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California's Pumpkin Spice Products That Are Anything But Basic
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California's Pumpkin Spice Products That Are Anything But Basic

From coffees and teas to baked goods and ice cream, California's best pumpkin spice products are anything but basic.

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October 12, 2021

Everything's nice with a little pumpkin spice. The arrival of autumn means it's time to go all out because the pumpkin spice season is (finally) here. From lattes and teas to baked sweets and ice cream, there are numerous delectable pumpkin spice treats to savor this fall.

While embarking on an autumn road trip to see the Golden State’s fall foliage, preparing for a picturesque California picnic, or traversing SoCal’s scenic trails, make sure to pack your pumpkin spice delights. Here are California's best pumpkin spice products you'll need this season.

Pumpkin Spice Everything From The Golden State

Is there anything better than eating soft and chewy pumpkin spice cookies and drinking pumpkin spice tea?

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Company: Trader Joe’s
Price: $3

Take a bite out of a super-soft, chewy pumpkin spice cookie and appreciate the notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla—the perfect combination of fall-inspired flavors. These leaf-shaped shortbread cookies from Trader Joe's are coated with yogurt and sprinkles, so trust us when we say you don’t want to miss out. Just don’t be surprised if you end up craving pumpkin-spice-everything from now on.

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And while you’re at Trader Joe's, go full-in and pick up gluten-free pumpkin spice bagels, a pumpkin chai spice loaf, and pumpkin spice granola bark—these sweet treats are seriously irresistible.

Savor the delicious fall flavor of pumpkin spice latte or pumpkin pie ice cream; this is your new BFF whenever you're binge-watching Netflix shows.

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream 

Company: Dreyer’s
Price: $4

When it comes to ice cream, sampling flavors from California's best ice-cream brands is always a must. By the time pumpkin spice season rolls around, however, you know we’ll be all over the spiced-up ice cream; won’t you join us? To indulge in the ice cream of your wildest imagination, pick up Dreyer's pumpkin spice latte or pumpkin pie ice-cream flavors.

The pumpkin spice latte ice cream is a wonderful combination of your two favorite flavors—coffee ice cream swirled with pumpkin ice cream—and is just the treat you need this fall. The cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger really complement the coffee flavor, leaving you with the lingering taste of perfection.

Alternatively, if simplicity’s more your speed, the pumpkin pie ice cream is a fabulous mix of pumpkin ice cream and crispy graham crackers. Seventh heaven after just one spoonful guaranteed.

Indulge in the heavenly pumpkin spice syrup, which is perfect for desserts or your morning cup of joe. Photo courtesy of Amoretti.

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Company: Amoretti
Price: $16

Is a kitchen even fully stocked for fall if it's lacking the pumpkin spice syrup? We know you need this fall essential in your life, so head to Amoretti to purchase spiced syrups and whip up a blissful dessert. Your inner sweet tooth will be eternally grateful.

The pumpkin mania doesn't need to stop at Premium Pumpkin Spice Syrup, either—be bold and try the Crema Di Pumpkin Pie Syrup and the Pumpkin Pie Syrup.

Featuring a sophisticated and complex take on the traditional pumpkin spices, these top-notch products are made for drizzling in your freshly brewed cup of coffee. You can also add a touch of fall to your baked goods, cinnamon ice cream, or cookie dough for a divine treat.

Wake up refreshed and rejuvenated after a lovely pumpkin spice latte cold brew coffee with almond milk. Photo courtesy of Califia Farms.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee

Company: Califia Farms 
Price: $6

Producing delicious, plant-based products, Califia Farms' autumn collection of cold-brew coffee, creamers, and half-and-half will have you fallin' hard for the season of crunchy leaves and cozy nights in. The Pumpkin Spice Latte Cold Brew Coffee with Almond Milk is made with 100-percent Direct Trade coffee, real pumpkin puree, and spices. It's a lovely way to healthily indulge in a sweet, seasonal coffee drink without needing to worry about dairy, sugar, and calories.

