8 flavorful food and beverage options to kick off pumpkin spice season

pumpkin spice season includes Dunkin Pumpkin Munchkin Creamer, photo provided by Dunkin' Coffee Creamer
pumpkin spice season includes Dunkin Pumpkin Munchkin Creamer, photo provided by Dunkin' Coffee Creamer /

Even before the school bell rings, pumpkin spice season has hit store shelves. While some stores have already started to brew their pumpkin spice lattes, bringing that seasonal favorite to the kitchen is an option, too. The fall favorite flavor is back and everyone cannot wait to get that first sip.

For some people, they would happily enjoy pumpkin spice flavors anytime of the year. The warm, comforting spices satisfy in the most simply way.

Looking around grocery store shelves, there are plenty of options to enjoy that first taste of the pumpkin spice season. In 2022, International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer was the number one selling option. Available both in traditional and Zero Sugar, the sweet, pie spice forward creamer can add a little or a lot of flavor. From the first sip of the day to the dessert beverage pairing, the coffee goodness is always delicious.

Since the warm weather is still part of the conversation, some people prefer a chilled beverage with the fall flavors. The STōK Pumpkin Cold Brew is the perfect pour and enjoy option. The slightly toasty notes with the spices do not overwhelm the coffee flavor. It feels as if the brew took hours to make yet it is just a pour away.

pumpkin spice season includes Dunkin Pumpkin Munchkin Creamer
pumpkin spice season includes Dunkin Pumpkin Munchkin Creamer, photo provided by Dunkin’ Coffee Creamer /

Even though running to a Dunkin store might not have the seasonal Munchkin flavors in the box, the Dunkin’ Pumpkin Munchkin Creamer is here now. With an extra hint of sweetness from the donut glaze notes, the spices feel more rounded. For anyone who wants a treat but does not want to overindulge, this coffee creamer is a great choice.

Continuing the coffee conversation, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has brought back its Pumpkin Spice Coffee. Cinnamon and nutmeg forward, the rich aroma as it brews is quite delightful. Plus, the flavor is now available in a Brew Over Ice option.

For a slightly sweeter choice, The Original Donut Shop Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake Latte has a creaminess that feels totally indulgent. While there is no need for a fork, this coffee feels like a dessert in a glass.

If that beverage needs not only a seasonal but also a good for you boost, Vital Proteins has its Pumpkin Spice Collagen Peptides. Whether mixed into coffee, a smoothie or even sprinkled on oatmeal, it can be the seasonal boost for beauty benefits as well as muscle and bone support. Be sure to check out these offerings September 1.

While beverages often get prime billing, the dessert aisle is full of sweet treats. Nestle Toll House has brought back its Pumpkin Spice Cookie dough. With white morsels studded throughout the dough, this fall favorite will be asked for time and again.

If a gluten free, vegan cookie is preferred, Sweet Loren’s Pumpkin Spice Cookie Dough is a must try. The pre-portioned ready to bake cookie is perfect for when you want one cookie or a whole dozen. Plus, the cookie dough is safe to eat raw.

Has pumpkin spice season started in your house? What’s your favorite pumpkin spice food?

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