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26 Legitimately Good Pumpkin Spice Products to Try, Ranked

From mildly autumnal to premium pumpkin-y

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Just when you thought we’d reached peak pumpkin spice, a whole new wave of products hit store shelves. By now, the vague combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and cloves has far surpassed lattes and desserts, infiltrating everything from eyeshadows to cleaning products. So, with all the pumpkin spice products out there, which ones will really get you in the fall spirit, calendar (and temperature) be damned? We’ve taken it upon ourselves to test dozens of new and returning items, ranking our favorite pumpkin spice products on just how well they capture the essence of autumn (crisp air! cozy sweaters! warm spices!) without drowning you in it.

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The Best Pumpkin Spice Food & Drinks

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Best Pumpkin Spice Snack Overall

Goldfish x Dunkin’ Pumpkin Spice Grahams

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Best Pumpkin Spice Cereal

Magic Spoon Pumpkin Spice Cereal

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Best Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Cereal

Three Wishes Pumpkin Spice Cereal

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Most Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Spice Snack

Pumpkin Spice Cheerios

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Best Healthy Pumpkin Spice Snack

Noosa Pumpkin Yoghurt

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Best Pumpkin Spice Snack Overall

1. Goldfish x Dunkin’ Pumpkin Spice Grahams

If you could eat an entire box of pumpkin Munchkins in one sitting, this is the snack for you. They’re a lot like Teddy Grahams, just with more depth of flavor than straight cinnamon-honey notes. They’re the grab-and-go snack you won’t tire of by mid-October, promise.

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

4.5 out of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Best Pumpkin Spice Cereal

2. Magic Spoon Pumpkin Spice Cereal

This new limited-time flavor is packed with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg to satisfy all your fall cravings. We can't believe this treats is made with no added sugar (all hail the power of monk fruit extract). It's sweet but not cloying, and the pumpkin flavor is just right. Our only complaint? There's isn't much cereal inside each box, so you'll want to stock up. (On the plus side, it comes in a fall pack alongside a limited-time Cocoa Peanut Butter cereal.)

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

5 out of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Best Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Cereal

3. Three Wishes Pumpkin Spice Cereal

Pumpkin spice-flavored foods are often heavy on the cinnamon. But with this seasonal gem from Three Wishes, the clove, nutmeg and allspice really shine through. Plus, the cereal is gluten-free and has nearly three times as much protein per serving as its competitors (8 grams, to be exact).

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

4 of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Most Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Spice Snack

4. Pumpkin Spice Cheerios

On the other end of the spectrum, if cinnamon is the whole appeal of pumpkin spice to you, grab a box of these limited-edition Cheerios. Though each serving has less protein (3 grams) and more sugar (11 grams), it tastes more like a treat. It’s also gluten-free.

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

3.5 out of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Best Healthy Pumpkin Spice Snack

5. Noosa Pumpkin Yoghurt

When you want to eat pumpkin cheesecake but it’s 7 a.m.—and The Cheesecake Factory isn’t open yet, dang it—reach for Noosa. Pumpkin puree and cream cheese are in this whole milk-based yogurt, making it extra creamy…and delightfully cheesecake-like.

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

4.5 out of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Best DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte

6. Copper Cow Pumpkin Spice Lattes

It defies logic how a latte-in-a-box could taste so high-end, but we won’t question the magic. Copper Cow’s take on Vietnamese coffee calls for steeping a coffee bag in your mug, then adding as much of the included condensed milk creamer as you’d like. We found half a serving was just right for bringing in classic pumpkin spice flavors and a little sweetness without feeling like you’re downing a liquid marshmallow.

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

4 of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Best Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Food

7. Evergreen Pumpkin & Pecan Waffles

Frozen waffles often taste like cardboard. There, we said it. These thick waffles taste homemade, and they’re studded with chopped pecans for texture. While pumpkin is the first ingredient (of 12, which are all easily recognizable), the pumpkin flavor isn’t overpowering, so you can go heavy on the syrup without overwhelming your tastebuds.

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

3 out of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Most Nostalgic Pumpkin Spice Snack

8. Pumpkin Spice Twinkies

This treat is a pure throwback, only elevated. Expect a classic vanilla Twinkie, but upgraded with a cinnamon-forward filling. It’s everything you know and love about the spongy snack, gussied up just right for fall.

