PBfit Pumpkin Spice All-Natural Peanut Butter Powder
Amazon

Pumpkin Spice-Flavored Products You'll Want to Try — and Which Ones to Skip

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PBfit Pumpkin Spice All-Natural Peanut Butter Powder
Amazon

Pumpkin Overload

Many people enjoy a pumpkin spice latte in a toast to autumn, and pumpkin pie is certainly a seasonal delight. Not long ago, those two things pretty much made up the whole pumpkin spectrum for most of us. Not so anymore — pumpkin has been added to a litany of snack foods, dog treats, and even self-care products. Read on for the pumpkin products we're psyched to try, and those we're going to take a pass on — including a new pumpkin hard seltzer (er, thanks?) from Bud Light. 


Prices and availability are subject to change. Some items may be available only in-store seasonally or from third-party sellers on Amazon.


Kris Scott contributed to this story.


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BudLightPumpkinSpice
Anheuser-Busch

Skip: Bud Light Seltzer Pumpkin Spice

Ever wondered what pumpkin spice would do for booze? As of Sept. 6, you'll be able to find out. That's when Bud Light will introduce its new pumpkin spice-flavored hard seltzer. The beverage will be sold as part of a 12-can "Fall Flannel" pack that also includes flavors like apple crisp,  maple pear, and toasted marshmallow. The limited-edition beverages will be available through the end of October. 


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grands
General Mills
Cup of Noodles Pumpkin Spice Flavor
Nissin Foods via PR Newswire

Skip: Cup of Noodles Pumpkin Spice Flavor

While this one doesn't hit the shelves at Walmart until October, we're already pretty sure we're skipping it. Nissin Foods says Cup Noodles Pumpkin Spice is "the perfect blend of sweet, savory and spiced. These saucy noodles are ready with just a splash of water and four minutes in the microwave. For the full pumpkin spice experience, top it with whipped cream for the quickest, tastiest and most outlandish pumpkin spice in-a-cup experience you never knew you needed." Which, honestly, sounds pretty disgusting.

Harry & David Pumpkin Pecan Butter
Harry & David

Try: Harry & David Pumpkin Pecan Butter

$9 from Harry & David
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Apple butter is a country favorite found in many regions. Pumpkin butter, not as much. But thanks to Harry & David, the blend of real pumpkin, pecans, sugar, and spices can be had anywhere, any time. Pass the English muffin.

Special K Pumpkin Spice Crunch Cereal
Target
Spiced Pumpkin Pie ClifBar Energy Bar
Walmart

Try: Spiced Pumpkin Pie ClifBar Energy Bar

$11 from Walmart
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Reviewers tend to be pretty pleased by the flavor and natural ingredients of this bar, so if you're looking for a pumpkin-spice something to fuel your weekend hiking or biking sessions, this one isn't a bad option. 


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Philosophy Pumpkin Icing Shower Gel
Macy's

Try: Philosophy Pumpkin Icing Shower Gel

$20 from Macy's
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"What's a shower without a little pumpkin?"... said no one, ever. But if lathering up with pumpkins sounds appealing, then philosophy's Pumpkin Icing Shower Gel may be your go-to autumn product. Bonus? The brand's 3-in-1 formulas are said to work equally well as shower gel, bubble bath, or shampoo.


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Hostess Twinkies Pumpkin Spice Twinkies
Target
Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread
Walmart

Try: Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread

$3 from Walmart
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If opting for the scallion cream cheese instead of the classic schmear on your bagel is your idea of mixing it up, then Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread may just blow your mind. But it's apparently pretty popular, so who are we to judge?


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Creative Snack Co. Pumpkin Spice Yogurt Pretzels
Amazon

Try: Creative Snack Co. Pumpkin Spice Yogurt Pretzels

$17 from Amazon
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You might have to take a moment to reach the classic pretzel taste if you bite into Creative Snack Co.'s limited-edition Pumpkin Spice Yogurt Pretzels. But for those who like their classic snacks with an autumn twist, this just might do the trick.

