Our theme for October is Fall Into Autumn! We’ll be bringing you everything from tasty treats for the season to décor ideas that will “leaf” you inspired to deck out your home in the colors of the season! We’re lucky to be in a four-season town, so we’re excited to “fall” in love with Autumn with you!
So … here’s the thing. It’s officially Fall, and that means pumpkin spice. We swear, these days the pumpkin spice invasion feels like a zombie apocalypse: from M&Ms and Oreos to hamburgers and kitty litter (no, we’re not kidding), it seems like the pumpkin spice trend is taking over America. Well we’ve had enough. Not to completely dismiss this favorite flavor for fall … We snag a pumpkin spice latte or two before the season ends. But there are SO many other fantastic fall flavors to try! Don’t believe us? Well here are FIVE!
Pumpkin spice is basically the new chai. Seriously, don’t you remember a few years ago when you could buy just about ANYTHING with chai flavoring? It’s time to take it old school and reinvest in this former fall fav! But don’t just cop out with a chai latte. Because it’s also time to kick the chai-craze up a notch. We’re talking chai chocolate, y’all: Dagoba Organic Chocolate
offers a chai chocolate bar that will seriously knock your socks off. We’re also talking Brown Butter Chai Spiced Snickerdoodles
. Is the name a little long? Yes. Is it worth it? … Oh, yeah.
Caramel is like your cool cousin. Salted Caramel is like your fancy aunt. We just discovered Ben & Jerry’s Salted Caramel Core ice cream, and we’d love to tell you how awesome it is but our mouths are still full. If you want something that’s healthy-but-still-decadent, try Fiber One’s Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bar. It’s new, and it’s delicious, and it’s only 150 calories, so take that, diet!
We know what you’re thinking … Pecan pie isn’t a flavor, it’s a food. Well, guess what? We don’t care. It’s still scrumptious, and it’s officially become one of our favorite Fall flavors. If you don’t believe us, then believe M&Ms. The Mars company has officially started rolling out Pecan Pie M&Ms
, and we’re so happy about it we could cry. But we’re going to hold back our tears … otherwise we might miss this delectable Pecan Pie Ravioli recipe
. The only problem we have with this tasty treat is it leaves us at a loss for what to have for dinner … maybe pumpkin pie?
So snickerdoodle itself is also not technically a flavor … but it’s recently taken on a life of its own as a flavor, so we’re going there! Check out General Mills Chex Mix Muddy Buddies, and jazz them up as muddy buddy snowballs
! Or try some Nestle Coffee-Mate’s snickerdoodle coffee creamer to perk up your morning. Braum’s Ice Cream
also has a snickerdoodle flavored treat.
… No, we’re skipping the pumpkin pie. Because this. This must happen. Break out the sweet potato fries. (Hint: Why not just head down to Beaver Street Brewery or Brews & Cues
for a delicious Bowl of Goodness?) A sweet potato latte
sounds like a sweet and savory alternative to a pumpkin spice latte. And let’s not forget the classic sweet potato casserole. But we also said we’re skipping the pumpkin pie, and here’s why: Sweet potato pie
. A southern staple, and a savory snack for fall! (PS: Do yourself a flavor-favor and check out the sweet potato grilled cheese sandwich recipe
we shared back in April!)
What are your favorite Fall flavors?