Treating your pumpkin spice fever

Pumpkin Spice season is upon us. Thankfully, there are lots of options to meet your fall flavor cravings.


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Cakes and other baked goods are a more robust way to enjoy pumpkin spice. While it is more work than a latte or other beverage, it can be impressive if done well.

Maddie Hendricks, Rampage Reporter

Fall is officially here and that means pumpkin spice will be everywhere! Below is a roundup of various food and drink items you can get right here in Dubuque during the autumn season.

Dairy Queen offers a pumpkin pie blizzard, which is vanilla ice cream, mixed in pieces of pumpkin pie, and topped with whipped cream and nutmeg. They also offer a snickerdoodle cookie dough blizzard made up of vanilla ice cream blended with snickerdoodle cookie dough and cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top.

Starbucks is one of the most popular places people go to purchase fall themed drinks. Their specialty is their famous pumpkin spice latte, which contains expresso and milk flavored with pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, and topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices on top. Starbucks also has a salted caramel mocha Frappuccino. This includes mocha and toffee nut syrup mixed with coffee, milk,  ice, and finished off with whipped cream, caramel, sugar, and sea salt sprinkled on top.

Dunkin Donuts has many different “scary good” fall treats. The pumpkin or maple flavored can be ordered hot, iced, frozen and espresso. The apple crisp donuts include apple-filling, caramel icing, and a sweet, crisp oat topping. Dunkin’s maple sugar bacon breakfast sandwich is sure to fill you up. It is a flaky croissant with eggs, American cheese, and double serving of maple sugar bacon. Lastly, the simple, yet delicious, maple cream cheese will spice up any bagel.

Czipars Apple Orchard, a Dubuque area staple, sells apple cider and homemade apple cider donuts tossed in cinnamon, sugar, and other various fall spices. Hours are seasonal and can be checked at

Various items can also be picked up at your local grocery store. Some of these items can be found in both major and generic brands. The list below is a very limited. A quick internet search of “Pumpkin spice foods” yields literally thousands of options.

Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Pumpkin Spice Cheerios

Pumpkin Spice Oreos

Pumpkin Spice Milano Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Belvita

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Pumpkin Spice Twinkies

Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts

Caramel Apple Oreos

Apples and Cinnamon Oatmeal