Adrienne Smith | Aug 11, 2020
When it feels like the world might be crumbling around us, nothing quite invokes the comfort and calm of happier times than the warm and enveloping aromas of pumpkin spice. In fact, there is comfort in just knowing that even amid all the chaos consumers are still looking forward to the annual arrival of the Pumpkin Spiced Latte and all of the pumpkin-happy hullabaloo that comes along with it.
Though it remains to be seen whether or not this year’s market for everything pumpkin spice will continue on the upward trend that saw it grow by 4.7% for the year ending August 25, 2019, reaching more than a half billion dollars in sales according to Nielsen, if Americans were ever in need of the comforting aromas and flavors of this beloved spice mix, it’s now.
And consumers don’t need to pop into their favorite coffee shops to enjoy these spiced beverages. According to 2019 data from Forbes and Nielsen Retail Measurement Service, liquid coffee creamers accounted for $54.3 million slice of the total pumpkin spice category pie in 2019. This fact will serve consumers particularly well this year as many continue to work from home and brew their own joe. In the natural channel as defined by SPINS, sales of shelf stable coffee and cocoa had a whopping year-over-year growth of 27.3% in the four weeks ending June 14, 2020.
Of course, not all pumpkin-themed products serve to fuel our caffeine addictions. And while there are those products that rely solely on the classic blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and allspice that we associate so strongly with this winter squash, this year’s generation of pumpkin spice flavored natural products seem to contain more real pumpkin than years past.
The following gallery features a wide range of the pumpkin-ful or pumpkin spice-inspired natural products that we can look forward to this fall, including some brand new ones and some returning seasonal favorites.
Elmhurst Pumpkin Spice Hemp Creamer
Hemp cream is the base for this new, seasonal plant-based creamer, which is lightly sweetened with cane sugar for the perfect slice of pumpkin-pie goodness in every sip.
Abe’s Vegan Pumpkin Pound Cake – This new, plant-based pound cake contains real pumpkin along with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, orange and lemon zest, ginger and vanilla. With no milk, nuts, eggs, soy or seeds, it’s the perfect multi-serving, allergy-free treat for fall.
Alden’s Organic Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream Sammies – Made with real organic pumpkin, these limited-edition, seasonal ice cream sandwiches are perfect for getting into the autumn spirit while still enjoying the final days of summer. Pumpkin and cheesecake ice creams are swirled together between two vanilla wafers to make these USDA organic treats.
Amelia Toffee Co. Pumpkin Toffee – Pumpkin ale beer, spices and buttery toffee? Sign us up! Did we mention that the toffee is coated in dark chocolate and dusted with roasted California almonds with a touch of salt? Sigh.
Bobo’s 100% Whole Grain Oat Pumpkin Spice Bars – Bobo’s healthy autumn snack bars smack of pumpkin pie in every bite thanks to the inclusion of nutmeg, cinnamon and real pumpkin.
Healthy Crunch Pumpkin Maple Instant Latte – This dairy-free instant latte comes in a multi-serve canister and has a rich and creamy blend of pumpkin, maple and cinnamon flavors layered over a coconut milk base containing pumpkin powder. It is also Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Vegan and Certified Gluten-Free.
Teeccino Pumpkin Spice Chicory Coffee – Notes of toasted pumpkin mingle invitingly with nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in this decaf brew made from organic carob, barley, chicory, roasted almonds, dates, figs and a touch of maple.
Lenny & Larry’s Pumpkin Spice Cookie – Each of these individually-wrapped, 4-ounce cookies has 16 grams of plant-based protein and 10 grams of fiber. But what’s even better is the fact that they are made using real pumpkin puree, molasses and cinnamon for that pumpkin spice delight in a better-for-you cookie.
Nutpods Pumpkin Spice Creamer – Shoppers know it’s nearing fall when these seasonal nut-based creamers hit the shelves. Perfect for a plant-based PSL in the comfort of home, Nutpods’ almond and coconut creamers are both unsweetened and dairy free.
One Bars Pumpkin Pie Perfect Bar – The limited-edition Pumpkin Pie Perfect Bar bar is back for another season. 2020’s batch of bars have a boosted protein content of 20 grams, with just one gram of sugar complementing the delicious pumpkin pie taste.
Paleonola Pumpkin Pie – Granola is certainly no stranger to pumpkin seeds, but this one takes pumpkin to the next level with a combination of almonds, pecans, walnuts, cranberries and plenty of fall flavors and aromas.
ZENB’s Pumpkin Veggie Sticks – Pumpkin is the first ingredients in these veggie sticks, which are made using often-wasted veggie parts like the stem, seeds and peel. Cinnamon and nutmeg give a touch of spicy warmth to these fiber-rich snacks, which are certified organic.