Much Ado About Pumpkins

Hannah Petrosky, Reporter

Pumpkin Spice- you can’t avoid it in the fall. Every brand tries to mix a little spice into their recipe. Store shelves, coffee shops, and restaurants have been taken over by pumpkin spice ever since the beginning of the season. Seasonal pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin cookies, and more have been pushed in advertisements the closer it gets to Halloween. Getting sick of the word “pumpkin” yet? Luckily, there are many non-pumpkin treats available for non-pumpkin eaters.


  • Starbucks’ Salted Caramel Mocha

Not only does Starbucks offer their seasonal Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but they also offer a Salted Caramel Mocha. This beverage is made with toffee nut syrup, milk, espresso, and mocha sauce. The Salted Caramel Mocha is $4.95 for a grande, or medium. (“Today”)

  • Dunkin’ Donuts’ Maple Pecan Coffee

Starbuck isn’t the only coffee shop in town offering new fall drinks. Dunkin’ Donuts’ new Maple Pecan Coffee is comparable to pecan pie, and the drink comes iced or hot upon request. The Maple Pecan Coffee is $3.19 for a medium latte version. (“Today”)


  • General Mills’ Apple Cinnamon Toast Crunch

General Mills’ new cereal debuted in 2017 and have stayed in stores due to their popularity. The cereal costs around $3.00 for 314 grams and is made with real apples. (“Brit + Co”)

  • Frosted Caramel Apple Pop-Tarts

Pop-Tarts added a frosted caramel apple flavor to their fall seasonal line-up. The new pop-tarts are approximately $4.00 for a box of twelve, and are an easy grab-and-go food. (“Brit + Co”)


  • Enjoy Life Caramel Apple Baked Chewy Bars

New Caramel Apple Baked Chewy Bars by Enjoy Life are dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free. These snack bars cost around $5.00 for a pack of five bars. (“Brit + Co”)

  • FAGE Crossovers’ Maple Syrup Low-Fat Greek Yogurt

FAGE Crossovers’ Maple Syrup Low-Fat Greek Yogurt containers are half maple Greek yogurt and half granola. The container is designed so that the customer can flip the granola into the yogurt to get as much or as little as they like. The price on the yogurts do vary depending on the quantity purchased. (“Brit + Co”)


  • 365’s Apple Cinnamon Animal Cookies

365’s spiced up their normal animal cookies by adding a little apple cinnamon to the recipe. The new cookies cost around $4.00 for a bag of 454 grams in stores. (“Brit + Co”)

  • Talenti’s Caramel Apple Pie Gelato

Talenti’s new Caramel Apple Pie Gelato contains apples, caramel syrup, and pie crust. The prices for the gelato may vary. (“Brit + Co”)

  • Dreyer’s Vermont Maple Syrup Ice Cream

Dreyer’s new slow turned Vermont Maple Syrup Ice Cream is made with, maple toffee chunks, and Vermont maple syrup. The cost of this fall seasoned ice cream varies. (“Brit + Co”)


  • Lake Champlain Chocolates’ Caramel Maple Dark Chocolate Bar

This new chocolate bar is a sep up from the normal caramel chocolate bar. The price of this maple chocolate bar is roughly $4.00 for a 3.25 ounce bar. (“Brit + Co”)

  • Chuao Chocolatier’s Caramel Apple Crush Chocolate Bar

Chuao Chocolatier’s new Caramel Apple Crush Chocolate Bar is a mixture of caramel, tart green apple flavoring, and milk chocolate. The chocolate bar costs about $5.00 for a 2.8 ounce bar. (“Brit + Co”)

  • Twizzlers’ Caramel Apple Filled Twists

This twist on the original Twizzler features a green apple exterior, which encases a caramel interior. The seasonal Twizzlers cost approximately $3.00 for a pack. The Caramel Apple Filled Twists are also low-fat. (“Brit + Co”)