Pumpkin spice and everything nice

Taryn Sullivan • Food Editor

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Whether it’s a pumpkin spice latte, a warm caramel apple cider, or butternut squash soup, it’s that time of year where the leaves are falling, the weather’s becoming breezier and the fall-flavored seasonal food items are among us.

Various restaurants, fast-food chains and grocery stores are all providing us with fall-flavored treats this season. The pumpkin spice craze seems to increase more and more each year, introducing new ways of incorporating pumpkin into already existing foods.

Below will include a comprehensive collection of some fall-flavored things you can try this autumn, only for a limited time of course. This list includes local and chain places.

  • Pumpkin Spice Latte and Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew from Starbucks.

  • Pumpkin and Creme Pie and Pumpkin Spice Latte from McDonald’s.

  • Caramel Apple Pie Blizzard and Pumpkin Pie Blizzard from Dairy Queen.

  • Autumn Squash Soup and Pumpkin Muffin from Panera.

  • Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Collection from Krispy Kreme. Includes the Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed Doughnut, Pumpkin Spice Cake Doughnut, Pumpkin Spice Original filled Cheesecake Doughnut and a new Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Roll Doughnut.

  • Pumpkin Spice Latte, A Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Latte and Pumpkin-flavored baked goods from Dunkin Donuts.

  • Pumpkin Bagel from Einstein Bros.

  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie from Crumbl. (Flavors vary each week)

  • Pumpkin Pie Concrete, Apple Pie Concrete and Apple Pie Sundae from Andy’s Frozen Custard.

  • Carrot Cake, Pumpkin Spice Latte and Chicken Pot Pie from Cracker Barrel.

  • Pumpkin Ale Beer from Bj’s Restaurant and Brewhouse.

  • Oktoberfest from ETX Brewery.

  • Pumpkin Spice Latte Porter and S'mores Stout from True Vine Brewing Company.

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake from Olive Garden.

  • Pumpkin Pie Gelato from Fresh by Brookshires.

  • Pumpkin-Spiced Cheesecake from Bryan’s Cheesecakes.

  • Roasted Garlic and Butternut Squash Bisque and Pumpkin Cheesecake from Roast Social Kitchen.

  • Pumpkin Pie Concrete from Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.

  • Trick or Treat Blasts from Sonic.

  • Southern Pecan Cheesecake and Harvest Pumpkin Cheesecake from Slim Chickens.

  • Pumpkin Spice Bubble Tea from Bobaloompia.

  • Pumpkin Spice Pancakes from IHOP.

  • Trick or Treat Kookie from Sister2Sister Cookies.

  • Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

  • The “Everything Fall” Cupcake from Smallcakes.

  • Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle, Oatmeal Apple Cinnamon and Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies from Nothing Vanilla Cookies.

This list doesn’t entail every place to get a seasonal item, but it can serve as a guide to finding your favorite autumn-themed menu item.

Grocery stores like Wal-Mart and Brookshires are also carrying limited-time items for people to purchase and try at home.

Some of those limited time items include: Pumpkin Poptarts, Little Debbie Pumpkin Rolls, Spiced Pumpkin Pie Clif Bars, Pumpkin Spice Oreos, Pumpkin Greek Yogurt, Pumpkin Spice Jello, Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal, Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese, Pumpkin Spice Coconut Milk, Pumpkin KitKats, Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, Pumpkin Spice Mini Wheats, Pumpkin Spice Twinkies, Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate, Pumpkin Spice Swirl Bread and many more.

The pumpkin list could go on and on, with new additions each year to well-known items. There’s even a pumpkin spiced sparkling cider and a pumpkin seasoning for meat. Is there such a thing as too much pumpkin? Are we overloading our pumpkin choices? Apparently not, with new pumpkin innovations each year.

Not sure if you like fall-flavored items? Head to one of the listed spots and give it a try! Who knows, you may come up with your own pumpkin recipe idea, as the possibilities are literally endless.

This year has been a strange one, to say the least, but it’s not stopping us from getting our fall-flavored fix.

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