Fall in to Pumpkin-Flavored Bliss

How do you know fall is finally here? The air is getting crisp, the leaves are changing, the days are getting shorter, and pumpkin-flavored favorites are everywhere!

The window of opportunity to get your pumpkin-flavored fix is relatively short, so start getting your game plan ready! Here are a few suggestions for your 2013 tour of pumpkin fare.

Pumpkin Pick-Me-Up

It's an obsession that seems to be taking over the world – the pumpkin spice latte. Starbucks, McDonald's, Dunkin' Donuts and Einstein Bros Bagels are on the long list of restaurants that offer their own version of the delight.

Having trouble deciding where to get your next pumpkin-flavored caffeine fix? This blog in the Huffington Post might help!

Pumpkin for Breakfast

Check out Einstein Bros Bagels for an assortment of pumpkin choices. From smoothies to muffins, cookies and bagels, they've got your cravings covered for nearly the entire day!

If you're craving something a little sweeter, Dunkin' Donuts is another great spot for breakfast. Check out their coffee, muffins, and donuts – all pumpkin-flavored for your enjoyment.

Pumpkin Ice Cream

A fan favorite, there are countless ice cream options for pumpkin lovers. Pinkberry, Sonic, Baskin-Robbins, and even Dreyer's all have pumpkin options for your enjoyment, but there's one that stands above the rest.

You knew it was coming! Available through the month of October (and sometimes November, if you're lucky!), the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard at Dairy Queen never disappoints. You can even join the Blizzard Fan Club to be among the first to know when it's available in your area.

Pumpkin for the Health Nut

The pumpkin without all that sugar and cream is a great addition to any diet, but those looking for a healthy option in any restaurant might be searching for a while. If you're craving that pumpkin flavor but are unwilling to stray off your healthy path, try this Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie recipe at home. It might take a little longer, but the work will be worth it!

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