Even if you aren’t AS obsessed with fall’s favorite flavors as I am
By Lily Biagi
Fall is the best season, hands down. From apple picking and pumpkin patches, to Halloween and lots of candy, to Thanksgiving and all the yummy food, fall really has it all. Food lovers rejoice in fall flavors like apple, maple, salted caramel, and snickerdoodle. Oh and I can’t forget the queen of fall flavors, pumpkin! Pumpkin Spice sure is everything nice if you’re asking me. Here are my favorite pumpkin treats this fall season.
Siggi’s Pumpkin & Spice Yogurt
Gluten Free, Non-GMO
I’m a huge fan of Siggi’s yogurt because of its thick and creamy texture, and its tangy, not too sweet flavor. The Pumpkin & Spice flavor could possibly be my all-time favorite flavor. It tastes like pumpkin cheesecake! The warm spices elevate the pumpkin flavor and make it pop.
For breakfast, I usually top my creamy Pumpkin & Spice yogurt with a satisfying crunchy ingredient. Granola, crushed apple chips or chopped nuts all provide a textural contrast and pair well with this fall flavored yogurt.
Pumpkin Ginger Hold the Cone! Mini Ice Cream Cones
TJ’s infamous mini ice cream cones, “Hold the Cone,” usually come in chocolate or vanilla ice cream and are covered in a chocolate shell. They also make seasonal varieties, and the Pumpkin Ginger variety are delicious. With only 8 mini cones per package, buy more than one package because these will disappear.
Perfectly crispy cones are filled completely with rich, and creamy pumpkin ice cream. The ice cream is spiked with just the right amount of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. A dome of ice cream is topped with a sweet white chocolate coating, which balances the warm spices in the pumpkin ice cream filling.
Pumpkin Bread and Muffin Mix
Gluten Free version of this mix available
Another must buy item from TJs is the Pumpkin Bread and Muffin Mix. All you need to add is oil, eggs, and water to bake up a super moist and fluffy loaf or muffins. I love to add chocolate chips because they make every baked good better, but you can also add dried fruit or nuts to spice up this pumpkin bread.
If you’re like me, you won’t be able to resist slicing into the bread or grabbing a muffin when they are fresh out of the oven. The texture when warm is so tender and melts in your mouth. The bread keeps well as a loaf for breakfast or dessert the next day too. Do yourself a favor and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds so you can recreate that magical moment when it’s fresh out of the oven.
Butternut Squash Ravioli
Another one of my go-to TJ’s fall products isn’t technically pumpkin but it’s close enough. I always have their Butternut Squash Ravioli in my fridge because they make a quick and easy dinner. Just boil them in salted water for 3 minutes and ~voila~ you have a warm, satisfying dinner that will give you all the fall feelings.
These cute triangle shaped ravioli are filled with a sweet butternut squash filling. I recommend pairing them with a light, savory sauce. They pair excellently with a brown butter sage sauce or a simple drizzle of olive oil.
Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Pumpkin Spice Drizzled Kettle Corn
Gluten Free, Non-GMO
If you’re anything like me, you spend lots of time snuggled up on the couch watching movies during the chilly months of fall. I love to snack during a movie, and what snack is best for a movie? That’s right, POPCORN! Upgrade everyone’s favorite movie snack with this fall flavored delight.
Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Pumpkin Spice Drizzled Kettle Corn is everything I want in a snack. It’s salty, sweet and perfectly crunchy. Each piece of popcorn is generously coated with a pumpkin pie spice blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. These warm spices on top of the sweetness of the kettle corn are offset with just the right amount of salt. All of this sounds heavenly, but it gets even better. The popcorn is drizzled with sugary ribbons of white frosting! This holiday snack looks and tastes reminiscent of everyone’s favorite breakfast treat, cinnamon rolls.
Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
Step aside Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is Starbucks’ new seasonal star. This beverage seriously deserves all the hype.
The Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew consists of smooth Starbucks cold brew coffee sweetened with vanilla syrup. The coffee is topped with an airy cloud of pumpkin flavored foam and a dusting of pumpkin pie spice. When I took my first sip, I was shocked because it tastes exactly like pumpkin pie. The texture of the foam is heavenly, so light and smooth. It is a very sweet drink, so sometimes I get it without the vanilla syrup in the coffee.
As a Pumpkin Spice Connoisseur, I can attest that these pumpkin treats are some of the best. I hope you give them a try because they are sure to spice up your fall with their delicious flavors.