Against a backdrop of pink sunsets, leaves of brilliant colors decorate the ground as fall hits Austin. Everything on the streets is indeed becoming part of the new season, even those daily cravings.
Story by Laura Rivas
Illustrations by Diane Campos
Caramel on everything, maple madness and the pumpkin spice obsession have come to town and are here to stay for the season. What makes these flavors so unique to Autumn is their ability to showcase tradition and culture of these low-sun days.
Pumpkin spice is a simple combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger and of course, pumpkin. America’s pumpkin spice obsession seems to invade almost every aisle of the grocery store and the menu of most restaurants.There is an incredible and extensive variety of foods that are complemented by this particular flavor that is on the market each year, limited time only.
1. Buffalo Wild Wings Pumpkin Spice Chicken Wings
The BBQ Pumpkin Ale Sauce is a total game changer, it’s like Thanksgiving dinner and dessert in one bite. They started serving up these wings on Oct. 1, and like the fall in Texas, will be gone in a flash.
2. Three Lakes Winery Pumpkin Wine
The semi-sweet wine is made of pumpkins and pairs perfectly with a fall picnic. Made only with pie pumpkins, the wine is so popular they sell it year-round.
3. Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese
The rich creaminess of Philadelphia cream cheese with a twist. Cream cheese is not just for bagels, get creative with pairings such as a Hawaiian sweet roll. Experiment and see what you can spread it on!
4. Pumpkin Spice Cheerios
A limited edition, but timeless, flavor. It’s made from real pumpkin puree, with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. It’s the perfect way to warm up your mornings.
5. Godiva Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffle
Pumpkin spice ganache in a milk chocolate shell that melts when it touches the tongue. Perfect for any chocolate lover.
6. Planters Pumpkin Spice Almonds
American past time snack gets an upgrade PSL style. Nut fans, get ready for a remarkable punch of flavor.
7. Captain Morgan Pumpkin Spice Rum
Warm up with some holiday spirit! Jack O’Blast is a shot of pumpkin spice mixed with smooth rum. Pair with other fall flavors such as apple, orange or cranberry and get your drink on.
8 . RXBAR Pumpkin Spice Energy Bar
Get a taste of fall in the protein packed that would boost any Monday morning. As always, what you see is what you get, with no artificial flavors or ingredients.
9. Thomas Pumpkin Spice Bagels
Morning breakfast with dashes of pumpkin, cinnamon and lots of love. Pop in the toaster to brown like the fall leaves. Maybe even spread some pumpkin cream cheese on top and go crazy with pumpkin spice.
10. Silk Pumpkin Spice Almond Creamer
Coffee and dessert? Swirl it for a limited time. It’s also dairy free, so everyone can enjoy it!