1. Life & Culture

Taste test: frozen pumpkin pie

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Published Nov. 17, 2012

Serving sizeOne-sixth of pieOne-eighth of pieOne-tenth of pie
Fat/Fiber19g / 1g6g / 2g11g / 1g
Sugars/Sodium16g / 320mg32g / 230mg20g / 320mg
Carbs/Protein28g / 3g48g / 5g36g / 5g

Our panelists have sampled frozen pumpkin pies every few years as new brands roll out their versions of the holiday dessert. This year, our favorite came from Trader Joe's, a store new to our area. The California-based supermarket opened a location in Sarasota in September, so we included the store brand products in several upcoming tastings. Many of the Trader Joe's foods scored well in our samplings. For the pies, we thawed and baked each dessert according to directions.

Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent