OK… I have a sad story about pumpkin butter. As I am sure you know by now I am a BIG, BIG pumpkin fan. One of my most favorite pumpkin treats is pumpkin butter, but when I went to buy some the other day at Trader Joes they were out! There was none to be found… NONE!!
MY Pumpkin Butter Obsession
So it all started back 10+ years a go when I was aimlessly wondering through Williams Sonoma one October day. This very sweet lady came up to me and asked if I would like to try some pumpkin butter. I mean she had me at the word pumpkin but the butter was super intriguing. Well, after the fist try I was hooked. I might have been known to call in August and see when they are putting it out, I was that hooked.
A couple years ago my pumpkin butter love kinda had a little change… I tried Trader Joes version. Y’all I loved it! The beauty of this for me was Trader Joes is 10 minutes from me, and Williams Sonoma is 25 minutes (without traffic) and TJ’s is less expensive… both a win for me. Don’t get me wrong when I make it into Williams Sonoma I still pick up a couple jars but TJ’s is my go to.
And then there was NONE!!
This whole quarantine things has been rough on all of us, so the other day when I was going to Trader Joes to get everything pumpkin I was so excited to get my pumpkin butter.. I mean this was truly my light at the end of the tunnel.
As I entered the store I saw all the beautiful pumpkins, fall flowers, pumpkin end caps but I couldn’t be deterred I need my “punkin” butter. I made a beeline to the jelly aisle and there was a huge gapping hole where it should be. Quietly, I told myself not to panic… it is somewhere else I thought. Patiently I went and found an associate (in their cute flower shirt) and asked very sweetly where the pumpkin butter was living these days. Her smile immediately turned to a frown (I am guessing since she had a mask on) and she very quietly told me the words I just didn’t think I could handle… “we are out”. Standing there, for what seemed like a hour, I asked when the next shipment is coming and she so sweetly said she didn’t know for sure. Let that sink in for a minute.
I thanked her and proceeded to buy everything pumpkin in the store to make up for my grief over my lack of punkin butter, all the while thinking about how I could get to Williams Sonoma in the next week. After leaving I went to Starbucks and got a PSL to help comfort me and then it is hit me… I know how to make it. And that was it… I was going to take care of me…all on my own… I don’t need no Trader Joes to take care of me and my obsession.
You can make your own too!
I have to be honest I love this version so much… I am not sure I will be going to Williams Sonoma or stalking Trader Joes for pumpkin butter this year.
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