Dive Into Pumpkin Spice Season With These 11 Vegan Pumpkin Spice Flavored Foods And Drinks
The date was Monday August 2, 2021. Six o’clock was approaching and we were about to shut down our laptops and head out to enjoy two more hours of summer sunshine when an email arrived. The subject: Oh my gourd! The pumpkin spice is coming! Then another: Starbucks introduces NEW Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Cream. And another. And another. Pumpkin-flavored vegan products now predate the iconic PSL, and we’re still in our sustainably made swimsuits. Ready or not, the spicy pumpkin is here until January. From dairy-free cream cheese to coffee cream and caramels, here are 11 vegan pumpkin spice products you can get right now.
1. La Colombe canned coffees
Part third-wave coffee, part canned coffee maker, La Colombe is launching its first drink flavored with pumpkin and spices. The new Pumpkin Spice Oat Milk Latte is a refreshing and refreshing take on the typically hot pumpkin spice latte. Crack a chill on one of those surprisingly warm fall days. Find these cans at retailers nationwide and online.
2. Kite Hill Cream Cheese
Bagels and everything that goes with them are controversial. To grill or not to grill? Is a blueberry bagel even a bagel? Does New York Really Make the Best Bagels? Are Montreal bagels better? Kite Hill’s new plant-based pumpkin pie cream cheese is no exception to this controversy. Do cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice belong in a bagel? It’s up to you to decide. One thing we all agree on: this will make a great cream cheese frosting for vegan cream cheese filled pumpkin muffins.
3. Starbucks non-dairy cream and cold brew
Will this be the year Starbucks finally takes dairy out of its pumpkin spice sauce? Alternatively, make your own PSL-adjacent drinks at home with the chain’s new pumpkin and spice flavored products. Available in grocery stores now, Starbucks launched a non-dairy spicy pumpkin cream made with a blend of almond and oat milk and Pumpkin Spice cold brew concentrate. During the hottest month of the year, our advice is to try cold brew first, then switch to coffee cream when the cool fall air really sets in.
4. Enjoy soft cookies
Those with food sensitivities or allergies are often resigned to living off seasonal treats vicariously by others. This cookie company has other plans. The baked pumpkin spice flavor is back to join Partake’s extensive line of vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free cookies. Pick up a box at Trader Joe’s and participate in the PSL season.
5. Blondie Rule Breaker Bites
The makers of chickpea blondie have launched an addicting new product that makes pumpkin spice easier to snack on than ever before. Rule Breaker’s new Pumpkin Spice Bites are sweet, chewy, and filled with warm, comforting spices. Like the brand’s other healthier treats, these bites are made primarily with chickpeas and are free from the top 11 food allergens, including gluten and tree nuts. In addition to nibbling them straight out of the bag, try zapping them for a few seconds in the microwave and tossing them on a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream. Hello, PSL blondie sundae. Refuel online or at supermarkets nationwide.
6. Caramels with pumpkin and cocomels spices
They are back! Cocomels floods the candy aisle with its spicy vegan pumpkin caramels. Each chewy two-bite treat is made with coconut milk and a blend of cinnamon, cloves and allspice. These caramels have already got us thinking about what to hand out on Halloween: Pumpkin and Spice Cocomels and vegan peanut butter cups, obviously.
Miss Jones Baking Co.
7. Miss Jones Baking Co.
Get a head start on fall baking with Miss Jones’ new Pumpkin Donut Mini Muffin Mix. As is, the dry mix is ââorganic and vegan. Although the instructions call for eggs, you can make them using an egg substitute (see this article for all your vegan egg replacement needs). Pro Tip: Use a regular or jumbo muffin pan, let cool, then add Kite Hill Pumpkin Spiced Cream Cheese in the center of these pumpkin muffins for a cafe-style treat at home.
8. Maxine’s celestial cookies
The favorite flavor of pumpkin pecan spice fans is back for recall! These two-bite soft bites are gluten-free and refined sugar-free, but that doesn’t mean they’re not addictive. Try the convenient two-cookie snack packs, or risk polishing an entire bag in one sitting (albeit delicious).
9. Blume Superfood Latte Mix
Shocker: This herbal pumpkin spice latte blend is made with real pumpkin (most aren’t, they’re made with syrup). Want more? This quick blend is refined sugar free and delivers a dose of antioxidants and adaptogens to give you a lasting boost that caffeine can’t compete with. Yes, it’s delicious mixed with steamed non-dairy milk and freshly drawn espresso, but it’s also deliciously comfortable mixed with a hot bowl of morning oats.
10. Cold infusions and creamers from Califia Farms
Califia’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Cold Brew is the vegan equivalent of Starbucks PSL. It is a universal signal that autumn has come. Regardless of the fact that this popular bottled drink is available from the end of August, the sweet and comforting spices of this cold brew made from almond milk make us want to jump in a pile of autumn leaves. The brand’s line of pumpkin spice flavored almond milk creams are also back.
11. PBfit peanut butter powder
What is peanut butter powder? It’s borderline witchcraft. In fact, it’s the basic cooking science that surrounds dehydration, but the magic lies in the fact that, unlike most, “just add water!” âProducts, taste and texture are quite pleasant. Add a little fall sweetness to your PB&J or toss the powder into a banana smoothie for a sweet treat, with nuts and pumpkin spice.
Tanya flink is a digital editor at VegNews as well as a writer and runner living in Orange County, California.
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