Pumpkin Perfection

Olivia Skiljan, Staff Writer

As Halloween approaches, it’s time to bring out all the pumpkin traditions. From pie and coffee to smoothies and popcorn, pumpkin flavors are all around.

Traditional pumpkin foods will always be present at fall gatherings and big events. Pumpkin pie, coffee and bread are some of these favorites, but it’s usually the less well-known snacks that get a little more unique.

Smoothie King’s Pumpkin Delight smoothie is new this year and has many hooked. Made with organic pumpkin, vanilla yogurt and protein and spice blends, it is a healthy drink for pumpkin lovers.

Another unusual pumpkin treat is pumpkin spice caramel corn. Pumpkin flavoring coating the caramel corn makes this dessert perfect for all pumpkin and popcorn lovers. Another plus: this item is easy to find! Just take a trip to your nearest grocery store.

To the excitement of many coffee addicts, pumpkin flavored coffee is back in stores. Starbucks’s iced espresso pumpkin spice latte has coffee drinkers making time for early morning stops. The drink has been a hit since the first time Starbucks introduced it in 2015. With its traditional mix of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, it gives a warm fall feeling.

Along with all of these different treats, we can’t forget about the original pumpkin foods. Pumpkin flavored donuts are sold in local grocery stores everywhere and in franchises like Dunkin’. Pumpkin muffins, whether homemade or picked up from a store, give your house the warm, cozy feeling that fall needs. Pumpkin flavored cereals, bagels and pies have also hit the shelves.

Pumpkin-flavored foods won’t be here forever, so be sure to stock up on all of your favorite treats and make this fall your pumpkin perfection.