Pumpkin spice 7

The time has come at last: the Great Pumpkin-ing is upon us. Consume copious amounts of orange-colored “pumpkin”-flavored foods and drinks, and be merry!

From breakfast cereals to favorite candies, the flavor is everywhere. But is any of it good?

We tasted all the pumpkin-spice products we could find at Target, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, CVS, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Panera Bread to find out.

Here’s our ranking of the 20 pumpkin-spice products we tasted:

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20. Trader Joe’s pecan pumpkin instant oatmeal

The texture of the oatmeal, combined with a weak flavor, makes for a watery disappointment.

19. Pumpkin-spice candy corn

Incredibly gross. We couldn’t discern any “pumpkin spice” flavoring, just straight sugar — unsurprising, considering it’s candy corn.

18. Nature’s Path Organic Pumpkin-N-Spice trail-mix granola bar

This granola bar lacks the taste of pumpkin spice. It’s essentially sugar-coated pumpkin seeds, clumped together with trail mix.

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