Pumped for Pumpkins: Best Pumpkin Products
Peter Thomas Roth
It’s raining pumpkins! And while pumpkin spice lattes are a cult classic, there’s so many other fall-flavored (and scented…and infused!) options to indulge in, too—from beers and baking mixes to beauty products. Keep reading for our roundup of the best pumpkin spice products to sip, savor, and smell all autumn long.
Elysian Pumpkin Pack. Sip, sip, hooray…pumpkin beers are back! Save the syrupy sweet pumpkin coffees for the under-21 crowd, and stock up on Elysian Brewing’s special Halloween release of “Pumpkin Pack”—twelve, 12-ounce bottles of award-winning, flavor-packed pumpkin brews, including The Great Pumpkin, Punkuccino, Dark O' The Moon, and (my favorite!) Night Owl, a 6.7% ale brewed with pumpkin purée and juice, and spiced with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. All the beers boast the perfect punch of pumpkin, so it’s noticeable without being overbearing. Cheers to that! $20.99; available at Total Wine & More
King Arthur Pumpkin Spice. The “king” of baking, King Arthur, has a handful of seasonal pumpkin spice mixes that are musts for anyone with a penchant for pumpkin-flavored foods but not a lot of time. Whether you opt for the muffin & quick bread, donut, or pancake & waffle mix, you’re in for a bakery-style treat full of all the warm, fragrant flavors of fall. Simple, straightforward ingredients (no artificial colors or flavors, no preservatives, all non-GMO) and foolproof (simply add eggs, water, and oil), they’re the perfect autumn pick-me-up whether it’s morning, noon, or night. $7.95 per mix; available online
Copper Cow Coffee Pumpkin Spice Latte. Forget the artificially flavored, overpriced PSLs of yesteryear. This DIY version from LA-based Copper Cow Coffee—simply tear the bag, hang over your cup, pour hot water, and add the sweetened condensed milk creamer (made with 100% whole milk and pure cane sugar)—not only tastes great but is crafted from real pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, Vietnamese-grown ginger, and sustainably sourced, high-quality coffee. The result? A more delicious, more nutritious version of everyone’s favorite fall beverage.
$17 per kit (includes five, single-serve coffees and five sweetened condensed milk creamers); available online
Pumpkin Enzyme Mask. Did you know pumpkin has the highest content of naturally occurring vitamin A (which helps minimize acne scars), salicylic acid (helps to reduce acne), and beta carotene (helps decrease wrinkles and dark spots)? Save the fruit itself for eating and carving, and purchase Peter Thomas Roth’s powerful, triple-action manual, chemical, and exfoliating Pumpkin Enzyme Mask instead. It addresses dull, aging, and congested complexion in three ways—exfoliates with pumpkin enzyme, reveals with alpha hydroxy acid, and polishes with aluminum oxide crystals—ultimately revealing a radiant, revitalized, and younger looking you! $60; available at Sephora, Ulta, and online
Siggi’s Pumpkin & Spice. Just when you thought pumpkin couldn’t be added to anything else, along came Siggi’s to prove you wrong! Their seasonal Pumpkin & Spice offering is akin to a good-for-you-dessert that’s thick, creamy, protein-packed, and loaded with live cultures but low in sugar (11 grams), fat (2.5 grams), and calories (140 per cup). Simple ingredients— pasteurized skim milk, pasteurized cream, cane sugar, pumpkin purée, cinnamon, vanilla extract, nutmeg, live active cultures—but complex flavors make it a winning yogurt the whole family will love. $1.99 each; available at Safeway and Whole Foods Market
Toasted Pumpkin Minimalist Candle. Autumn will literally be in the air once you light this clean burning, 100% soy wax candle from Brooklyn Candle Studio featuring subtle notes of toasted pumpkin seeds, cardamom, nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. Petroleum-free, cruelty-free, phthalate-free, and 100% vegan, you’ll breathe in the season and cozy up your crib in the most eco-friendly way possible. $28; available online