Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte celebrated its fourteenth birthday this year, but it won’t be partying alone. Americans owe the loved — and loathed — pumpkin spice latte for accelerating a trend that’s since stocked store shelves with a plethora of pumpkin spice products like coffee, creamer, cereal and even Peeps. Fans of the fall flavor can commemorate National Pumpkin Day on Oct. 26 with one of these autumn delicacies — or the hundreds of other pumpkin-flavored products on the market.
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte
Price: $5.05 for a Grande (varies by location)
Starbucks introduced this drink as a sweet companion to its signature pumpkin spice latte this season. Since Starbucks’ co-branding with Teavana, you can also buy Teavana’s Pumpkin Spice Brulee oolong tea online to seep straight if you’re not a latte lover. And if you’re looking to go easy on your wallet, the $7 price tag will buy enough Brulee to brew 15 to 20 cups.
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Starbucks Via Pumpkin Spice Instant Latte
Price: $6.39 for a box of five packets at Target
If the line stretches around the block at your local Starbucks, rather than waste precious time, give this instant coffee a try. With this at-home addition to Starbucks’ roster, all you have to do for a pumpkin spice latte fix is add eight ounces of heated milk. Even though it might not have the same fancy whip and sprinkles as the real thing, it beats being late to work because you were stuck in the latte lane.
Tastykake Pumpkin Spice Mini Donuts
Price: $2 for a 10-ounce bag at Walmart
Tastykake decided to give its ever-popular mini donuts a seasonal update this fall, adding Pumpkin Spice to their traditional roster of rich frosted, powdered sugar and cinnamon varieties. A serving of four powdered sugar-flavored donuts logs in at 230 calories, according to the Fitbit website. So, eating just one mini donut would most likely keep your calorie count under 100 — if you can stop yourself from downing more.
Pepperidge Farm Pumpkin Spice Milanos
Price: $2.98 for a 7-ounce bag at Walmart
Pepperidge Farm, which also offers a seasonal pumpkin spice version of its Swirl Bread, gives its classic cookie some fall flair by adding pairing pumpkin spice with chocolate and crisp cookies. Giving them a quick dunk in a piping hot mug of pumpkin spice coffee might be overkill for some, though many pumpkin spice diehards would dunk without a doubt.
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Blackberry Patch Pumpkin Spice Syrup
Price: $5.99 for an 8-ounce container at Cost Plus World Market
If you’re not yet sick of pumpkin spice, consider using a few slices of that Swirl Bread as a starting spot for French toast. Pair it with a drizzle of Blackberry Patch brand Pumpkin Spice Syrup, which finds its flavor from pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. The sweet syrup also makes an easy addition to black coffee if you don’t want the full-fledged latte experience.
Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Pumpkin Spice Cereal
Price: $2.98 for a 15.5-ounce box at Walmart
Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Pumpkin Spice cereal weaves together “fiber and fun,” according to the company’s website. In this limited edition offering, the whole grain morsels are flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice, along with the cereal’s signature layer of white frosting to give it a fall flair.
Life Pumpkin Spice Cereal
Price: $2.99 for an 18-ounce box at Target
This Quaker breakfast cereal — which also comes in Original, Cinnamon and Vanilla flavors — encourages breakfast lovers to “add a little pumpkin spice to your Life” with this limited edition offering. Try substituting it for the original flavor in recipes for everything from toffee to trail mix that is easy to find online.
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Quaker Pumpkin Spice Instant Oatmeal
Price: $2.74 for 8 single-serve packets at Target
Fall’s chilly mornings might make a warm bowl of oatmeal sound appetizing — and the additional pumpkin-infusion makes this an instant autumn standby. Quaker’s limited edition Pumpkin Spice Instant Oatmeal pairs whole grain oats with fall-favorite flavors — and all you have to do is add water. But, if you have a few extra minutes in the morning, Quaker also offers a recipe on its website that combines Old Fashioned Oats, pumpkin pie spice, milk, brown sugar, vanilla extract and a dash of salt to whip up a pumpkin-filled take on a classic belly-warming breakfast.
Peanut Butter & Co. Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter
Price: $4.99 for a 16-ounce jar on the Peanut Butter & Co. Website
Peanut butter and pumpkin spice latte — this product will bring the best of both worlds together as a delicious duo. Peanut Butter & Co.’s addition to the pumpkin spice lineup is perfect for bringing a touch of fall flavor to peanut butter pie or peanut butter smoothies. But, as with any peanut butter, the simplest — and best — way to eat it might be straight from the jar.
Peeps Pumpkin Spice Dipped Marshmallow Chicks
Price: $2.75 per pack Peeps on the Peeps & Company Website
These tiny treats aren’t just for Easter anymore. Peeps Pumpkin Spice Dipped Marshmallow Chicks start with a pumpkin pie spice latte flavored marshmallow, then dip the edible chickadee in a coating of white chocolate. The squishy Peeps also come in fall flavors including Caramel Apple and Candy Corn Dipped Marshmallow Chicks.
Hostess Pumpkin Pie Spice Twinkies
Price: $2.97 for a box of 10 at Walmart
Twinkies briefly went out of production when Hostess declared bankruptcy a few years ago, but the classic snack is back. These days, it even has a limited edition pumpkin spice offering that pairs golden sponge cake with pumpkin spice flavored cream filling so you can introduce your inner child to the pumpkin spice trend.
Imagine Foods Organic Creamy Pumpkin Soup
Price: $5.09 for a 32-ounce box at Vitacost
For pumpkin lovers craving something savory, there’s Imagine Foods Organic Creamy Pumpkin Soup. Serve this ready-to-eat soup with cooked wild rice, chopped apples, dried cranberries, topped off with a dash of toasted pecans and fresh sage for a hearty Meatless Monday option. If you wanted to give the hot harvest-time soup an Indian flair, spice it up with some mascarpone cheese and top your bowl with toasted coconut flakes, chopped cashews and a sprig of fresh mint.
Project 7 Pumpkin Spice Delight Gourmet Gum
Price: $1.19 for 12 pieces at Target
Pumpkin Spice Delight is just one of the out-of-the-box gourmet gum flavors produced by Project 7. The gum and mint company’s many flavors include unique offerings ranging anywhere from Moscow Mule to Mojito Mambo. Project 7 also contributes to seven critical causes including improving access to education and clean water worldwide and delivering meals to Americans in need.
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Kraft Pumpkin Spice Jell-O Pudding
Price: $1 for a 3.4-ounce box at ShopRite
Two cups of cold milk are all it takes to whip up a four-serving box of Kraft’s Pumpkin Spice Jell-O Pudding and Pie Filling. Don’t stop there — take your pudding to the next level of holiday harvest deliciousness by using it as a starting point for pudding-based desserts including Kraft’s recipe for pumpkin spice cake or Triple-Layer Pumpkin Spice Pie.
Pumpkin Spice Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Price: $2.78 for a 7.5-ounce container at Walmart
For true pumpkin spice addicts who want to double down on their favorite flavor, this seasonal offering is made for you. Cream cheese is a go-to ingredient for Thanksgiving-appropriate sweets like pumpkin cookies with cream cheese filling, pumpkin cheesecake or desserts that include both pudding and cream cheese — and this ingredient ensures a double dose of flavor. Recipe possibilities on the Kraft website include mini pumpkin chiffon pies, maple pumpkin pie bars and other desserts that also employ pumpkin pie spice Jell-O pudding.
And have no fear — even if many of these pumpkin spice treats are listed as “out of stock” when looking online, many of them are available at a number of grocery stores and food retailers near you.