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Better than Pumpkin Spice > 5 Yummy Fall Flavors

Fall flavors are one of the best parts about the arrival of the Fall season, autumn leaves & colder weather.

With the leaves changing colors, what’s better than a nice warm pumpkin spice drink? We’ve got a few ideas….

Better than Pumpkin Spice Fall Flavors

People go nuts over pumpkin spice.

I’m sure you’ve noticed the line at Starbucks getting a little longer…

You can get pumpkin spice donuts, coffee, ice cream….you name it, they’ve got it. But, what about other Fall seasonal flavors…?

Here are our top 5:

Or, if you’re looking for places serving Fall flavors, check out these Pumpkin Patches in Kansas City! Most of them provide Fall snacks, one even has pumpkin flavored donuts… We’ve also got 10 Fun Fall Drink Ideas to check out.

What Fall Flavors Should You Try?

1. Honeycrisp Apples

Autumn is pique apple-picking season, so apples of almost every variety are available in your local grocery store.

Take your pick.

Our favorite variety has always been the Honeycrisp apple…the perfect combination of sweet and tart. They are delicious as a stand-alone snack, but they also are great dipped in peanut butter or caramel.  If raw apples are not your thing, bake them up in a fall flavored pie, or if you are like me, saute’ them in butter, and top a Fall ice cream sundae with them.

2. Chai

If you love pumpkin spice, I implore you to try a chai latte. It’s one of my favorite Fall flavors…of all time.

The cinnamon and cardamom of chai are a comforting Fall favorite – almost as cozy as your favorite winter blanket.  You can usually order a cup of chai from your local barista, or you can buy a box of tea at the grocery store as well. You will not be disappointed.

3. Eggnog

I know what you are thinking…eggnog is a winter flavor.

But, grocery stores start stocking the shelves with this delicious holiday staple just before Halloween.  Eggnog by itself is delicious, but there are recipes out there for eggnog french toast, eggnog ice cream, or use it as a creamer in your coffee.

Don’t we all want to get in the holiday spirit just a little early?

4. Spice cake

This delicious dessert takes all the warmest, most comforting spices, and bakes them into cake form.  What is there not to love?

When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait for those Little Debbie’s spice cakes to come out.  They are rare now but if I find them, I always buy – and hide – a couple boxes for myself.

To kick it up a notch, some people throw in rum and make it a spiced rum cake.

Never had it?  Think carrot cake without the carrots. Fall rum spice cake is a delicious Fall treat!

5. Chili dogs

Nothing signifies the start of fall to me more than a big bowl of steaming hot chili.

Sure, you can top chili with whatever you like, but there is no better way to enjoy the flavors of chili, than a chili hot dog covered with cheese and mustard.  (The chili replaces the ketchup. No need to double up on the tomato flavor…unless of course, that’s your thing.)

These are warm snacks that can be a great Fall treat when the cold weather comes in. Be sure to make a batch at home with your kiddos!

So, there you have it…

The best Fall flavors. The most magnificent thing about this list is that almost all of them can be paired with a slice of pumpkin pie, if you just have to have your pumpkin spice fix.

Happy eating!

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If you’re looking for Fall ideas for your kids right now, check out our Fall Break Bucket List – filled with 83+ Fall activities for kids! Or, Halloween snack ideas for your kiddos Halloween school party. 

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