The best (and strangest) pumpkin spice things you can actually buy this fall

It started with a simple espresso drink and now it's out of control. Dozens of pumpkin spice items you can buy at the store or online

October 8, 2019
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Pumpkin spice season is in full swing. It's officially fall, it's October, it's chilly out, it's football season, Halloween is approaching . . . . How many reasons do you need to order that PSL or any other product that's fine on its own but even finer with a dollop of pumpkin spice added to its flavor profile?

Most of us start with the obvious -- a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks is a great way to dip your toe in the pumpkin waters (hey, pumpkin water -- is that a thing? Maybe it should be!) But up and down the aisles of your favorite grocery store, or deep in the search results at Amazon.com, there are dozens -- if not hundreds -- of other products that capture the essence of autumn by going the pumpkin spice route.

If you can't get enough of it all, you need this comprehensive list from the Food Network: All of the Pumpkin Spice Products Available for 2019. You heard me. All of them. Or so they claim. This gallery is 71 pages long, which actually seems light to me, so you might well discover some newly released pumpkin spice gems that didn't make this list. Anyway.

Topping off the rundown are a bunch of Starbucks products, which are now available at retailers like Target, Walmart, Amazon, and your neighborhood grocery: Bottled Pumpkin Spice Latte, Pumpkin Spice Latte Creamer, Pumpkin Spice Cookie Straws, Starbucks Via Instant PSL, Pumpkin Spice Ground Coffee, and Pumpkin Spice Keurig K-Cups should scratch the itch.

Then things get a little weirder: Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, Pumpkin Spice Frosted Mini-Wheats, and Pumpkin Spice Life cereal. Bailey's Pumpkin Spice Liqueur. Pumpkin Spice Kit-Kats and Kind Bars. Pillsbury Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls. Blue Diamond Pumpkin Spiced Almonds. Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter? Yup. Pumpkin Spice Tea, Popping Corn, Pancake and Waffle Mix, Instant Oatmeal, English Muffins, and, to top almost any of these items, Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream.

Then I found another list, 64 Fall-Flavored Things You Can Eat Right Now. This list overlaps a little bit with the first one, but adds items like Swiss Miss Pumpkin Spice Cocoa, Philly Cream Cheese, Marshmallows, Milano Cookies, DQ Blizzard, Frosted Flakes, Bagels, Jell-O Pudding, Land-O-Lakes Butter, and some other non-pumpkin goodies like Pecan Pie M&Ms and Maple Jif Peanut Butter. There's also a fun video with this story that captures the wide variety of fall-flavored items you can track down out there.

Did I leave anything out? Probably, but these two lists are a pretty good start.

And here's a funny list, too: Pumpkin Spice Products That Don't Exist. (Or at least they didn't in 2014 when BuzzFeed posted it. Maybe they foreshadowed something.) Pumpkin Spice Crest Toothpaste? Skittles? Charmin? Pepto-Bismol? Trojan Condoms? Not real,

Not yet, anyway.

 

 

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