Taste Test: Smucker's Fall Toppings

Cinnamon is looking to be a popular flavor this season. Not only did PartySugar and I recently have a chance to try Ritz's new Brown Sugar Cinnamon Crackers, but we also took the time to put two of Smucker's limited-edition ice cream topping flavors, Pumpkin Spice and Apple Cinnamon, to the test. Did they prove to be goopy and gross, or were these spoonable sauces the epitome of holiday sugar and spice? Find out after the jump.

Pumpkin Spice: This caramel sauce, imbued with a generous amount of pumpkin pie spice, was our favorite of the two. Smooth and ultra-rich, it was everything you'd want in an ice cream sauce. It would also taste great drizzled on a streusel or sticky date cake.

Apple Cinnamon: We liked this one, too, which tasted like a slightly more jellied version of an apple pie pocket filling. If I were feeling particularly naughty, I would spread it like jam on toasted bread.


Admittedly, both toppings were incredibly sweet, and a quick ingredient scan revealed they both contain high-fructose corn syrup. And if you don't like mulling spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, then you probably won't care for either of them. But they'd be an exciting seasonal addition to a sundae bar at a party or an ice cream social. Have you ever tried these?

Yuck. Those sound really cloying and syrupy. I'd rather just have regular caramel or stewed apples and cinnamon as a topping. I'm not a big fan of processed fruit toppings/fillings because they are almost always way too sweet.
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