I have never been a member of the pumpkin spice fan club. I don't dislike pumpkin spice, but it's just not really my jam. I'm more of a tropical fruit type of gal. The last time I was at Trader Joe's, I was kind of shocked by the amount of pumpkin and pumpkin spice everything! They had pumpkin tortilla chips!?? So, when I was at Whole Foods getting my kombucha kit, I almost didn't get these pumpkin spice Dandies marshmallows, but I am trying to be less of an Autumn scrooge, so I grabbed a bag.
They have a great texture, not as light as a traditional marshmallow, but close enough! The pumpkin taste isn't really that strong to be honest. They have more of a cinnamon taste, which is fine with me. I love cinnamon. I wasn't sure what to do with these, and then I realized duh! You need to make rice krispies treats!
It was so easy! I just melted the marshmallows with a little Earth Balance and mixed in some rice crispies. Snap, crackle pop they were done. I have to be honest, I like the marshmallows, and I like the taste of the treats, but rice krispie treats just aren't my favorite. I don't like the stickiness, and the crispy but soft and chewy texture doesn't make my mouth happy. I won't let these go to waste of course, but I probably won't make again.
Onto much better news, I decided to try the brand spanking new( I think) So Delicious boxed vegan macaroni and cheese. I am a huge fan of So Delicious, and I had really high hopes!
The sauce packet mixes very well with the pasta and plant milk, and Earth Balance. This mac and cheese is soy and gluten free, so yay for sensitivities! The sauce is thick and cheesey. I liked it very much, but you aren't going to fool any non-vegans with this one. But it is rich and creamy, and cheese like in the way that I expect.Vegan boxed mac and cheese is way too expensive for me to buy on the reg, especially because there are so many easy peasy homemade recipes. If I had kids, I would probably buy this more often, because boxed mac and cheese just makes me think of kids for some reason. Thumbs up to So Delicious! Dylan also approves. He licked my bowl almost clean! That's a huge endorsement for So Delicious, because Dylan is extremely loyal to daiya!
I had three lingering vegan chicken nuggets in my freezer, so I served those with my mac and cheese. And some Follow your Heart ranch for dipping. I felt like a kid!
Did you eat boxed mac and cheese as a kid?