California's Pumpkin Spice Products That Are Anything But Basic

California's Pumpkin Spice Products That Are Anything But Basic

By California.com
September 07, 2020

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.

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies

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

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 you don't want to miss out on a box of these sweets. (Just don't be surprised if you're craving more.)

If you're in serious need of everything pumpkin spice from Trader Joe's, pick up some gluten-free pumpkin spice bagels, a pumpkin chai spice loaf, and pumpkin spice granola bark—these sweet treats are seriously irresistible.

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream 

Savor the delicious fall flavor of pumpkin spice latte or pumpkin pie ice cream.

Company: Dreyer’s

Price: $4

When it comes to ice cream, sampling flavors from California's best ice-cream brands is an absolute must. So, when pumpkin spice season starts, you know we'll be all over the spiced-up ice cream. To indulge in the ice cream of your autumn dreams, 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. If simplicity is more your style, the pumpkin pie ice cream is a fabulous mixture of pumpkin ice cream and crispy graham crackers. You'll be in seventh heaven after just one spoonful.

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

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

Company: Amoretti

Price: $16

Is a kitchen even fully stocked for fall if it's lacking the pumpkin spice syrup? We kow you need this spiced product in your life, so head to Amoretti to purchase autumnal syrups and whip up a blissful dessert. The pumpkin mania doesn't 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 syrups are made for drizzling in your freshly brewed cup of coffee or over homemade pumpkin cheesecake. You can also add a touch of fall to your baked goods, cinnamon ice cream, or cookie dough for a divine treat.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee

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

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 Almondmilk 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.

Pumpkin Spice Tea

Stay warm and cozy during autumn's chilly nights with a hot cup of 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 cup of pumpkin spice tea. 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—imagine a stack of pancakes with pumpkin spread along with a steaming mug of pumpkin spice tea (yum!). 

Pumpkin Spice Bread

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

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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