Starbucks Pumpkin Scone & Pumpkin Muffin

Posted By I Love Pumpkins on October 26, 2008

Pumpkin Pastries at Starbucks

Pumpkin Pastries at Starbucks

Starbucks’ Pumpkin Muffin smells just like it should – spicy pumpkin goodness wafts right out of the bag and there is no mistaking it! This is a flavorful, well-crafted muffin whose small size betrays its weight and density. The texture is rich and the muffin is quite dark in color with a cheesecake center that’s deliciously zesty. Mine also had a few roasted pumpkin seeds on top which were both decorative and flavorful.

Bright orange on the inside, frosted and zebra-striped on the outside, Starbucks’ Pumpkin Scone smells and tastes much lighter than Starbucks’ pumpkin muffin, as is fit for a scone. However, it’s just not very pumpkinny. If I didn’t know it was a pumpkin scone, in a blind tasting I’d be quite certain it was a plain old cinnamon scone.

Starbucks’ regular brewed coffee would be the best complement to either of these pastries. If you want to go all-out you might order the muffin or scone with Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte. However, I think you’ll enjoy their sweetness much more by pairing them with a regular coffee whose acidity will balance out the sugar.

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