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9 Pumpkin Things to Buy Besides the Starbucks Latte

Sept. 9, 2015
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It’s that time of year again. No, we’re not talking about autumn or back-to-school season. The beloved pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks is back.

That coveted cup of joe might have your taste buds jumping for joy, but it’s not the only way to satisfy a seasonal fix for all things pumpkin. Here are some other items you can buy that will have you seeing orange.

1. M&Ms

In the past, chocolate lovers could satisfy their pumpkin cravings with M&M’s pumpkin spice flavor. Now, the candy giant has unveiled a pumpkin spice latte flavor of the popular candies. According to Us Weekly, the flavor will be available this fall in Target stores.

2. Ice cream

Pumpkin lovers with a sweet tooth can scoop up a pint of pumpkin goodness with the Pumpkin Cheesecake Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavor. The limited-batch recipe includes pumpkin cheesecake ice cream with a graham cracker swirl. Visit the ice cream maker’s website to find a store near you that sells the flavor.

3. Baked goods

From the freezer to the oven, pumpkin goods can be found just about everywhere. If you’re feeling adventurous enough to whip up a batch of your own baked goods, use the limited-edition Pumpkin Bar Mix Pouch from Betty Crocker to make your own pumpkin creation.

Or, you can eliminate the prep work with pre-made treats. Pepperidge Farm creates delicious limited-edition Pumpkin Cheesecake cookies. The festive desserts are available in-store only at Wal-Mart. If you want to order some up from home, we found them at Amazon, too.

4. Bagels

Start your morning with a bagel and coffee — a pumpkin bagel, that is. Bread and bagel maker Thomas’ sells limited-edition Pumpkin Spice-flavored bagels and English muffins. This year, the delicious treats will be available starting Sept. 10.

5. Pop-Tarts

If bagels aren’t really your thing, maybe Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts are.

The popular breakfast food maker encourages consumers to get their “yummy on” with the limited-edition Frosted Pumpkin Pie flavor. These Pop-Tarts feature frosting, sprinkles, pumpkin-pie filling, nutmeg, cinnamon and clove. The Kellogg’s creation is so popular that we even found it for sale on Amazon.

6. Candles

You don’t have to only eat pumpkin this autumn. Pumpkin candles allow you to expand the seasonal staple beyond your taste buds.

There are plenty of scents to suit your liking at Bath and Body Works. For example, the store sells a Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow Candle, a Pumpkin Pie Candle and a Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake Candle — all for $22.50 each.

7. Hand sanitizers

Candles fill your home with a pumpkin aroma, but seasonal hand sanitizers can bring the pumpkin smell to your hands, too.

While you’re shopping at Bath and Body Works, check out the retailer’s selection of PocketBac Sanitizing Hand Gels. Scents include Pumpkin Cupcake, Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte and Pumpkin Pecan Waffles ($1.75 each, or mix and match five for $6).

8. Costumes

If you’re really feeling the urge to celebrate your love of all things pumpkin, you can don a pumpkin outfit this Oct. 31. There are plenty of Halloween costumes to choose from. At, the Adult Classic Pumpkin Costume will only set you back $8.99.

And don’t forget about Fido. PetSmart sells the Martha Stewart Pets Pumpkin Tutu Halloween Dress for $13.99 (regularly $19.99).

9. Pumpkins

Finally, there’s nothing like purchasing the real thing. Head to a pumpkin patch or your local grocery store to pick up the orange-colored vegetable for yourself. Set it out as a decoration or carve it up to make it the scariest looking jack-o’-lantern on the block.

Now, go back to drinking that Starbucks.

Courtney Jespersen is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: [email protected]. Twitter: @courtneynerd.

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