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Halloween Treats; favorite seasonal food and drink items!

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What makes you stalk the grocery stores, gourmet stores, convenience stores, and general retailers looking for that ultimate sign the fall/Halloween season has arrived?

I love seeing anything with pumpkins on the label and I did see Pepperidge Farm Pumpkin Spice Milanos last week! They probably aren't my favorite seasonal treat but I loved seeing them just the same.

I have to say, I have a real weakness for PS Hershey Kisses. They are fantastic for baking with! And of course, Reeses Pumpkins can't be beat. But I have to say, what really signifies the season is the sight of candy corn and mellowcreme pumpkins! They are just so classic!

So, what fall/Halloween treat does it for you?
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This seems like the best place to add this new cereal that is hitting the market. I'm a huge sucker for anything Pumpkin.

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Pumpkin Coffee Creamer and Pumpkin Ice Cream from Braums are my favorites!
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I'm the same with pumpkin flavored things. They can be hit or miss, but when they're a hit I'll stock up on them.

Two of the most nostalgic Halloween treats for me are popcorn balls and caramel apples.
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For me, mulled cider is liquid Halloween.

Pour pure apple cider in a crockpot.
Sprinkle in 2 teaspoons of Ceylon cinnamon (don't use sticks, get the good stuff).
Clove the entire surface of one orange with about 50 cloves. Slice the orange into about 3 pieces. Add to crockpot.
Keep on low for three hours, remove lid, scent entire house, drink in Halloween-appropriate mugs.

Repeat every night in October that is feasible.
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I think it's Russell Stover candies that make them, but they are the individually packaged chocolate covered pumpkins that have a marshmallow or caramel/marshmallow filling. Oh, I like those! I only eat a couple a season, but they are a nice little treat!

I also like the Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins too. Something about the pumpkin shape just makes me happy! :eek:

Also for fall, I find myself wanting to eat more apple-type things, so I make apple cinnamon muffins a good bit, or pumpkin pecan bread. I'm also a huge fan of apple cider (pasteurized!) and we tend to buy that pretty often as it gets a little cooler outside.

Madam Leota - I believe I made a pumpkin spice fudge one year when that flavor of Hershey kisses came out! I found the recipe online, so I'm sure it's on Pinterest or you can google it. You use a lot of the kisses & some condensed milk, if I remember correctly.
I love Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins only ones big shop stocks them near me so don't have them very often :eek:
Pumpkin spice waffles are my favorite! We have these for breakfast most weekends in September and October.
My favorite is something I discovered last year at Trader Joe's - Pumpkin JoJo's. They're like pumpkin oreos!
Appleritas! I believe bud light first launched them last fall! I'm in love :D
Candy Corn is very symbolic and not too bad either. ;) Pumpkin Delights, Reese's products, and Apple Cider as well. Halloween Oreos, Tasty Cake products, and the seasonal cereals too.
Pumpkin Spice all day ;)


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Reading some of the other responses, I remembered something really great - Target's grocery brand, Market Pantry, makes these AWESOME pumpkin cheesecake sandwich cookies! I can't believe I forgot about them - they are really, really good. I bought them on a whim for the first time to have for a playdate gathering (thought the other moms would like them), and I ate like 6 with my coffee and then started hoping that the rest wouldn't get eaten so I could have them ALL TO MYSELF! Mwah ha ha ha ha!

Check out this fun junk food reviewer talking about them - there's pictures too:

I hope they have them again this year!
In general I love candy so Halloween is always a good thing for me :) But I love a Pumpkin Spice Latte and Apple Cider. Sometimes we add a little apple pie moonshne to the apple cider and it is pretty yummy.
Apple anything, YES!! And even, just have some apples, fresh. Or make smoothies with green apple. Love that stuff...
I used to look forward to pumpkin spice coffees but recently discovered I can mix my own whenever I want. I put any coffee,creamer,flavoring,splenda,coconut oil and butter into a blender and it whips into a frothy cappachino!
Just looking at that box makes me have a craving. I'm also a HUGE fan of the black and orange peanut butter kisses!
Does anyone know when Starbucks is bringing back the pumpkin spice lattes? I haven't had one in a few years but they are good. I tried the Starbucks mix they sold in stores last year and it just wasn't the same.
for me, its pumpkin iced coffee. I get them 3-4 times a week before work. Needless to say, I spend a ton of money at dunkin donut in October :D
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