Pumpkin Seed Brittle
October 6, 2014—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Hard sugar candy with nuts has been around for as long as humans have been cooking with sugar and nuts. Different cultures have different names for the confection, and culinary timelines differ from place to place. Brittle, so named, is most certainly an American creation, and likely first appeared in the late 19th century.
Henceforth, we can mark the early 21st century (2014 to be precise) as the origin of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Seed Brittle, a classic brittle with a seasonal twist. Trader Joe's Pumpkin Seed Brittle eschews the traditional nuts in favor of naturally nutty roasted pumpkin seeds. This sweet, crunchy, golden brittle candy is made in small batches the old fashioned way—simmered in copper kettles and spread by hand on candy tables to cool & harden. A dusting of sugar and pumpkin pie spice lends an autumn-inspired finishing touch. This Brittle is being made exclusively for Trader Joe's, and we'll only have it stores during Pumpkin Season. We're selling Pumpkin Seed Brittle in a 10 ounce box for $3.49, while it lasts.
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