Every autumn, the distinctive aroma of pumpkin spice fills the air, as an array of fall-themed food items are unleashed to transition our taste buds into a new and vibrant season. From pumpkin spice Spam (yes, you read that right) to Greek yogurt and Pop Tarts, check out the latest (and strangest) pumpkin confections to come out this year.
Pumpkin Spice Spam
Easily the strangest addition to the pumpkin spice “family” this year, Spam has overshadowed all the competition by releasing this rather … intriguing amalgamation. Even more surprising is the fact that, in the U.S., it sold out at Walmart locations in a mere seven hours as consumers jumped on the bandwagon to snap up their own can of the limited edition item. It remains to be seen whether Canadians will fully embrace it, but if you’re still a little uncertain, you could always try one of these perfect pumpkin desserts instead.
Kit Kat Pumpkin Pie
It’s entirely up to you as to whether or not you want to hand out these Kit Kat treats for Halloween or squirrel them away for yourself, but keep in mind that they’re limited editions so it’s OK to be a little bit selfish. They’ll also pair perfectly with these pumpkin spice recipes.
Peanut Butter & Co. Pumpkin Spice
Peanut butter lovers, rejoice! This creamy treat perfectly blends the flavours of peanut butter with pumpkin spice. It’ll also add a great zing of flavour if you happen to be whipping up a batch of peanut butter cookies.
Kellogg's Frosted Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts
Ah, Pop Tarts, the dessert of choice for any kid growing up in the 1990s. This blast from the past is given a pumpkin spice twist that is sure to please hardcore loyalists to the sugary-sweet pastry. If you’re looking for something a little different, try one of these pumpkin dishes that aren’t dessert.
365 Everyday Value Pumpkin Spice Latte Popcorn
When you curl up on the couch to watch a spooky movie this autumn, fill a bowl of this limited edition popcorn from this bestseller from Whole Foods Market. It’s one of the few occasions where you can enjoy a pumpkin spiced food with an added crunch.
Kellogg's Pumpkin Spice Mini-Wheats
This breakfast staple gets a pumpkin spice update with this limited edition frosted cereal that you can grab at your local grocery store. You can also whip up these fall desserts that can totally double as breakfast.
Pumpkin Spice Cheerios
Revisit your childhood by trying out this autumn twist on everyone’s favourite breakfast cereal. Cheerios ups their game with this pumpkin spice-infused morning treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Cookie Straws
An autumn-themed addition to Starbucks’ line of cookie straws is back by popular demand. This pumpkin spice version features rolled wafers, white chocolate filling and the scrumptious flavours of fall. They’re so beloved, in fact, that you can even order a slew of them online in case your local venue is out of stock. You can even use it as a final flourish to your own homemade classic pumpkin spice latte.