Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Taking on the Treats Truck One Treat at a Time: Halloween Specials

As we told you yesterday, the Treats Truck has begun celebrating Halloween!! It's pumpkins, bats, cupcakes, and pies galore. Can you think of a better way to spend an Indian summer lunch than munching on treats? Didn't think so.


Upon arriving, we couldn't make up our minds on what treats to get. The pumpkin sugar cookies looked so cute, and the cupcakes looked so delicious, and look at the lil pumpkin pies and pecan pies, aren't they darling?


Luckily, Kim had plenty of jr. pumpkin pies for us to try; of course, we had to get one. If you're craving pumpkin pie, but don't think it wise to buy a big one (if you're like us, buying a regular size just means you'll eat the whole thing while watching Pushing Daisies,) than this is definitely the way to go. It was moist, fresh, and full of pumpkin, while the crust complimented the inside, not overwhelming it as can happen with mini pies. If only the Van Leeuwen truck was nearby, we could have had it a la mode.

Next up was the rice krispy with candy corn and M&Ms, drizzled with caramel. Both of us loved the caramel topping, and while Brownie wanted more M&Ms, I wished for orange and black rice krispies; do they even make that? This also opened the candy corn debate: Brownie is anti-candy corn as was I for the better part of my life until I was introduced to Farley's. Farley's candy corn placed my whole world on its side, if you never had it, go out and get some, after reading this of course. It is sugary and sweet like icing or sugar ornaments, not waxy and gross like eating a candle. Now, this is the first Halloween since Farley's bought Brach's, so I don't know if that's affected the candy corn from either company.


The last treat was the chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting and sprinkles. For me, this was the winner for me. The cake was moist and rich, while the frosting was sweet, but not cloying.


The Treats Truck will have Halloween specials for the rest of the month...

Halloween cupcakes - $2.25
pumpkin sugar cookie - $1.25
big iced pumpkin cookie - $2.00
cat cookie (sugar or chocolate) - $1.75
bat cookie (sugar or chocolate) - $1.75
Candy Corn Crispy Square with peep on top - $3.25
Candy Corn Crispy Square sans peep - $3.00
iced ghost cookie - $1.50

And they will also have Jr. pies this month
Jr. Pecan or Pumpkin pies - $3.00

And they may also have other pumpkin cookie specials and other pies so stay tuned!

Previous Treats Truck Reviews:
Pecan Butterscotch Bar
Chocolate Trucker
Chocolate Chip and Mint Chocolate Chip Conecakes
Mexican Chocolate Brownie
The Nutty Co-Worker and PB&J Jamwich
Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes
Orange Chiffon Cake
Peanut Butter Brownie
Raspberry Oatmeal Jammy
Raspberry Lemon & Mint Chocolate Swirlie Dots
Chocolate Truck Cookie
Sugar Dot
Chocolate Chipper
Carmel Creme Trucker
Peanut Butter Chocolate Sandwich Cookie
Chocolate Chipper with Nuts
Mint Chocolate Trucker
Passover treats
Cinnamon Cookie

Treats Truck
Various Locations around the city.
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Anonymous said...

Gee thanks, now I’m really hungry. LOL

Anonymous said...

Yummy..! These Halloween cupcakes and cookies are looking delicious.

Cakespy said...

Yum. Wish I'd had the opportunity to try the Halloween treats when I was in NYC last week! But I was busy going to my sister's stupid wedding. OK, maybe it wasn't stupid, I still got cake. But still-le sigh.

Anonymous said...

The Brach's candy corn I bought this year says "Made in Mexico."
Still tastes the same.