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

2 of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Most Versatile Pumpkin Spice Snack

9. Jet-Puffed Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows

Move over, Mellowcreme pumpkins: You’ve been dethroned. These pumpkin-shaped sweets are every bit as charming, only you won’t be picking bits out of your teeth hours later. (And they actually taste like something other than sugar—namely, a cinnamon-nutmeg-vanilla blend.)

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

3 out of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Best Canned Pumpkin Spice Latte

10. La Colombe Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Flavored, canned coffee has a thickness to it and often, a chemical-y aftertaste. Not so with La Colombe’s Oatmilk Pumpkin Spice Latte. It’s creamy and rich, but the coffee flavor still shines through. You get notes of pumpkin (there’s actual pumpkin puree in it, unlike some other PSLs on the market), striking just the right balance without assaulting your senses.

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

3.5 out of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Best Pumpkin Spice Dessert

11. Magnolia Bakery Pumpkin Pudding

Sex and the City may have popularized Magnolia Bakery’s cupcakes, but the banana pudding is its real claim to fame. Its pumpkin spice variety doesn’t contain bananas, but is equally decadent. Pumpkin-vanilla pudding is layered with vanilla wafers and cookie butter, creating a treat that packs the flavor of pumpkin pie with the cinnamon cakey-ness of a snickerdoodle and the light texture of mousse. Oh, and it can be shipped nationwide.

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

5 out of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Best Pumpkin Spice Cheese

12. Cello Pumpkin Spice Rubbed Fontal Cheese

Your fall charcuterie board is incomplete without this cheese. That’s a bold claim, but it’s unexpectedly delicious. Cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and a little honey are rubbed onto the exterior of mellow fontina cheese, which is aged for 60 days. There’s a light sweetness to it and a faint cinnamon scent, making it a great complement to dried apricots and crusty baguettes—and a great way to offset some of the saltier cheeses on your plate.

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

3 out of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Best Pumpkin Spice Pantry Staple

13. Swiss Miss Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa Mix

Admittedly, we were hesitant to try this one. Would it be bright orange? Would it taste like potpourri? Thankfully, no and no. There’s a slight orange tint, but the spice is mellow and the cocoa flavor really shines, tasting a lot like a molten pumpkin brownie. Be still our hearts.

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

4.5 out of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Best Restaurant Pumpkin Spice Treat

14. Dairy Queen Pumpkin Pie Blizzard

Starbucks may get all the pumpkin attention, but Dairy Queen’s Pumpkin Pie Blizzard is an under-the-radar hit. Soft serve swirled with pumpkin pie pieces and nutmeg, it’s a solid transitional treat—you know, for those September days when you crave a PSL but it’s still 85 degrees outside.

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

3.5 out of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Best Healthy Pumpkin Spice Dessert

15. Deux Pumpkin Spice Enhanced Cookie Dough

Want to feel semi-virtuous as you eat gobs of cookie dough? That's where Deux comes in. It's vegan, gluten-free and 'enhanced' with reishi and ginseng, which have been linked to boosting your immune system and mood. But we know why you're really here: Does it taste like a crisp fall day, when you're baking a batch of cookies and can't resist licking the spoon? Yes—mostly. The texture is a bit gritty, but the maple syrup and pumpkin pie spices shine through, and the chocolate chips are a welcome addition.

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

4.5 out of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Best Crowd-Pleasing Pumpkin Spice Dessert

16. Carnegie Deli Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bites

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You *need* to get your hands on these limited-time treats. Think luscious, indulgent New York-style cheesecake, infused with spices and enrobed in white chocolate. The poppables are pleasantly tangy and pumpkin-y, and the chocolate layer offers nice crunch to the lush texture. Stock up with this eight-pack, which comes out to around 80 cheesecake bites. (They won't last long as long as you'd think, trust.)

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

3 out of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Most Easy-Drinking Pumpkin Beer

17. Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

Brewed with pumpkin meat, brown sugar and fall spices, Dogfish Head's Punkin Ale is a solid contender in the pumpkin beer category—especially since it comes in cans. While it doesn't quite top our favorites (looking at you smooth, sweet Schlafly Pumpkin Ale and strong, spicy Southern Tier Pumking), it's made its way into our top three with its not-too-sweet, not-too-sharp, crushable taste.

