As the leaves begin to change and the air gets a bit crisper, it’s officially pumpkin spice season, and brands are wasting no time in releasing their pumpkin-flavored delights. Fall is a cherished season for many, and there’s nothing quite like that first taste of a pumpkin-spiced treat. From coffee to doughnuts, the pumpkin craze is in full swing, and we’ve compiled a list of the best pumpkin-inspired offerings to look forward to this autumn.
1. Pumpkin Spice Latte: Starbucks
For many, the return of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) marks the unofficial start of fall. This iconic beverage, which made its debut in 2003, combines genuine pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove with steamed milk and Starbucks Signature Espresso. Whether you prefer it hot, iced, or blended, it’s topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spices.
2. Pumpkin Spice Sandwich Cookies: Oreo
Pumpkin spice Oreos, with their golden wafer biscuits and pumpkin spice crème, offer a delightful twist on the classic cookie. After mysteriously disappearing from the shelves, these cookies are making a comeback with an improved recipe, promising a tasty treat for fans of all things pumpkin.
3. Fall Menu: Dunkin’
Dunkin’ introduced its pumpkin spice menu early this year, creating excitement among fans who eagerly await the return of their favorite seasonal treats. From pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin doughnuts and muffins, Dunkin’ has a wide variety of pumpkin-flavored options to satisfy your autumn cravings.
4. Pumpkin Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme has taken pumpkin spice to the next level with a range of doughnuts featuring pumpkin spice fillings, swirls, and toppings. With options like the Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Swirl Doughnut and Pumpkin Spice Maple Pecan Doughnut, these limited-time treats are a must-try for pumpkin spice enthusiasts.
5. Pumpkin Drinks: Caribou Coffee
Caribou Coffee offers a diverse lineup of pumpkin-themed beverages, including the Pumpkin Espresso Shaker, Pumpkin Iced Crafted Press, and Pumpkin White Mocha. These delightful drinks, along with pumpkin-themed snacks like the Pumpkin Cake Pop and Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin, make it a pumpkin lover’s paradise.
6. Pumpkin Spice Rolls: Pillsbury Grands
Pillsbury Grands has taken store-bought cinnamon rolls to the next level with limited-edition pumpkin spice rolls. Featuring a spiced pumpkin icing and hints of pumpkin spice in the filling, these fluffy rolls are perfect for breakfast or a sweet snack.
7. Pumpkin Pie Blizzard: Dairy Queen
At Dairy Queen, the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard is a seasonal favorite, featuring actual chunks of pumpkin pie mixed with the classic vanilla soft serve ice cream. Topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg, it’s a delightful way to welcome the flavors of fall.
8. Pumpkin Breakfast: IHOP
IHOP offers a hearty pumpkin spice pancake combo, complete with eggs, hash browns, and breakfast meat. Pair it with a pumpkin spice cold foam cold brew for the perfect autumn breakfast. IHOP’s warm and fluffy pumpkin spice pancakes are a delectable way to kick off your day, with the enticing aroma and flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
9. Pumpkin Cheesecake: Cheesecake Factory
Starting September 1, Cheesecake Factory offers two delectable pumpkin cheesecake options. The first boasts a graham cracker crust with a creamy pumpkin filling, while the second combines a layer of pumpkin cheesecake with pecan pie, caramel, and additional nuts on a pastry crust.
10. Pumpkin Smoothies: Smoothie King
Smoothie King has gone all-in on pumpkin this fall, offering five different pumpkin smoothies. These delightful beverages cater to a range of dietary preferences and include options like the pumpkin power meal, pumpkin slim-n-trim, pumpkin vegan, pumpkin coffee high protein, and pumpkin d-lite. Packed with flavor and nutrients, these pumpkin smoothies are sure to please.
Get ready to savor the flavors of fall with these delectable pumpkin spice treats. Whether you’re a fan of the classic Pumpkin Spice Latte or eager to try the latest pumpkin-flavored creations, autumn has never tasted so good.