Pumpkin spice is a polarizing flavor ― Anthony Bourdain has said he wants it to be ‘drowned in its own blood,” and many of us bemoan what this flavor does to our favorite food products. But other folks count down all year until the day pumpkin spice lattes are released at Starbucks.
In trying to keep an open mind this year, we taste tested some pumpkin spice products again and we’ve come to a realization: there’s something to this flavor. And there’s a right pumpkin spice product out there for everyone ― it’s just a matter of finding the best one for you.
We didn’t taste every pumpkin spice product on the market ― that would be a death sentence. Instead, we simply tested the products that are being heavily promoted this fall.
This is what we found: some pumpkin spice products are insanely strong, some are incredibly mild, and some just do it better than others.
We broke it all down for you in order from the most spiced to the mildest. Read it, and give pumpkin spice season a chance.