Once I realized Pumpkin Spice Eggos existed, I was on a hellbent mission to find them since they suddenly seemed like THE BEST THING EVER. I guess I temporarily forgot that anyone could make way better waffles with some mix, a can of pumpkin, and a waffle iron, but let’s set that thought aside for now. Because Pumpkin Spice Eggos exist. They exist.
I found them at Target and swiftly snapped the box out of the freezer section like I was Indiana Jones stealing the idol. I don’t know what it is about Eggos, but every time I have a box of them, it feels like life is infinitely better. Like it’s the first thought when I wake up in the morning. “Oh man, I don’t want to get out of bed, but fuck yes I have Eggos in the freezer.”
You will never get that excited about a waffle iron and a messy bowl of mix with dishes to do afterwards. And that is the Eggo Waffle’s forever upside. Eggo Waffles don’t stick to the iron and make you curse the waffle gods (who are very fickle.) Eggo Waffles are your friend. They are your only friend.
Even the wife was all about it. Yesterday morning she got out of bed an hour before me, and the first thing she asked me was, “is it okay if I make my pumpkin waffles before you get up?” See, they’re worthy of sitting down and having a fancy Sunday morning breakfast together at the table, but she couldn’t wait that long. No one could. The lure of them was that strong. Not even the freezer door could stifle their siren song.
An hour later, I had a skip in my step as I came down the stairs, knowing I was one toaster cycle away from waffles. Pumpkin spice waffles.
The first thing I noticed about the waffles is that they smelled amazing, even in frozen form. You could use these as an air freshener. The second thing I noticed is that they felt very thin, limp, and flimsy. This was kind of disappointing since I wanted the fluffy, crispy ones on the box, but I also want to fly a rocketship and we can’t everything we want in life.
As far as taste, they were heavier on the “spice” than “pumpkin” flavor. It was more nutmeg and cinnamon than pureed gourd. But overall, it’s a very warm and definite “fall” flavor. I was satisfied by it, and it was a great breakfast for a brisk and rainy morning.
My pro-tip suggestion is to have them with Cool Whip rather than syrup. For starters, it’s actually a tad healthier. Also, the syrup weighs down and crushes the feather-weight waffle. The airy Cool Whips lifts it up and gives it a cold, creamy sweetness that mixes well with the warm spices. Cool Whip is a miracle. But you already knew that.
I think I’ll pick up another box of these while they’re still on the shelves this season. I definitely recommend them.