I have to admit, at one time, I was obsessed with the Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin. I dreamed about those muffins all year, and was at the door of Starbucks on September 1st when they returned. My obsession has lessened a bit, but I was still so happy to see a Trader Joe's version of the PCCM.
Trader Joe's describes these muffins as "pumpkin cream cheese muffins with a delicious cream cheese filling and a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds." A package of 4 muffins costs $3.99.
A mom's (my) take: The muffins are really pretty...I loved just looking at them in the package. The pumpkin and spice flavors were right on the money and the ratio of cream cheese to muffin was perfect. I found the muffins to be slightly dry, though. Maybe it was just the batch we got...I ate two to be sure. ;) I'd be willing to try again.
Overall rating: 4 of 5 stars
A teenager's (kiddo's) take: I think these are the perfect interpretation of what pumpkin cream cheese muffins are supposed to be like. The substantial, rich muffin is supplemented by a wonderfully flavorful (and also rich) cream cheese. I would not be opposed to having these more often. :)
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins: we'd eat more.
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