10 Things to Buy Right Now If You're Pumpkin Obsessed
If you just can't get enough of fall's most delectable fruit.
Fall is upon us, and if you’re a pumpkin lover, then this is probably your favorite time of year. Pumpkin-flavored drinks, foods, candles — it’s all showing up on the shelves of your favorite shops, and you may just want to buy it all.
But we’ve done all the research for you and picked out 10 of the must-have fall items for pumpkin lovers. Here are our favorites:
1: Pumpkin Spice Latte
Enjoying the #1 spot in our unofficial pumpkin-lovers poll, the Pumpkin Spice Latte (or PSL for hardcore devotees) has been building a dedicated fan club for the past 13 years. Taste this drink and you will immediately think of crisp, fall days.
2: Pumpkin Spice Fettuccini
Pasta lovers will wonder where pumpkin fettuccini has been all their lives once they get a taste. This savory pasta would make a delicious addition to any fall table and would pair well with a brown butter sauce and some fresh herbs.
3: Pumpkin Spice Cheerios
Don’t be afraid to embrace your pumpkin love, even first thing in the morning. You can jump-start your day with some Pumpkin Spice Cheerios. While regular milk works, these would also be delicious with coconut milk or almond milk.
4: Pumpkin Cupcake Mist
What could be better than eating or drinking something pumpkin flavored? Smelling like a pumpkin, especially if it’s a pumpkin mixed with cupcakes. This fine mist from Bath & Body Works is part of their seasonal fragrance collection, so if this scent doesn’t float your boat, there are several other fall-inspired options to choose from.
5: 12-Piece Pumpkin-Carving Kit
If you’re someone who takes your pumpkin carving very seriously, it might be time to invest in your own pumpkin-carving tool kit. This 12-piece set from Lowe’s includes a bunch of pumpkin templates, as well as a cordless cutter that works on two speeds.
6: Samual Adams Fat Jack Pumpkin Beer
Each barrel of Fat Jack beer includes more than 28 pounds of pumpkin. The beer also includes notes of classic pumpkin pie spices such as nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon. This would pair perfectly with a rustic fall meal or with savory appetizers on a crisp game day.
7: Pumpkin Butter
As a hardcore cookie butter fan, I’m anxious to try Trader Joe’s new seasonal pumpkin butter. While there's no actual butter in this tasty treat, you can use it to top off ice cream, put on toast or even include it in your daily smoothie. Or, as I often do with cookie butter, simply eat it out of the jar with a spoon.
8: Pumpkin-Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
Trader Joe’s really goes all in when it comes to their seasonal embrace of pumpkin, so these pumpkin-spiced pumpkin seeds fit right into the mix. Rather than the traditional salty pumpkin seeds, these seeds are given the sweet treatment with a butter/sugar/toffee glaze that includes cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. They’re the ultimate fall sweet and salty snack to have on hand.
9: Pumpkin Spice Brulee Oolong Tea
If you prefer tea to coffee, you can still get in on the pumpkin action with Teavana’s latest seasonal offering. This pumpkin spice brulee tea is a blend of pumpkin, vanilla, cocoa, caramel and toasty cinnamon ginger spice, which sounds like the perfect start to a cool, fall morning.
10: Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows
These pumpkin spice marshmallows are the perfect choice for a fall-inspired s’mores party. They would also be great to use for a variation on traditional crisp rice treats or in a big mug of hot cocoa.