By Sophia Rizzuto
We are in the thick of pumpkin spice season, so all of the pumpkin spice products have hit the shelves of grocery stores with full force. Now, some companies go overboard with this trend and make wacky, non-appetizing products, but some are honestly delicious. We took the tried out some of the most popular variations, so you don’t have to.
1. Pumpkin Spice Cheerios
Similar to Frosted Cheerios, except the frosting is pumpkin spice flavored, making it the perfect fall breakfast for those of you who are PSL-obsessed. They’re not too sweet and have a balance of pumpkin and spice.
2. Chobani Pumpkin Spice Blended Greek Yogurt
Since greek yogurt naturally has a tangier flavor, I would add vanilla almond granola for some crunch and sweetness to balance out the tart from the yogurt. To me, it honestly tasted like I was eating a piece of pumpkin pie and not a cup of yogurt. Not sure how I felt texture-wise
3. Boom Chicka Pop Pumpkin Spice Kettle Corn
There’s a good balance of sweet and salty from the kettle corn flavor and a nice spicy, cinnamon undertone. It’s a little harder to find the underlying pumpkin taste in this product but either way, it tastes subtle and surprisingly enough, good.
4. Pepperidge Farm Pumpkin Spice Swirl Bread
With just the right amount of pumpkin for you to know that this is pumpkin spice flavored, it doesn’t taste too different from their other Swirl breads. It’s good enough to eat right out of the bag, or amp up your snack game by toasting it and slathering it with butter.
5. Whole Foods Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Sandwiches
The cookie outside tasted just like a gingersnap cookie, which adds a nice kick to the creamy, cool ice cream center. They’re perfect for the day you’re reminiscing summer in the middle of fall.
6. Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Butter
The spice level is on point and it has just the right amount of sweetness to it. It’s smooth and light texture make it perfect as a spread on almost anything you can think of. Smear it on toast, graham crackers, or spoon some on top of vanilla ice cream. Another great option is to simply eat it with a spoon out of the jar until you finish the entire thing, because you will.