Fall bounty of Pumpkin-flavored foods1 min read

Rika Kumar, Staff Writer

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many stores are selling foods and drinks with pumpkin flavors.

Starbucks in particular has many pumpkin flavored drinks and baked goods. They also have pumpkin spice syrup that you can add to whatever drinks you order.

The Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte has a creamy texture and tastes sweeter than regular coffee. The frappuccino is served cold and has a stronger pumpkin and coffee taste because it has less cream than the latte.

The pumpkin spice coffee has the perfect combination of coffee, honey and pumpkin flavors.

Trader Joe’s has a large variety of pumpkin infused products including cider, pies, waffles, oatmeal and even body butter.

The pumpkin flavored cider is warm and spicy, with a slight hint of ginger and citrus taste, and is made with all-natural ingredients.

The pumpkin spice waffle mix makes decent-sized waffles and is easy to make even in a rush. It has a sweet taste with pumpkin spices and a chewy center.

The pumpkin bread mix is also easy to make. It finishes quickly, so making it doesn’t interrupt any study time, but can add a festive flavor to the usual middle-ofthe- quarter grind. It has a rough outside texture and a soft inside with just the right amount of pumpkin and other spices.

Trader Joe’s pumpkin ice cream tastes like pumpkin, only sweeter, and has all natural ingredients.

Overall the pumpkin trend is a hit among college students. Students are walking around campus with their pumpkin spice lattes in festive Starbucks cups.

“I like pumpkin flavor…it kind of reminds me of Halloween since it is the first thing that comes to my mind,” said Thuy Phi, 18, nursing major. “I actually like the idea of pumpkin trend since it only happens once a year.”

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