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While it might not feel like fall quite yet, the return of pumpkin spice lattes at coffee shops and pumpkin-flavored foods at the grocery store are both delicious signals that cooler days are coming. If fall were a flavor, it would definitely be pumpkin spice, and many major food brands have leaned into the trend. Creating pumpkin-flavored twists on their classic offerings, the brands have made it their purpose to give the pumpkin-loving masses what they want. And, the fact that many of these offerings are only available for a limited time adds to their appeal.
If you’re wondering what kind of pumpkin-flavored goodness awaits at the grocery store, you’ve come to the right place. From pumpkin spice cookie dough to pumpkin spice popcorn, you’ll be amazed at how many different snacks, desserts and drinks there are. Here are our top 20 pumpkin-flavored grocery picks for 2023.
1. Halo Top Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
This limited-edition ice cream flavor has pieces of pie crust mixed in to give you the pumpkin pie experience with fewer calories (just 360 calories in a pint!) and a boost of protein. You can find it in the freezer aisle through November.
2. Frosted Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts
This portable pumpkin pie pastry (say that five times fast) has notes of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. It’s finished with a sweet frosting and crunchy fall-colored sprinkles and can be enjoyed warmed, chilled or straight out of the pouch.
3. Noosa Pumpkin Yoghurt
Pumpkin pie, but make it yogurt! Noosa’s twist on a favorite fall dessert features a spiced pumpkin puree that you can swirl together with their creamy whole milk yogurt. It’s available as an 8-ounce tub and as a 4-pack of 4-ounce cups.
4. Nestle Toll House Pumpkin Spice Cookie Dough
This fan-favorite pumpkin spice-flavored cookie dough is dotted with white chocolate chip morsels and comes ready to bake. Just break the dough balls apart, pop them on a baking sheet and put them into a 350°F oven.
5. Starbucks Pumpkin Spice K-Cups
This year is the 20th anniversary of the iconic Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, and if you’re looking to enjoy a PSL in the comfort of your home, you can do so with the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice K-Cup pack. Filled with notes of pumpkin and sweet spice, you’ll want to sip on this coffee long after the season is gone. Prefer something a little different? Starbucks lovers can add a splash of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer in their morning cup or add the Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Concentrate into a glass with ice and water.
6. Walmart’s Great Value Pumpkin Spice Pancake & Waffle Mix
If you’re looking to fill your cart with all things pumpkin-flavored, Walmart has you covered with a number of items from their in-house Great Value brand. There’s the Great Value Pumpkin Butter (perfect for spreading on toast or drizzling over ice cream), the Marketside Iced Pumpkin Sliced Loaf Cake, Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal, Pumpkin Spice Pancake and Waffle Mix and so much more.
7. Jet-Puffed Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows
These pumpkin-shaped marshmallows make an adorable addition to all of your cozy fall beverages. You can also turn them into autumnal s’mores or eat them straight from the bag and enjoy their sweet pumpkin-y flavor.
8. Purely Elizabeth Pumpkin Cinnamon Ancient Grain Granola
This salty-sweet, vegan, gluten-free granola is a great way to start your day. It’s made with pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, ancient grains, seeds, coconut oil and coconut sugar for a touch of sweetness.
9. Jelly Belly Pumpkin Pie Jelly Beans
Pumpkin pie gets the candy treatment in these seasonal Jelly Belly jelly beans. They’re a fun orange color and the packaging is covered in pumpkin pie illustrations, so there’s no question about the flavor.
10. Marie Callender’s Pumpkin Pie
This ready-to-bake pumpkin pie couldn’t be easier to make. Just pop it in the oven, bake and serve with whipped cream. It’s sold frozen, so you can keep a few boxes in the freezer so you’re always pumpkin-pie ready.
11. Diamond Pumpkin Pie Spice Walnuts
Spice up your fall charcuterie boards with these sweet and crunchy snack nuts. Not into charcuterie boards? Don’t worry, you can also snack on these while you shop the aisles for fall decor or hike through the fall forest.
12. Pumpkin Spice Oreos
The classic Oreo cookie gets a fall makeover with the return of the popular Pumpkin Spice Oreos. These seasonal fan-favorite Oreos featured a pumpkin-spice filling sandwiched between two golden vanilla cookies. They’re back for a limited time, so if you see them grab them!
13. RXBAR Pumpkin Spice Protein Bar
RXBAR prides itself on delivering “simple ingredients” with “no B.S.” added, and this pumpkin spice protein bar is no different. Each bar has 12 grams of protein and has a short ingredients list that includes cinnamon, pumpkin and cloves.
14. Swiss Miss Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa Mix
Cooler days call for warm, cozy drinks, and Swiss Miss is serving up a pumpkin spice twist on their classic hot cocoa. You can pick up a box of powdered mix portioned into single-serve envelopes or K-Cups.
15. Thomas’ Pumpkin Spice English Muffins
The company behind the popular English muffins with “Nooks & Crannies” is bringing back its seasonal Pumpkin Spice English Muffins for all your fall breakfast needs. Not an English muffin type of person? Their Pumpkin Spice Bagels and Pumpkin Spice Swirl Bread — both made with pumpkin puree — will also be on shelves, too.
16. GoodPop Pumpkin Spice Latte Dessert Bars
Creamy, indulgent and dairy-free, these oat milk-based frozen treats have just 60 calories a pop. You can pick these up on the GoodPop website or at Whole Foods.
17. Trader Joe’s Apple & Pumpkin Hand Pies
The popular Apple & Pumpkin Hand Pies at Trader Joe’s have become a fan-favorite for good reason. Made with a mix of pumpkin purée, cream, apples and zesty pumpkin pie spice, you’ll want to eat these all season long.
18. Sanders Milk Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Sea Salt Caramels
Pumpkin spice-flavored caramel, milk chocolate and sea salt come together to create a craveable confection. These Sanders caramels will be available at select retailers nationwide starting in September.
19. Member’s Mark Pumpkin Spice Empanadas
Sure to be a staple this fall, the Member’s Mark Pumpkin Spice Empanadas are a brand new addition to the Sam’s Club lineup. Made with real pumpkin and cream cheese, these pie-like bites are a quick and delicious treat perfect for any time of the day.
20. Major’s Project Pop Pumpkin Spice Organic Kettle Corn
Another seasonal fan-favorite making a return for the fall, this small-batch pumpkin spice popcorn makes a great snack. Inspired by the PSL, this limited-edition popcorn includes the brand’s organic non-GMO popcorn with notes of pumpkin, clove, cinnamon and ginger that are sure to get your taste buds dancing.