PUMPKIN SPICE & EVERYTHING NICEAugust 28, 2015
’Tis the season for pumpkin! The children are back in school and there seems to be a hint of fall in the air. Once again our favorite products seem to have been taken over by pumpkin and spice, but we’re not complaining! What better way to ring in the season than filling your home with all things that evoke the feeling of falling leaves and family? If this sounds like just what you’re hoping for, we’ve generated a list of all-things pumpkin that you can find at Destin Commons to help you welcome the new season with a little sugar, spice, and everything nice!
Mark your calendars! The coveted Pumpkin Spice Latte is scheduled to release at Starbucks stores nationwide September 8th. Starbucks has announced that the latte will now include real pumpkin as part of its ingredients and will no longer use artificial coloring and flavors. This year marks the twelfth anniversary since Pumpkin Spice was first launched and it has taken over our taste buds ever since! There is absolutely no better way to kick off your fall than by sipping on a warm pumpkin filled, cinnamon-sprinkled, whipped cream-topped latte.
Pumpkin-scented candles reach a new level at Yankee Candle, which offers a plethora of options including Apple Pumpkin, Pumpkin Buttercream, Pumpkin Ginger Bark, Spiced Pumpkin, Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Wreath. Welcome these warm fall scents filled with simmering spices of clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon, and sweetened with brown sugar – a sure way to bring your home into the fall spirit. Additional autumn scents include: Brandy Pear Tart, Sugar & Spice, Vanilla Bourbon, and Crisp Moring Air.
Celebrate the fall harvest with collectible kitchen décor and utensils from Williams Sonoma. Set a show stopping autumn table with the natural warmth of heirloom pumpkins on the vine. The rich colors and meandering shapes on our porcelain dinnerware and serving pieces were inspired by archival botanical prints. Once the table is set, get ready to bake and serve individual portions of soups, casseroles or vegetables with charming ceramic and cast iron pumpkins. Williams Sonoma has all the harvest décor you need for your seasonal entertaining.
Pumpkin and Truffles. Need we say more? Godiva will be launching their signature fall treats September 1st and we have our hearts set on trying the Pumpkin Trufflelata – A seasonal spin on the Trufflelata shake, hand-crafted with their Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffle, a pumpkin spice and cheesecake ganache in a milk chocolate shell. As if it couldn’t get any better, Godiva is also bringing out Pumpkin Bark – an extremely thick milk chocolate flecked with caramelized pecan nuts and a pumpkin spice chocolate swirl. Our personal annual favorite is the Pumpkin Patch Truffle which resembles a foil wrapped pumpkin and is a very sweet treat for gifting!
BATH AND BODY WORKS
Bath & Body Works is already selling pumpkin-scented products in stores! Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin, a sweet autumn blend of pumpkin, vanilla cream & spicy cinnamon stick, is available in body spray, lotions, hand soaps, Wallflowers and candles and more. Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte, Pumpkin Cupcake, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Apple and Pumpkin Pecan Waffles are other scents up for grabs as well. What better way to relax than pampering yourself with luxurious spicy scents – people will think you spent the morning baking pies!
Yes! It’s true! There is a pumpkin bagel — specifically, Panera Bread’s Pumpkin Pie Bagel. With a pumpkin-spice-cinnamon crunch topping and sprinkled powdered sugar, this pumpkin pie bagel will become one of your fall favorites. Go ahead and grab yourself a pumpkin shaped Shortbread Cookie for dessert and don’t forget to try their Pumpkin Latte which is featuring natural ingredients as well and equally delicious. If you prefer a savory treat, then you must try the Vegetarian Autumn Squash Soup made with butternut squash and pumpkin, of course!
WORLD OF BEER
There isn’t a seasonal beer style more popular than pumpkin ale—it’s the defining front runner of the craft beer market. Few flavors trend as much as Pumpkin does during such a limited period of time, but if you survey brewers, it is hands down the seasonal favorite. At World of Beer you can look out for a number of Pumpkin flavored favorites on tap that won’t disappoint. Some of the offerings include Capital Pumpkinataur, Shipyard Pumpkin Head, Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin, Southern Tier Pumking and more.
So don’t hold back, release your inner pumpkin-eater and indulge in all the sweet and spicy goodies this season has to offer at Destin Commons.