Oct 14, 2012

Review: Fresh & Easy - Iced Pumpkin Scones

Iced Pumpkin Scones are new to Fresh & Easy this fall. They usually only have blueberry and orange cranberry scones.

The scones typically go for $3.99 for a pack of 4. They go on sale for $2.99 every once in a while, but I usually get them off the bargain (i.e."sell by today") rack for $2.69.

Of course, the trade off is they tend to lose some crustiness as well as some moisture. I find a combination of microwaving and toasting usually works out pretty well to alleviate those problems.

The Iced Pumpkin Scones were a bit on the dry side (more so than their other scones under similar conditions). On the plus side, there was still quite a bit of hardness to the crust. But on the down side, I could actually see some of the dryness in the crumb. Scones tend to be a bit dry in general though.

I was happy to find that the scones were judiciously iced with a vanilla icing. I'm not a huge fan of icing scones; I think they're fine without, but some places only offer scones with a thick layer of icing on top. That's too sweet for my liking. I like Fresh & Easy's approach where the icing is very light and the scone itself is less sweet than usual so that there's a balanced sweetness. I think you appreciate the flavor a bit more as opposed to the beat-you-over-the-head sweetness of a full coat of icing.

The scones had an adequate amount of pumpkin spice flavor, but I wanted more! I really like pumpkin pie and was looking for something closer to that in flavor. Fresh & Easy's Iced Pumpkin Scones were maybe halfway there. They're like a denser, drier version of pumpkin bread. They weren't bad, but I think I'll stick to their regular scones.

Nutritional Info - Fresh & Easy Iced Pumpkin Scone
Serving Size - 1 scone (85g)
Calories - 350 (from Fat - 120)
Fat - 14g (Saturated Fat - 8g)
Sodium - 230mg
Carbs - 49g (Sugar - 14g)
Protein - 5g