Oct 28, 2014

Review: Starbucks - Pumpkin Scone

Starbucks' Pumpkin Scone features the flavors of pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar, and cinnamon and comes topped with a white icing and orange (yellow on mine) icing drizzle.

It was $2.45 for one, which seems to be the average price for Starbucks' baked items.

Starbucks switched to a new recipe for their Pumpkin Scone this year due to the switch to/acquisition of La Boulange for bakery goods. I never tried the previous version, but was less than pleased when they changed the morning bun from this to this.

This didn't really feel like a scone to me. Perhaps due to the extra moisture from the pumpkin, it seemed more like pumpkin bread (which they also offer) as it was too airy and spongy.

There's the normal pumpkin spice and light pumpkin flavor to it as well as a notable note of ginger.

The icing was a little too sweet. There isn't any difference in flavor between the icing colors. I heated one half in the toaster oven and the icing completely melted. On the plus side, as half of it sloughed off the scone, it hit just the right amount of sweetness for me.

Overall, Starbucks' Pumpkin Scone is nice and tasty enough but I wouldn't really consider it a scone. Scone-ish, maybe. Bread-ish definitely. If you're up for some iced pumpkin bread though, this might do it for you.

Nutritional Info - Starbucks Pumpkin Scone (120g)
Calories - 430 (from Fat - 160)
Fat - 18g (Saturated Fat - 12g)
Sodium - 350mg
Carbs - 63g (Sugar - 36g)
Protein - 4g

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