Six of the best pumpkin-flavored options to sip and snack on this fall.
It’s the time of year when pumpkin-spice lattes flow like water through the bodies of Seattleites.
There are a multitude of other pumpkin-flavored treats, though, just as worthy of your snack break. Here are five that rise above the mass of products on the market.
Ellenos Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt ($6 at Whole Foods). The local yogurt maker’s magical formula is made even more amazing with the addition of layers of real pumpkin-pie filling and graham cracker crumbles. Is it better than the real thing? Serve it after Thanksgiving dinner and see if there are any complaints.
Two Beers Brewing Co. Pumpkin Spice Ale ($5 at QFC). The local brewery’s crisp, spicy ale has just the right amount of cinnamon, clove, ginger and natural pumpkin flavor. The firm may now be in a partnership with a French co-op, but this beer is as American as apple, er, pumpkin pie.
David’s Tea Pumpkin Chai ($8 at davidstea.com). Had one too many PSLs? Opt for this sweet black tea (it includes caramel and pumpkin candies) spiced with cinnamon and cloves.
Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Mochi Ice Cream ($3.49). TJs is a one-stop shop for all things pumpkin, but these treats stand out. They’re both weird and awesome, and push the boundaries of how far our pumpkin obsession can go.
Fresh Origins Pumpkin Spice Fruit Crystals ($9 at Marx Foods, lower Queen Anne). Add pumpkin-spice flavor your way with these ingenious brown-sugar crystals infused with pumpkin and spices. Use the California-made garnish on ice cream, cheesecake or holiday cookies. Or grind them up to add to the rim of a glass or sprinkle on, yes, your pumpkin-spice latte.
KuKuRuZa Pumpkin Spice Pecan (starting at $5). Welcome guests to a party, or just snuggle up in front of the fire, with a tasty treat from the local popcorn company. Ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves coat fluffy popcorn pieces, which are then tossed with pumpkin seeds and whole pecans.