Fall is officially here. The air is getting crisp, the leaves are turning orange, and the flavor of pumpkin spice is filling the shelves of every market. Now that pumpkin spice season is here, it’s time for us to find out what are the most wow-worthy pumpkin spice products of 2021. Here are the pumpkin products people are obsessing over, available online or in a store near you! Would you try all of these?
Why is everyone obsessed with pumpkin spice-flavored things?
The first sign of autumn approaching is when you start to hear about pumpkin spice products returning. Pumpkin spice is not only the most delicious and popular flavor of fall, but it also has a cult following that rivals any other food trend out there.
The reason why everyone loves pumpkin spice so much is that it reminds them of the cozy fall days and all the good things that come with it. It makes them happy and satisfied after every sip or bite. It’s a marker that the holidays are going to be right around the corner, and that fills them with nostalgia and joy.
Pumpkin pie, being a traditional dessert for Thanksgiving in the U.S., is associated with this time of year. It’s no coincidence that pumpkin spice-flavored products are at their peak during the fall season. Coffee, cereal, ice cream, yogurt, donuts, cookies: it seems like everywhere you look there’s something with a hint of pumpkin flavor to it. Pumpkin spice is so popular because we can’t get enough of its perfect mix of flavors: spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Pair it with a product you already like (such as a latte or breakfast cereal) and it seems to take it to the next level!
What are the Best Pumpkin Spice Products of 2021?
Here are some of the best pumpkin spice products that are already available or will be coming out soon. Be warned, some of these flavored items may be a little strange.
1. Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte
The classic and perhaps original inspiration for all pumpkin spice-flavored things is the Starbucks PSL. Get it hot, get it iced, or get it as a frap. Add whipped cream to the top to indulge even more. If Starbucks isn’t your favorite coffee spot, you can find pumpkin spiced lattes at pretty much every large coffee chain during the fall!
2. Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Almond Beverage
If you’re dairy-free and still want to partake in pumpkin spice season, Trader Joe’s has your back. Find this pumpkin spice-flavored almond beverage on their shelves during the fall months. Add it to your coffee for your own homemade PSL or drink it by itself! It’s silky, a little sweet, and a little spicy, in all the best ways. Find it at a Trader Joe’s near you.
3. Flipz Pumpkin Spice Pretzels
For the fans of sweet and salty flavors, you’ve got to try these pumpkin spice pretzels. This festive snack is addictively yummy and once you try them, you’ll wish they carried it all year round. Find these at Walmart, Target, or other grocery stores on the snack aisle.
4. Blue Diamond Almonds Pumpkin Spice
If you want your pumpkin spice flavor subtle and also want to make healthier snacking choices, these almonds will certainly do the trick! These seasonal nuts haven’t hit the shelves just yet, but when they do you can find them at just about any major grocery store or online on Amazon. Opt for the 2-pack, because it’s so delicious you may finish the whole can in one sitting.
5. Dreyer’s Slow Churned Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
Though your spirit may be ready for cozy scarves and sweaters, the weather may say otherwise, especially in Southern California. To get a taste of fall and stay cool during those heat-wave days, a scoop of Dreyer’s pumpkin pie ice cream is the perfect solution! With little bits of graham cracker churned in, you’ll find the flavor refreshing and delicious. This special flavor should be stocked in the freezer section soon.
6. Pumpkin Spice Cheerios
Put some pumpkin spice in your breakfast with this delicious twist on everyone’s favorite cereal! Best of all, just like always, Cheerios are gluten-free. Each little bite is packed with cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. It’s a great pantry staple for this pumpkin spice season! Find it wherever you buy cereal for a limited time.
7. Bigelow Pumpkin Spice Tea
Get cozy with a cup of Bigelow pumpkin spice tea! If you aren’t a fan of coffee, this tea gives you all of the PSL fun with none of that coffee bitterness. You can enjoy this treat hot or cold and it’s perfect for a cool fall day. It tastes good, smells great, and offers a healthy alternative to the more sugary pumpkin drinks. Find it at grocery stores, superstores, or on Amazon.
8. Pumpkin Spice K-Cups
Pumpkin spice coffee made freshly from the comfort of your own home. This is the most innovative way to get your pumpkin spice fix without even leaving your couch or spending too much at the coffee shop. These are specially designed coffee pods that are compatible with Keurigs, meaning they are easy to order online and you can have them delivered straight to your doorstep with just a few clicks.
9. Noosa Pumpkin Yoghurt
Another breakfast option for the pumpkin spice season! This delectable pumpkin yogurt from Noosa is perfect for those mornings when pumpkin muffins, waffles, or pancakes just won’t cut it. Creamy and spicy-sweet, you can find this in most grocery stores.
10. Jamba Juice Pumpkin Smash Classic
Jamba is bringing back its fan-favorite Pumpkin Smash Smoothie. Get it the classic way or plant-based depending on your preference! Smoothies may say “summer” but one sip of this flavor from Jamba and you’ll be feeling like it’s fall. Plus, it’s packed with fruits and veggies- yum! Stop by Jamba Juice to grab this while it’s still in season.
11. Quest Pumpkin Pie Protein Bars
Now, this is an interesting twist. Quest’s latest limited-edition flavor — Pumpkin Pie — is sure to become your new favorite pre- or post-workout treat. They taste just like traditional pumpkin pie but with a fraction of the calories and sugar, so you can snack without feeling bad. These bars can be found in the health food aisle with other nutrition bars or at stores like The Vitamin Shoppe.
12. Bud Light Seltzer Fall Flannel Variety Pack
Yes, it’s true- even alcohol cannot escape pumpkin spice season. Pumpkin spice Bud Light, anyone? In this “fall flannel” variety pack, you will find 12 slim cans filled with bubbly spiked seltzers flavored like Pumpkin Spice, Apple Crisp, Toasted Marshmallow, and Apple Pear. Sounds interesting… would you try it? Find it wherever you can buy beer. Must be 21 or older to purchase in the U.S.
13. Greenies Pumpkin Spice Dental Dog Treats
Even pups want in on the pumpkin fun. These treats will freshen your dog’s breath, help fight tartar, and get them in on the festive pumpkin spice craze. Do you think your pet would enjoy this flavor? You can buy a pack online or in select pet stores!
14. Native Pumpkin Spice Latte Deodorant
Pumpkin spice… pits? That’s interesting! Native brand deodorant has this seasonal scent so you can smell like a delightful fall latte instead of… well, you know. Free of parabens, phthalates, and aluminum, this deodorant turns one of your daily grooming tasks into an autumnal celebration. Would you want to use this deodorant?
15. Nissin Cup Noodles Pumpkin Spice Blend
Now this one is REALLY out there. Nissin, who makes the college-favorite Cup Noodles in styrofoam, promises their unique noodles are “the perfect blend of sweet, savory, and spiced.” Just add hot water and try this fall-inspired ramen. Would you be brave enough to eat this?
Do any of these pumpkin-spiced goodies sound like something you’ll try this season? Which of these do you think are a “miss” rather than a “hit?” Let us know all your thoughts in the comments.
Want to get more content like this delivered directly to your inbox?
Of course, you do!
Enter your email address below to stay in the know.