Taste Test: Whole Foods’ 365 Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Cookies
As the air turns cold, everyone seems to gravitate toward the flavors of autumn and winter, which draw major influence from pumpkin pie: pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. All of those flavors are front and center in 365’s Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Sandwich Crèmes, which will satisfy your sweet tooth as well as give you that "pumpkin spice" kick.
These crèmes sandwich a vanilla cheesecake-flavored cream in between two pumpkin-spiced cookies. The cookies contain pumpkin seed powder, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, and the crème contains cream cheese and yogurt.
While our tasters didn’t taste much in the way of cheesecake, the pumpkin spice was subtle but certainly present. The crème was rich and vanilla-flavored (for those who remember Dunkaroos, it has a similar frosting-like flavor), and the cookies had a crisp, crunchy texture similar to a gingerbread cookie. The only downside is that several tasters found it to be cloyingly sweet, and obviously, if you’re not a fan of pumpkin spice, you won’t be a fan of these.
If you are a fan of pumpkin spice, however, these just might be your new favorite cookie of the season.
A serving of two cookies contains 130 calories, 6 grams of fat, 18 grams of carbohydrates, and 8 grams of sugar.