ICYMI, pumpkin season has (unofficially) kicked off! Perhaps a bit earlier than expected, we’re already seeing pumpkin-inspired menu items, newly announced pumpkin products, and the reappearance of oldie but goodie fall favorites. Brands are preparing to launch new and old pumpkin products in preparation for the highly anticipated pumpkin-flavored treats and seasonal classics.
And while we’re sad to see summer go, the scent of pumpkin spice is already in the air! So, why not embrace the season?
Ahead, the top 2023 pumpkin products and seasonal trends to look out for! Think: recent pumpkin releases and drool-worthy recipes you’ll want to know about. Let the pumpkin season begin!
Look Out For These 2023 Fall Food Trends
Including (but not exclusive to) pumpkin season, these are the top healthy food trends expected to go viral this fall:
- Vegan meat substitutes made from pumpkin seeds
- Sleep-friendly snacks (infused with ingredients such as chamomile and lavender)
- Sustainable, upcycled foods (products made with food scraps, such as leftover almond pulp or veggie scraps)
- Salty & crunchy snack foods
- Spicy & savory snacks
- Pumpkin reimagined (innovative pumpkin-flavored products such as vegan caviar and pumpkin beer)
Trend Alert: Healthy Pumpkin Products of 2023
Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Pumpkin Spice Caviar
Made with seasonal pumpkin spices (such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger) and pure avocado oil, this limited-edition plant-based “caviar” is rich in healthy fats and the perfect topping for frozen desserts, yogurt bowls, coffee, and even your PSL!
Chosen Foods Pumpkin Spice Avocado Oil Spray
And if you want a spritz of fall flavor, Chosen Foods can help with that too! Their new Pumpkin Spice Avocado Oil spray is made with their classic Avocado Oil Spray infused with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. Use it on sweet or savory toast, to prep baked goods, or for any recipe requiring high heat.
NuttZo Limited-Edition Pumpkin Spice Nut & Seed Butter
Made with a mix of nuts and seeds (including cashews, almonds, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, flax, chia, and pumpkin seeds) combined with a warming pumpkin spice blend, this vegan and gluten-free pumpkin product is a must-have cabinet staple. Use it in baked goods, stir it into overnight oats or chia pudding, add it to smoothies, or enjoy it plain with seasonal apples or pears for a fresh seasonal snack.
Pumpkin Pie Perfect Bar
Available earlier than ever is the customer-favorite flavor: Pumpkin Pie. With 14 grams of protein and whole food ingredients (including peanut butter, honey, and a blend of raw superfoods), this grab-and-go snack will keep you satiated and satisfied all pumpkin season.
CORE Foods Pumpkin Pie Oat Bar
Organic, vegan, gluten-free, made with pre and probiotics, and full of rich fall flavors… What more could you ask for? This refrigerated protein and superfood bar contains 0 grams of added sugar and is made with ingredients like oats, dates, cashews, pumpkin seeds, and warming spices.
Chobani Pumpkin Harvest Crisp Cup
A single-serve pumpkin product that’s perfect for busy days. Full of 9 grams of protein from Greek yogurt and made with pumpkin puree. Plus, crumbles of cinnamon-frosted cookies for a sweet fall treat.
Laird Pumpkin Spice Performance Oatmeal
While not on the market (yet), be on the lookout for this seasonal oats item! It’s made with whole food ingredients like gluten-free oats, pecans, apples, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, and tastes just as delicious as it is nutritious. Simply add hot water (or steamed milk) for breakfast, made easy!
PSL Is Back! Pumpkin-Inspired Menu Items to Watch For
Whole Foods PSL
Already available to order as of August 2nd, Whole Foods has announced the arrival of the PSL! Enjoy it hot or iced, and customize it with your favorite dairy or dairy-free milk.
Coming to Dunkin Donuts August 16th, watch for their pumpkin-inspired fall menu! According to Dunkin Donuts, expect to see limited-edition menu items including: the pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin cream cold brew, pumpkin muffin, and pumpkin Munchkin.
Starbucks Fall Menu
Anticipated to launch August 24th, the highly-anticipated Starbucks fall menu has been leaked. And, based on the menu items, it sounds delicious as ever. New pumpkin and fall-inspired menu items include the Iced Pumpkin Cream Chai Tea Latte, the Iced Apple Crisp Oat Milk Shaken Espresso, and the Baked Apple Croissant.
Fall is so Close… We Can Taste it
It might be early, but we’ve got pumpkin season on our minds! From Pumpkin Spice Lattes to healthy store-bought treats like protein bars and nut butter, this fall season sounds like the perfect balance of spicy and sweet. Be on the lookout for new menu item launches at Starbucks and beyond, and get ready to stock up your seasonal fall pantry!