New season provides tasty, timeless flavors


The fall season is known as the maple harvest season because of the multitude of maple products on grocery store shelves. Both Peet’s Coffee and Trader Joe’s offer maple oat milk, which allows you to make your own maple latte at home. To complement your maple latte, Trader Joe’s also offers sweet options such as maple leaf cookies with maple cream filling, maple kettle corn and maple walnut biscotti.

While it’s normally made with brown sugar, pecan pie can be deliciously made with maple syrup, making it the perfect fall pie. Compared to other pies, pecan pie brings a different texture to the table with the crunchiness of the pecans. It is also relatively simple to make, with most recipes providing one-bowl instructions.


With all types of squash in season, pumpkin is arguably the most popular fall flavor. In recent years, the pumpkin flavor has increased in popularity in all forms imaginable. Both Peet’s Coffee and Starbucks offer the well-known Pumpkin Spice Latte during the fall months, along with different versions of pumpkin cream cold-brews. You can also get all the pumpkin flavored products you wish at Trader Joe’s, which has one of the most extensive pumpkin product lines including pumpkin Joe-Joe’s, bagels, butter, ice cream, cookies and cinnamon rolls. They also have a turkey and pumpkin mole burrito and pumpkin ravioli for those wanting something savory rather than sweet.

With all these different products, don’t forget about the more traditional pumpkin pie. A Thanksgiving staple, pumpkin pie is a comforting and flavorful dessert reminiscent of past fall celebrations.


The change from summer to fall brings more than just orange leaves and cooler weather. Fall also increases the number of apple-flavored products.

Apples are in their prime season during the fall months and come in a variety of different types, from tart Granny Smith to sweet Honey Crisp. Caramel apples and a new Starbucks drink, the Apple Crisp Macchiato, are on the rise. Along with Starbucks, Trader Joe’s also brings in apple-flavored products, including Apple Cider Donuts and Spiced Apple Cider. Besides store-bought items, fall is the perfect time to make homemade apple pie, arguably one of the most classic American desserts. If you take up the challenge of making the pie yourself, Granny Smith and Honey Crisp apple pies both hold their shape well after baking. They have a tart sweetness to every bite.