Prefer your coffee black? Top it off with the Pumpkin Spice Creamer or Maple Caramel Almondmilk Creamer. If you aren't a coffee addict already, these fall-themed creamers will transform your life.

Stay warm and cozy during autumn's chilly nights with a hot cup of pumpkin spice tea and a fuzzy blanket to snuggle by the fireplace.

Pumpkin Spice Tea

Company: The Republic of Tea
Price: $12.50

With over 300 varieties of teas, The Republic of Tea has what you need to warm up on a chilly autumn evening, especially if your ideal Friday night consists of sitting on the couch with an intellectually stimulating novel and a hot drink. Pick up a tin of Pumpkin Spice Black Tea Bags or Organic Golden Pumpkin Tea Bags.

Is there a better combination than black tea and fall spices? We think not, but we know how to make it even better: The Pumpkin Spice Honey Cream will leave you speechless. This artisan-crafted honey spread is not only perfect in tea, but also on toast, apples, ice cream, nuts, and pancakes. Just picture a stack of pancakes with pumpkin spread along with a steaming mug of pumpkin spice tea (yum!). 

Treat yourself to this delectable pumpkin bread with cream cheese icing. Photo courtesy of Noe Valley Bakery.

Pumpkin Spice Bread

Company: Noe Valley Bakery
Price: $7

Leave the diet behind; you won't regret a slice of baked goodness from Noe Valley Bakery. This season, the bakery offers an exceptional pumpkin bread loaf with a cream cheese topping. The decadent icing will leave you drooling (and it's just too easy to eat the entire loaf yourself).

This is the perfect bakery to order other gourmet goods for your next gathering, too. Order anything from the Ginger, Pumpkin, and Spice Collection, and you'll turn into the hostess with the mostess. Bite into a pumpkin muffin or nibble on a pumpkin spice cookie as you sip pumpkin spice tea or pumpkin spice cold brew coffee. Or, if you're feeling indulgent, order the pumpkin cheesecake and gingerbread scone with Meyer lemon glaze.

Now that the long-awaited and anticipated pumpkin picking season is finally here, consider exploring gourd-geous pumpkin patches in the Bay Area to pick up the perfect pumpkin. 

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Channel the flannel. Stressed, blessed, pumpkin obsessed. If you don't like fall, you can leaf us alone.

Pumpkin Smash Classic 

Company: Jamba Juice 
Price: $4.79

A fabulous drink for the cozy fall season, Jamba Juice's pumpkin smash classic is the smoothie of your dreams. Consisting of two-percent milk, a couple scoops of sweetened frozen yogurt, and a secret blend of fall flavor, this pumpkin spice product is a fan-favorite at Jamba Juice; have you tried it yet?

If you want to opt for the healthier alternative, choose the equally delicious plant-based pumpkin smash—all things frozen, all things fat-free.

We don’t care what the problem is, pumpkin pie is the solution. A bad day eating pumpkin pie is always better than a good day without it.

Pumpkin Pie 

Company: Yogurtland 
Price: $0.29 an ounce

Packed with all the delicious things you've come to expect from fall, Yogurtland's Pumpkin Pie flavor has so much to give thanks for in every spoonful. Dip your spoon into the creamy, spiced comforts of home with this non-fat and gluten-free delight; comfort food has never been this healthy. If you get this pumpkin-spiced treat to-go, it’ll make for the ideal companion to a Thanksgiving movie binge, surrounded by the family you love and the flavors you’ve come to cherish.

Cookies in the morning, cookies late at night. Cookies all day, take another bite. Add a little pumpkin spice, and it's all nice!

Pumpkin Spice Cookie Jars 

Company: Rustic Bakery
Price: $18

Think of all the things that make Autumn the best season—gorgeous foliage, festive traditions, the irresistible feel of the wind in the air. All of these and more you can find (or rather taste) in Rustic Bakery's Pumpkin Spice Cookie Jar. With a generous amount of pumpkin spice cookies and a gift tag to write a note on, these jars will quickly become an essential in your home.

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