Is it sipping warm cider or Halloween? Or is it the ubiquitous seasonal pumpkin products that that always crop up around this time of year? It’s all of these things and more!
Speaking of seasonal pumpkin products, did we ever come across a doozy at Whole Foods a couple of weeks ago. While looking for a product for her graduate marketing class, Mac stumbled across an endcap labeled “Pumpkin Pie Soda,” which was both odd and intriguing. So, you know we had to try it!
The “Pumpkin Pie Soda” is made by an independent soda maker called Maine Root. Maine Root’s products, which are organically sweetened and certified Fair Trade, are growing in popularity, sold in specialty grocers, like Whole Foods, as well as online. Though their top products are their root beers, they offer a variety of year-round flavors like their Sasparilla and Ginger Brew. They’re also not hard to find, being sold at national grocery chains like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, specialty shops and online.
As it turns out, the Pumpkin Pie soda is simply superb! It has the right amount of sweetness, and is nicely balanced with traditional flavors you come to think to be in a pumpkin pie, like nutmeg and cinnamon. We also love the packaging with its bold orange and green appeal. It’s no wonder why Maine Root won the Best of New England award at the 2010 Expo East New Product Pavilion. Too bad it won’t be available all year round! We may just have to stock up!