Calendars will have you believe fall officially begins on Monday, September 23 — but we know better. Fall actually starts the second you get your first whiff of pumpkin spice, and this year the craze has expanded well beyond coffee orders and slices of pie. From bangles to candles, snacks, sneakers, and even essential oils, pumpkin spice everything season is upon us so if you’re a fan of the cult-favorite autumnal flavor, we’ve rounded up some of this year’s most coveted pumpkin spice products. Note: These products are anything but basic.
Let’s start with the basics — and no, we’re not referring to Starbucks (yet). McCormick’s Pumpkin Pie Spice will bring any fall delicacy to PSL perfection. Sprinkle into coffee, cookie batter, or a bowl of oatmeal for a hint of autumn in every bite.
While we’re on the subject of DIY PSL, add Califia Farms’ Pumpkin Spice Better Half to your refrigerator shelves ASAP. The dairy-free Half & Half alternative is made with real pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, so it’s essentially grandma’s pumpkin pie in a carton. Go ahead, add a splash to your favorite morning brew — you know for a fact it’s loaded with good-for-you ingredients, plus one serving of two tablespoons is only 15 calories (aka way less that the extra large number you’d order at any drive through).
Face it, Mom: You’re a basic b*tch who flaunts her Starbucks PSL like it’s Prada come September 1st. Own it. Since you already wear your heart on your sleeve, why not sport your favorite sip on your wrist with this Alex and Ani Pumpkin Spice Bangle?
Slip this seasonal bar from KIND into your kid’s lunch box for an afternoon snack. These Caramel Almond Pumpkin Spice Bars are limited-edition, so stock up while you can. It’s a good-for-you, but even better for your tastebuds treat that’s made with a combination of nuts, sprinkled with seasonings that warm your body like a flannel, and has only 5 grams of sugar to its name.
It really doesn’t matter what season it is; just the smell of pumpkin spice can give you all those warm and fuzzy fall feels. Treat yourself to a large PSL candle from Yankee Candle; that way when Starbucks pours its final drip of its signature pumpkin sip of 2019, you can still breathe in that same, sweet aroma.
No matter how old you get, or what stage of life you’re in, you’ll likely always have a soft spot for a pair of graphic socks. Unfortunately, this pair from J.Crew inspired by your favorite coffee house order won’t make your feet smell as sweet as pumpkin, but you should still add them to your drawer stat. You don’t want to miss this seasonal trend.
Sure, green juice is cool, but have you ever taken a bite of a warm, flaky waffle shaped like autumn’s mascot, the great orange pumpkin? Dash’s pumpkin-shaped mini waffle maker is giving your well-balanced breakfast a seasonally-inspired makeover. But don’t just eat waffles shaped like pumpkins; add a little pumpkin spice to your batter so that they taste the part, too.
You’ll never regret eating a Dunkin’ pumpkin donut or muffin for breakfast, but you’ll always kick yourself in the ass for licking the last bit of its flavor from your lips. Treating yourself to a Dunkin lip balm set that features cinnamon bun swirl and, more importantly, pumpkin flavors to hydrate your otherwise pumpkin-less pout can make up for that.
Searching for a brand new pair of kicks to *spice* up your wardrobe? Saucony’s pair of Pumpkin Spice sneakers should do the trick. The new addition to their collection was indeed inspired by the fall staple, as if you couldn’t tell by the burnt orange toebox that fades into a milky white back. It’s a treat for your feet, so indulge.
Chamomile calms your nerves, lavender brightens your spirits, and Eternal Essence’s Pumpkin Patch essential oil will put you in an autumnal state of mind.
Need a way to sneak some more greens into your child’s menu? Amazing Grass has the solution. Made with a proprietary blend of “organic, non-GMO wheat grass, barley grass, alfalfa, spirulina, spinach, chlorella and broccoli,” add a scoop of this pumpkin spice flavored powder to smoothies, chia seed pudding, and even your favorite baked goods for a micronutrient boost.
LeChat Nails’ fall 2019 collection is themed around your favorite coffee scents so, naturally, pumpkin spice is on the menu. The Perfect Match MOOD Café collection’s PSL-inspired polish is an orange shade that transitions to a faint caramel hue once applied, but not only does the color mirror what’s in your cup, it gives off the same aroma as your fall staple brew, too.
Some mom’s just aren’t naturally born bakers, and that’s perfectly fine. Rather than attempting to bake a pumpkin pie from scratch, save yourself the frustration and mess and grab a Pumpkin Pie Perfect Bar. This limited-time recipe combines organic dried pumpkin, freshly ground peanut butter, honey, seasonal spices, and a whopping 20+ superfoods to create a better-for-you slice, without sacrificing any of the seasonal flavors you’re obsessed with.
Fig bars are a classic lunchbox component, and now your child can enjoy the cookie pumpkin-spice style. Nature’s Bakery’s soft baked bar is made with real pumpkin puree so that each bite tastes as authentic as possible. Pro tip: Warm it up in the microwave for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up or dessert after the kids go to sleep. It’s a seasonal indulgence you don’t want to miss.
