Holiday creep is for real. You know, the trend of stores foisting holiday items on us earlier and earlier, so we start seeing Christmas ornaments on shelves in September or Valentine’s Day chocolates put out as soon as the Christmas items are stored in the back until the following summer.
The latest victim of the creep? Pumpkin spice products. Love them or hate them, they’re everywhere, and they’re making their debut earlier and earlier (it’s only early September, after all, and we’re already a little pumpkin spiced-out). Scroll down to check out the good, the #basic and the truly ridiculous pumpkin spice items that are available this year.
Krispy Kreme’s Original Glazed Pumpkin Spice Doughnut
On the heels of its Reese’s Peanut Butter and eclipse-themed doughnut releases, Krispy Kreme is offering up Original Glazed Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts, made with cinnamon and pumpkin spice flavor. The treats are available on Sept. 8 only at participating locations. / To find a participating location, visit krispykreme.com/pumpkinspiceog
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte
The pumpkiny item that started it all. We dare you to get through the fall without having one (or at least being in the immediate vicinity of someone drinking one, likely whilst wearing Uggs and a Burberry scarf). The ubiquitous chain also offers a Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte. / Available at Starbucks
Looking to cut out carbs? This paleo pancake mix combines almond, coconut, and cassava flours with pumpkin and spices. Or try the less-healthy-for-you version made with pumpkin, buttermilk, brown sugar and spices including cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. / $4.99, available at birchbenders.com/
Rossi Pasta Pumpkin Spice Fettucini
Alternatively, if you’re looking to eat all the carbs, this pumpkin spice pasta infused with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves will fit the bill. The company also makes a pumpkin spice lasagna. / $8.25, available at rossipasta.com
The Honest Kitchen’s Pumpkin Spice Pet Latte
Your feline or canine friend can be just as basic as you with this “warm and nourishing blend of goat’s milk, pumpkin, honey, and aromatic spices,” according to a press release. / $11.99, available at thehonestkitchen.com/
Oreo Pumpkin Spice Creme Sandwich Cookies
There’s seemingly a new Oreo flavor everyday, so it’s no surprise the cookie has gotten in on the fall flavor craze. / $2.99, available at Target
Pumpkin Spice Cheerios
It’s a thing. Described as “fall in a box” on the Cheerios website, this gluten-free cereal is made with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. / Available online