Pumpkin spice and everything nice

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A pumpkin being sprinkled with spice from a container labelled “Spice,” all on a pink background.
Pumpkin spice may not be for everyone, but it is a staple. Clker-Free-Vector-Images via Pixabay, manipulated by lee lim

Where to get the best fall-themed treats

As the September long weekend has come and gone it now means that it is the fall season, right? 

Well, some of you may say yes or some no. For myself, the fall season is when pumpkin treats are released and when the leaves start to turn and change colours. Most leaves have not turned yet, but the pumpkin treats are out. Now, I am here to tell you about some of the hits that you may be able to find this fall season. 

The first place that I find people try and hit up for pumpkin spice drinks is Starbucks and they have a few new items on their menu that are delicious. Right off the menu, to start they have a pumpkin spice latte, a pumpkin cream cold brew, pumpkin cream cheese muffin, iced pumpkin cream chai tea latte, and more! Personally, so far, I have tried two drinks from Starbucks’ fall menu. First, an iced pumpkin spice latte (PSL) with almond milk – the best way to have a PSL in my opinion. It was good for sure, it had the perfect match of pumpkin-to-espresso. Plus, the hit of nutmeg and cinnamon is just the perfect combination in my mind! A staple to have in the fall season. The second drink I tried this year is a new one, and honestly is super good. It is the iced pumpkin cream chai tea latte. Honestly, this might be my favourite pumpkin caffeinated drink this year. The pumpkin with the chai is a great mixture, especially with the extra cinnamon you can taste from the chai tea. Just so delicious, and one I think you will have to try this year to make it become a fall staple and reoccur every year! 

A second place where I found a pumpkin spice goodie is at a local shop called Supplement World Regina. Now, this shop does not just serve drinks, they sell an assortment of other products that might not make you think of pumpkin spice at first glance. So, the fact that the drink was super good makes it an additional hit in my books! This drink is a pumpkin spice shake. It was mixed with pumpkin puree, protein powder, ice cream, and a pumpkin spice mixture. Now, I am not too sure what all the exact ingredients were, but you will just have to stop in the store and try it out yourself. It honestly was a great shake; it was nice, smooth, sufficient, and filling, and gave me some nutrients which is an additional bonus! 

The third pumpkin treat that I found this year that is an annual favourite for me is the pumpkin pie blizzard from Dairy Queen. This is a must and, quite honestly, I wish it was served all year long. As the Dairy Queen website states themselves “It features our world-famous soft serve mixed with real pumpkin pie pieces. Even better: it’s garnished with whipped topping and nutmeg, the most quintessential Fall spice.” Doesn’t that description just sound like a great treat? I sure know it is and am going to grab one right now… 

The last pumpkin treat I want to mention is one that is quite famous and one that you will have to fight for if you would like to get your hands on. It is the classic pumpkin pie from Costco. This pumpkin pie is a great size for the price and is perfect, tasting fresh when warmed up even after a month of freezing. If you see a pumpkin pie at Costco assure you grab yourself one, or even a few! They come in stock often, but they do sell fast. 

Now you know where to get all the pumpkin treats this fall and I am sure there are more on their way. Go and try out a pumpkin treat and get in the fall spirit, as that is the best way to do it. 

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