Sip a traditional PSL in the morning, and cap off your night with a tall glass of Three Lakes Winery Pumpkin Wine once the little ones go to sleep. The taste is similar to a traditional Chardonnay, is semi-sweet, boast some seriously decadent buttery undertones, and is derived from the same pumpkins you’d buy to make a pie from scratch. Pumpkin wine. We’ll cheers to that.
Not a fan of coffee? Tea drinkers can sip on pumpkin spice, too! Harney & Son’s herbal harvest blend steeps red in your cup and is naturally caffeine-free, so you can put your feet up and enjoy a mug full before bed.
You don’t have to whip up a pie to enjoy the decadence of baked pumpkin perfection, Mom; muffins will more than suffice. What’s more, this pumpkin spice muffin mix from Simple Mills is made with almond flour, so even your gluten-free loved ones can indulge.
Love pumpkin spice so matcha? DavidsTea’s bringing back it’s signature Pumpkin Pie green tea flavor for a different kind of sweet blend to get you all geared up for sweater weather. The brew is a blend of matcha powder, cane sugar, and natural pumpkin spice flavoring, and if that doesn’t sound amazing on its own, you can even sip it as a tea latte for a creative twist on the original.
Nothing says fall like a green and while Starbucks cup emitting that sweet, autumnal aroma of its signature PSL. Nothing. After all, the coffeehouse franchise did kickstart the PSL craze, and this year they’re also rolling out a brand new beverage you can sip on throughout the season: The Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew. It’s a vanilla drink topped with pumpkin cream foam (made with real pumpkin), and a dash of pumpkin spice. It sounds heavenly because it is heavenly.
Do you love pumpkin spice so much that you could drown yourself in the delectable autumn smell? Well, now you can. Waxing Kara’s Harven Pumpkin Body Butter is as luxurious as it sounds: made with a blend of plant oils, nourishing cocoa butter, and hydrating Eastern Shore Honey, this indulgent body cream has also been fragranced with cinnamon, pumpkin, and other warming spices to mimic your coffee order.
Even if you’re dairy-free or strictly plant-based, there’s a slice of pumpkin spice for you. Just in time for fall 2019, Daiya re-launched its pumpkin spice cheezecake; a rich, creamy pumpkin dessert free of any animal products and loaded with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
Pumpkin spice isn’t just nice in coffee and desserts, you know. Start your day off right with a serving of Noosa’s pumpkin yogurt. You can top your bowl with sliced pecans or almonds, granola, or scoop a dollop into your morning smoothie. But don’t be greedy, Mom; share the pumpkin with your little pumpkin, too.
Prep your complexion with YENSA’s pumpkin mask for a polished look sans makeup. The mask is infused with eight superfood ingredients like turmeric, honey, and papaya to restore your skin’s hydration, boost collagen production, and leave your skin feeling baby-soft. Trust us, this product might sound like a seasonal treat, but you’ll be trying to make it last year-round.
If there’s anything we love more than pumpkin spice in the fall, it’s chocolate year-round. Sugar Plum’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Chocolate Bar is a seasonal confection comprised of rich, white chocolate, coffee flavoring, pumpkin flavoring, and a dash of pumpkin spice, naturally. Don’t let this bar get mixed up with your child’s trick-or-treating stash, Mom. We guarantee they won’t give it back.
Apples and peanut butter might be a classic lunchbox staple, but you can definitely spice it up a notch. This season, switch things up with these pumpkin spice peanut butter packets from RXBAR. Your child will thank you, and with a box of 10, there’s definitely enough for you to sneak a taste, too.
Pumpkin spice products are typically processed and packed with sugar, but Purely Elizabeth’s pumpkin cinnamon granola is is a seasonal breakfast treat you can feel good about eating and sharing with the kids. Made with quinoa, millet, chia, pumpkin seeds, and chewy fig, and sweetened with coconut sugar, each bite delivers the perfect balance of salty and sweet guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds.
Mamas, rejoice, because on the off days when you’re so short on time that you can’t even justify the drive-thru, you don’t have to go without your precious pumpkin spice latte. La Colombe has perfected coffee-in-a-can, and this seasonal draft latte to-go will definitely satisfy your craving.
If you can’t get enough of Dunkin’s pumpkin spice coffee, here’s a way you can run on their seasonal brew all autumn long. DIYing your own Dunkin’ sip might not be as exciting ordering it from the counter, but on the days when you just don’t feel like stopping the car ride home from early drop offs, having this little pumpkin pick-me-up in your cupboard will be a real treat.
As far as we’re concerned, there’s no such thing as too much pumpkin spice. So when you slice into that fresh-out-of-the-oven pie, top it off with a scoop of Van Leeuwen’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream. It’s an artisanal ice cream brand best known for its made-from-scratch, and vegan ice creams, and this seasonal flavor is promised to be the ultimate concoction of pumpkin spice cheesecake base and chunks of honey graham cracker crust crumbled throughout. We dare your mouth not to water.
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