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

4 of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Best Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Product

18. Nutpods Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Commerce Director Nicole Briese has waxed poetic about her love of Nutpods before, but it's even more amplified come pumpkin spice season. Like the rest of the brand's sugar-free, dairy-free line, this almond-coconut creamer manages to offer up a legit pumpkin-y flavor without turning your coffee into dessert (that's essential if you're typically a black coffee drinker, like Briese).

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

3 out of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Best On-The-Go Pumpkin Spice Snack

19. KIND THINS Chocolate Pumpkin Spice

These thin, crispy snacks, made with almonds, peanuts, spices and pumpkin powder, are legitimately good. We'd happily snack on them daily all fall long—but we definitely taste more of the chocolate than the pumpkin. If that's your vibe, nosh away: Each bar contains two grams each of protein and fiber.

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

2 of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Best Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Product

20. SweetLeaf Pumpkin Spice Sweet Drops

Full disclosure: This zero-calorie, zero-sugar stevia-based sweetener has more of a spicy cinnamon flavor than pumpkin. If you like Red Hots candies, however, it may be for you. Put as little or as much as you'd like in your drink (warning: we found the dropper somewhat difficult to handle, resulting in adding more sweetener than we intended to).

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

2 of 5 pumpkins shaded in

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Best Pumpkin Spice Candle

21. P.F. Candle Co. Spiced Pumpkin Soy Candle

Rich with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar, this candle is the pinnacle of cozy. "It's warm, buttery, spicy and decadent with pumpkin as a component, even though it’s called Spiced Pumpkin," clarifies editorial assistant Delia Curtis. "I think the pumpkin is clearly there and very lovely, but is well balanced with other scents for an even fragrance experience. I’ve been burning it while working from home for a cozy fall vibe; I crack the window for a cool autumnal breeze and let the scent take me away."

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

3 out of 5 pumpkins shaded in

If you want to ensure your kids actually wash their hands, plop this bottle next to the sink. They’ll like coating their hands in the frothy foam. You’ll appreciate the elevated take on PSL szn, thanks to the aroma's essences of pumpkin, ginger, caramel and spice.

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

5 out of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Most Unexpected Pumpkin Spice Product

23. Native Pumpkin Spice Latte Deodorant

When you want every aspect of your life to smell like fall—down to your pits—you bet there’s a product for that. And in Native’s case, it’s not all hype: Fans go so crazy for this blend of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove that it often sells out within days of launching each year.

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

3 out of 5 pumpkins shaded in

A whiff of this lightly latte-scented lipstick will bring you back to your LipSmackers days. What you’ll appreciate as an adult is the perfect-for-fall terracotta hue, and the fact that it stays put nearly all day long. "I've been using this lip gloss regularly since last year's version came out (read: you'll use it all year long)," says commerce director Nicole Briese. "Not only does it offer the most gorgeous shades of brown for daily wear, it smells and tastes (yes, tastes), like a pumpkin." (We also love the Pumpkin Spice Second Slice Eye Shadow Palette, which boasts colors like Whip It Good, Squash It and Cinn-Ful.)

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

2 of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Best Pumpkin Spice Facial Product

25. Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask

There are plenty of gimmicky body scrubs and face masks out there this time of year, but Peter Thomas Roth’s is the real deal. It “hits that Goldilocks level where you can tell it’s really helping to exfoliate your face but it doesn’t feel like you’re stripping your skin off,” our fashion editor says. Plus, the scent is refreshing without lingering after you’ve used it, making it a great pick for anyone who’s sensitive to perfumes.

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

4 of 5 pumpkins shaded in

Best Pumpkin Spice Beauty Oil

26. Savor Beauty Pumpkin Seed Serum

Savor Beauty’s serum earned our beauty director’s seal of approval after seeing how well it balanced out her skin—“especially during those drier, transitional months when I tend to get flaky,” she noted, adding that it’s hydrating without being overly greasy, and it didn’t give her breakouts. A win all around. (Also, it’s worth noting that the pumpkin here isn’t for show—the serum uses pumpkin seed oil, which is rich in zinc and vitamin E. It’s supposed to improve skin tone and fight acne.)

Pumpkin Spice Factor:

3 out of 5 pumpkins shaded in

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