Along with the arrival of the fall season comes all of the fall flavors like apple, pumpkin, and many more. One of the most popular fall flavors is Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte, but fall is too short to focus all of the attention on only one flavor. Try these alternative fall flavors instead.
The most well-known apple beverage of the season is apple cider. Apple cider can be served hot or cold, which makes it perfect for the changing weather of fall. It can be purchased at grocery stores, as well as cafes like Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and Caribou Coffee.
Caribou Coffee carries an ‘Apple Blast,’ which is apple cider with caramel flavoring, topped with whipped cream, caramel, and cinnamon.
Starbucks offers up a Caramel Apple Spice, a steamed, freshly-pressed apple juice and cinnamon syrup that is topped with sweetened whipped cream and caramel drizzle. As good as a caramel apple drink is, nothing beats a real caramel apple. Caramel apples can be found at leading grocery stores such as Kroger. Another classic fall treat, apple fritters, are carried at Starbucks.
Panera offers a Cinnamon Crunch Scone, a freshly-baked, cream-based scone flavored with cinnamon chips and topped with a cinnamon crunch and white icing glaze. They also offer the cinnamon crunch bagel, which has become extremely popular with consumers. They also offer a Cobblestone, a cinnamon-raisin-bread mixed with chunks of apples and spices, topped with streusel and apple-flavored icing. As for drinks, Starbucks offers a Cinnamon Dolce Latte, made with espresso with steamed milk, cinnamon, and sweet syrup. Big Apple Bagel also offers a cinnamon sugar bagel with cinnamon cream cheese year-round.
An ever-growing trend is salted caramel. Starbucks carries a Salted Caramel Mocha, which is an espresso with steamed milk and blended with mocha sauce and toffee nut-flavored syrup. The drink is then topped with sweetened whipped cream, caramel drizzle and a mixture of turbinado sugar and sea salt. Caribou Coffee offers a Turtle Mocha, a drink made of real chocolate – dark, milk, or white – melted into steamed milk and combined with rich espresso and caramel that is then topped with whipped cream, caramel sauce and Snickers crumbles. For those who prefer cold drinks, they also offer Frozen Caramel, a creamy caramel espresso blended and topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Dunkin Donuts carries a Caramel Spice Donut especially for the season, and at Starbucks is a sea salt caramel cake pop (chocolate cake mixed with caramel and buttercream icing).
Pumpkin is by far the most popular flavor of fall, though many times overused. Despite the fact that everyone feels the need to use this flavor on everything, it doesn’t make it any less tasty. Panera’s seasonal “Pumpkin Muffie” (the top of a muffin) and regular pumpkin muffin are back for a limited time. They are also offering a Pumpkin Pie Bagel, and Starbucks has a pumpkin scone and pumpkin bread. Caribou Coffee has a Pumpkin White Chocolate Mocha with the choice of chocolate, which can be melted into steamed milk and combined with espresso and real pumpkin.
The flavors of fall are abundant, but many are only available for a limited time. Be sure to grab one of these treats while they are in season.