Cucina Antica Tuscany Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
Target

Try: Cucina Antica Tuscany Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

$6 from Target
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Cucina Antica Pasta Sauce in Tuscany Pumpkin is an all-natural, gluten-free option that pairs imported San Marzano Italian plum tomatoes with... yes, the p-word, again. We admit, it seems like it would taste weird, but reviews seem largely positive (although to be fair, people who don't like it really don't like it, so you've been warned). 


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Chobani Pumpkin Spice Greek Yogurt
Walmart

Try: Chobani Pumpkin Spice Greek Yogurt

$4 from Walmart
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Yes, even this dairy-centric breakfast staple has also become fair game. Chobani's version gets pretty positive reviews across the board, and it's a departure from many of the carb-heavy options on this list, so go for it. 


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Bailey's Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
Drizly

Try: Bailey's Pumpkin Spice Liqueur

$26 from Drizly
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If you're more into liqueurs, Bailey's is at the seasonal rescue with its Irish Cream Pumpkin Spice Liqueur. Apparently, it delivers on the pumpkin spice, and in a year when pumpkin spice lattes and cocktails are happening way more often at home than elsewhere, why not? 


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Demeter's Fragrance Library's Pumpkin Pie
Demeter

Skip: Demeter Pumpkin Pie Cologne

$4 (.17 oz.) and up from Demeter
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Demeter's Fragrance Library has quite a volume in its collection of "Simple, subtle, singular scents" — including Pumpkin Pie. The Pick-Me-Up Cologne Spray is said to feature pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, a touch of ginger, and hint of cloves. We have a hard enough time eating all this pumpkin stuff, let alone dousing our bodies in it. Pass.


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Torani Pumpkin Pie Puremade Sauce
Amazon
Pepperidge Farm Pumpkin Spice Swirl Bread
Walmart

Try: Pepperidge Farm Pumpkin Spice Swirl Bread

$3 from Walmart
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If ever there was a brand that embraced the PS bandwagon, it's Pepperidge Farm. From what we can gather reading online reviews of this product, it's light on pumpkin flavor but still tastes pretty good.  

Kraft Heinz Pumpkin Spice Mac and Cheese
The Kraft Heinz Company

Skip: Kraft Heinz Pumpkin Spice Mac and Cheese

Unavailable for purchase in the U.S.

So, if you're the type of adventurous eater who likes to try all things pumpkin spice, you're out of luck with this one. It's only available in Canada, where it appears there are a lot of people willing to assault their taste buds with something we suspect can't possibly be any good. The maximum 1,000 people have already signed up to receive this abomination, creating a waitlist of culinary masochists


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Celestial Seasonings Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Tea
Walmart

Try: Celestial Seasonings Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Tea

$3 from Walmart
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This is the only item on this entire list that we actually had in our cabinets, thanks to a 2019 tour of the Celestial Seasoning's factory near Boulder, Colorado. And we can indeed attest that, with a little honey and milk thrown in, this makes a delicious tea that evokes fall.

Swiss Miss Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa Mix
Amazon
Pepperidge Farm Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies
Amazon

Skip: Pepperidge Farm Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

$12 from Amazon
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While these sounded pretty good to us, we can't ignore the reviews that note that they're either too sweet or tasteless, and even more numerous notes on how the cookies fall apart too easily and are mere crumbs by the time the package gets cracked open. It's gonna be a pumpkin pass on this one.

Great Value Pumpkin Spice Pancake & Waffle Mix
Walmart
PBfit Pumpkin Spice All-Natural Peanut Butter Powder
Amazon

Skip: PBfit Pumpkin Spice All-Natural Peanut Butter Powder

$12 from Amazon
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It's tough to see how a combination of peanut butter and pumpkin flavors can be a bad thing, but plenty of Amazon buyers seem to disagree. Although the product has largely good reviews on the site, those seem to be for the brand overall and not this particular flavor. One representative comment: "I hate it and I’m really sad that I hate it. I love PBfit. But PBfit Pumpkin Spice is BAD."

Pillsbury Ready-to-Bake Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese-Flavored Chips
Walmart
Pop-Tarts Pumpkin Pie Toaster Pastries
Target

Try: Pop-Tarts Pumpkin Pie Toaster Pastries

$3 from Target
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There is nothing below a four-star review from Target buyers on this product, so if you're the kind of person who's going to eat a Pop-Tart anyway, it seems like this flavor isn't likely to disappoint.

