Discovery: The other day my wife and I had breakfast at our local Cracker Barrel, and in between being absolutely amazed by the sheer volume of plates that were brought out for merely the two of us, I also got to pondering what a place like Cracker Barrel might offer in terms of pumpkin-related specialties.  We don’t really eat there all that often, so I was thinking maybe just a pumpkin pie or possibly some sort of pumpkin pancakes, but instead I was presented with an intriguing promo card on our table that despite still eating only breakfast, I knew that I was going to have to order to-go for dessert…

Taste: Holy Gingersnaps, Batman – this stuff is worth going back for!  Now I’m not sure if I’ve ever even had custard before, so I really wasn’t sure quite what to expect as far as the consistency was concerned, but I actually ended up really enjoying what I guess I might describe as somewhere between a really thick and solid pudding and those Yoplait Whips yogurts that I actually like.  As for the flavor, while the gingersnaps were definitely the dominant taste and smell (in a good way!) from the moment I opened the container, the custard itself had a very smooth and satisfying taste of pumpkin, including a nice aftertaste that I found blended quite well with the cookie sprinkles.

Ranking: Definitely a lot higher than I was expecting, and probably one of the best desserts I’ve tasted so far this season!