Pumpkin Spice Time of Year

Gotta take a break from my authentic Spanish-influenced posts to express some nostalgia for the fact that I am missing the incredible season of pumpkin spice back in the states. Even from 4000 miles away, it is impossible to not be aware of the nation's obsession with all things pumpkin as the weather starts to cool and the leaves start to change colors. Everyone knows the Pumpkin Spice Latte that Starbucks releases around this time every year (even Spain has welcomed this into its culture), but every food manufacturing company seems to have come up with its own spin on the idea of pumpkin in order to keep up with the craze. Since fall is my favorite time of year, I'm obliged to be drawn to pumpkin spice flavoring, and the viral internet posts of unique products are making me wish I could have them all shipped right to my door in Spain! Here are my top ten pumpkin flavored products I wish I could be stateside to indulge in: 

10. How perfect would these little crackers be on a fall cheese plate with red and orange leaves and cranberries?! Paired with some red wine of course. 

10. How perfect would these little crackers be on a fall cheese plate with red and orange leaves and cranberries?! Paired with some red wine of course. 

9. If the awesome exterior design weren't enough to attract my attention,  I am constantly craving Greek yogurt, and this is simply the best flavor I've ever seen.

9. If the awesome exterior design weren't enough to attract my attention,  I am constantly craving Greek yogurt, and this is simply the best flavor I've ever seen.

8. Macaroons are just always great, but probably even better when pumpkin spice. 

8. Macaroons are just always great, but probably even better when pumpkin spice. 

7. These I can affirm from last fall are AMAZING. They take some getting used to at first, since one always expects chocolate when eating a Hershey's kiss, and it's definitely not chocolate. But the flavor makes up for it very quickly and you'll find yourself not being able to stop eating them! 

7. These I can affirm from last fall are AMAZING. They take some getting used to at first, since one always expects chocolate when eating a Hershey's kiss, and it's definitely not chocolate. But the flavor makes up for it very quickly and you'll find yourself not being able to stop eating them! 

6. Cookie dough and pumpkin spice are probably my two favorite combinations of words that exist. And here they are combined!!!

6. Cookie dough and pumpkin spice are probably my two favorite combinations of words that exist. And here they are combined!!!

5. Only the best ice cream brand in only the best flavor. I need this in my life for everything that ever makes me even a little sad. 

5. Only the best ice cream brand in only the best flavor. I need this in my life for everything that ever makes me even a little sad. 

4. Milano cookies were something I forgot I was absolutely obsessed with. Pumpkin spice just has a way of relighting old flames I guess. 

4. Milano cookies were something I forgot I was absolutely obsessed with. Pumpkin spice just has a way of relighting old flames I guess. 

3. If you've never tasted this yogurt, known as icelandic yogurt or skyr, it's the richest and creamiest I've ever had, almost like ice cream, but packed with protein and low in sugar! It's something I eat daily and look forward to every single day! My mom's famous cinnamon granola would be divine with this flavor (which I do believe is not restricted to only the fall season). 

3. If you've never tasted this yogurt, known as icelandic yogurt or skyr, it's the richest and creamiest I've ever had, almost like ice cream, but packed with protein and low in sugar! It's something I eat daily and look forward to every single day! My mom's famous cinnamon granola would be divine with this flavor (which I do believe is not restricted to only the fall season). 

2. I saw this for the first time on Twitter as my flight for Spain was leaving. I am DYING to try and told my mom to stock up on them while they last for me to indulge when I get home! 

2. I saw this for the first time on Twitter as my flight for Spain was leaving. I am DYING to try and told my mom to stock up on them while they last for me to indulge when I get home! 

1. Anyone who knows me knows I'm an oatmeal addict and do not to a day without it. Pumpkin spice oatmeal wins as the top product I wish I could try this pumpkin spice season (oops, I mean fall?) but perhaps it's better that I don't have it at my disposal to become addicted then deal with withdrawal as soon as the cheerful season comes to a close.  

1. Anyone who knows me knows I'm an oatmeal addict and do not to a day without it. Pumpkin spice oatmeal wins as the top product I wish I could try this pumpkin spice season (oops, I mean fall?) but perhaps it's better that I don't have it at my disposal to become addicted then deal with withdrawal as soon as the cheerful season comes to a close.  

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