As temperatures begin to drop and bathing suits go into hibernation mode, the season of binge-eating has officially commenced. Frankly, who can resist the urge to overindulge in pumpkin-infused everything (no matter how basic you may seem)? Not us.
To celebrate the arrival of fall and all of its most basic flavors, we stopped by SiriusXM’s Wake Up with Taylor to sample some of the newest products on grocery store shelves. Check out our thoughts below!
Vintage Italia Pasta Chips
Come through, semolina! These salty bites are a delicious alternative to the boring, standard potato chip. They come in a variety of Italian flavors and are shaped like traditional pasta (ravioli, bowtie, etc.). While the association to carb-heavy noodles can be off-putting for those dieting (and why, might we ask? Summer’s over.), they’re definitely worth the calories. Go for it!
Duke’s Hot & Spicy Smoked Shorty Sausages
There are not enough good things we can say about Duke’s line of pork jerky. No nitrites? Check. Only one gram of sugar? Check. Pork raised without hormones? Check. Gluten-free? Check. High in protein? Check. Ridiculously delicious? Check, check, check. It’s our favorite mid-afternoon snack to curb that unusual desire to eat your arm. Pork > human flesh, so we’ve been told. Hot and spicy is our favorite flavor, but be sure to try some of their newest varieties like chorizo and lime.
Organic Pizza Lunchables
Look, you’ve got to appreciate the “healthier” approach to a childhood classic, but you’re not going to convince any adult that Lunchables taste good. The sauce is sweet, the cheese isn’t melted, and the crust is essentially an oversized piece of communion bread. That being said, appreciate the product for what it is: An amazing walk down memory lane. Oh, how we miss the good ‘ol days.
Aquafina Sparkling Water
Despite Taylor’s weird disdain for the Aquafina brand (it reminds her too much of soda), there was no denying that this sparkling water was gooooood. Like next level La Croix good. It’s got the perfect amount of bubble and the mango pineapple flavor was an unexpected islandy treat. This will definitely be taking a spot in our daily aqua rotation.
Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin Beer
Ditch the PSL. If you’re a fan of pumpkin beer, this will be your go-to drink for autumn. While the habaneros certainly bring the heat, it sips smoothly and sits well on your palate. Frankly, we had nothing negative to say about this special release booze (and we’re also huge fans of the skeleton packaging). Cheers!