Jet-Puffed Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows
Amazon

Skip: Jet-Puffed Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows

$13 from Amazon
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Even if these weren't a ridiculous price on Amazon, we'd recommend you skip these. They have inconsistent reviews from food bloggers and Amazon buyers, noting a lack of flavor, a strange consistency, and a tendency for them to get all squished together.


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Mrs. Renfro's Pumpkin Salsa
Renfro Foods

Try: Mrs. Renfro's Pumpkin Salsa

$4 from Renfro Foods
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We didn't want to be on board with this, but limited reviews note that it's not nearly as weird as it sounds, and Mrs. Renfro's is pretty beloved for their salsa line, so ... try?

Pumpkin Pie Kit Kat Miniatures
Walmart

Try: Pumpkin Pie Kit Kat Miniatures

$3 from Walmart
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Now here's a candy that knows how to pack in the pumpkin flavor, although — according to buyers — the flavor is more pumpkin pie than spice. Still, they get solid reviews from lots of folks, so we're sticking them squarely in the "try" category. 


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Pepperidge Farm Pumpkin Spice Milano
Target

Skip: Pepperidge Farm Pumpkin Spice Milano

$3 from Target
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We really wanted to put these in the "try" category, but nearly a third of reviews on target give them one star, noting that the presence of pumpkin essence here is lacking, which is fairly unforgivable if you're gonna claim the "pumpkin spice" category.

Greenies Pumpkin Spice Flavored Dog Treats
Target
Caramel Almond Pumpkin Spice Kind Bars
Amazon

Try: Caramel Almond Pumpkin Spice Kind Bars

$14 from Amazon
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Reviews can be mixed on this one, with some saying these taste overwhelmingly of nutmeg and others saying they're just right, but in a list of carb- and sugar-heavy treats, this bar is one of the healthier options, so it's probably worth a shot for that alone.

Pumpkin Spice Cheerios
Amazon

Try: Pumpkin Spice Cheerios

$12 from Amazon (2-pack)
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Buyers tend to be happy with this product, and one reviewer from Taste of Home noted that she could taste the flavors of clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon and that these weren't overwhelmingly sweet. If you like a pumpkin spice breakfast option, these seem like they hit the mark.

Belvita Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Biscuits
Target
Lenny & Larry's Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Amazon

Skip: Lenny & Larry's Pumpkin Spice Cookies

$23 from Amazon
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Between the price (basically $2 per cookie) and the inconsistent reviews, which included people receiving — ew — moldy cookies, we can't recommend these.

Nature's Path Pumpkin Spice Waffles
Target

Try: Nature's Path Pumpkin Spice Waffles

$3 from Target
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One more product in the pumpkin spice breakfast realm, Nature's Path's frozen waffles get high points from buyers for their flavor and for being one of the few gluten-free options out there in this flavor genre.


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Nestlé Toll House Pumpkin Spice Flavored Filled Baking Truffles
Amazon
Werther's Original Pumpkin Spice Soft Caramels
Amazon

Skip: Werther's Original Pumpkin Spice Soft Caramels

$9 from Amazon
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If you're a Werther's fan anyway, these soft candies won't disappoint, but if you're looking for a punch of pumpkin spice, you won't find it here. Multiple reviewers note that the candy is light-to-the-point-of-nonexistent on that classic fall flavor.


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Califia Farms Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cramer
Amazon

Try: Califia Farms Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

$4 on Amazon
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Blended with almond milk and coconut cream, this is supposed to be a better-for-you creamer, which made us wonder if it sacrificed on taste. Not so, say Amazon buyers — nearly 80% give it five-star reviews.

Talenti Pumpkin Pie Gelato
Walmart
Burt's Bees Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm
Amazon

Try: Burt's Bees Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm

$10 from Amazon
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If just reading everything that came before on this list made you feel like you've gained 10 pounds, then here's a pumpkin spice product that you won't have to work off in the gym. Buyers say it both smells great and does a fine job keeping lips moisturized.