It wasn’t that long ago when the pumpkin spice was relegated to just making an appearance in a pie on Thanksgiving. With every delicious bite of that bite, you probably wondered, “Why don’t we have pumpkin pie more often?” Starbucks picked up on that sentiment and began offering the PSL or Pumpkin Spice Latte back in 2003. It took a few seasons to become as popular as their winter Peppermint Mocha. Now when Starbucks puts out the PSL for the year, it seems like it unleashes a floodgate of pumpkin-spiced treats. Every year, more companies jump on the pumpkin bandwagon to add the spice to their popular brands.
Here there is a short round-up of all the pumpkin flavored foods on the shelf:
Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
Nothing beats a warm cup of hot chocolate with those mini marshmallows on a cold day. Swiss Miss, the leader for instant hot cocoa has a pumpkin spice version. As with most of the pumpkin flavored foods, this one is also a “limited edition.” Do marshmallows go with pumpkin (see below)?
Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows
If you’re going to have pumpkin spice hot cocoa, then you should have pumpkin spiced marshmallows. You’ll find these at Walmart. Will pumpkin s’ mores be far behind?
Pumpkin Pie Dessert Hummus
Hummus is a very popular party dip. It already comes in a variety of flavors and works great with carrots or pita bread but a hummus dessert? Boar’s Head has a pumpkin pie flavored hummus that they want you to pair with graham crackers, bread or even just scooping it up with a spoon. Supposedly, it tastes just like a pumpkin pie but without the crust.
Halo Top Pumpkin Pie
Adding pumpkin spice to ice cream seems like a no-brainer. Halo Top is out of the gate with their version of low-calorie ice cream with a bold pumpkin flavor. They also make a version in non-dairy and vegan varieties. That means everyone can enjoy the ice cream.
Pumpkin Spice Milano Cookies
How long does a bag of Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies last in your home? Much like that famous potato chip, it hard to eat just one. The Milano already comes in an array of flavors like mint and orange. Now you can add pumpkin spice. Those won’t last long either.
Pillsbury Pumpkin Spice Rolls
For some pumpkin treats, you’ll need to warm up the oven. Pillsbury utilized its “pop and fresh” recipe for a seasonal pumpkin spice roll. And no pumpkin spice roll would be complete without pumpkin spice icing. Can you imagine how great this will smell baking in the oven?
Kit Kat Pumpkin Pie
How can you improve on a Kit Kat candy bar? Make it pumpkin pie flavored. This was a special candy that was tested two years ago in a few random markets. It became a kind of holy grail for candy aficionados. Now the once rare Kit Kat pumpkin pie is available nationwide. How many will you stock up on?