Sunday, October 18, 2009
The Great Pumpkin
Fro-yo girl here. Every October, food establishments across the country bring back the beloved pumpkin and Half Moon Bay holds its annual Art & Pumpkin Festival where the largest pumpkin in the land is the star of the Pumpkin Parade (http://www.miramarevents.com/pumpkinfest). This year’s winner from Des Moines weighed in at 1,658 pounds!
I finally tried Blush’s organic pumpkin fro-yo and it was so amazingly good that I felt inspired to blog about it. The sweetness of Blush’s fro-yo complements the pumpkin and spice flavors. The flavor has an artful balance of real yogurt flavor/tang, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices. Nothing dominates or overwhelms. The texture is just right too: thick and smooth. They recommend having it with crushed graham cracker pie crust and whipped cream but I’m sure it would be good with mochi, chocolate chips, coconut (they have toasted and regular coconut), any cereal, granola, almonds, etc.
It’s been a busy time for pumpkin fro-yo with Red Mango’s new pumpkin spice flavor, Cefiore’s pumpkin spice flavor announced this week, pumpkin at YoCup Rincon, Culture’s pumpkin, and so forth.
The season wouldn’t be complete without watching It’s A Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown at least once (October 28, ABC, 8 PM). Even better, eat pumpkin fro-yo while watching It’s A Great Pumpkin.
You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.
* BLUSH ORGANIC FROZEN YOGURT: 4640-A Tassajara Road, Dublin, CA
* BLUSH SAN FRANCISCO: 219 King Street, San Francisco, CA
* BLUSH MILPITAS: 489 E. Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA (getting pumpkin fro-yo soon)