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Pumpkin spice craze

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  • Written By: Michelle Aliprantis, MBA Regional Director of Business Development, Marketing and Communications | PA Markets Roxborough, Suburban, and Lower Bucks Hospital
Pumpkin spice craze

Tis the season for pumpkin-flavored everything. We've got the lowdown on the healthiest pumpkin-flavored menu items at Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks, and Wawa.

Once the table from the last summer party has been cleared and Labor Day weekend has passed, it seems like there's only one thing on everyone's minds: pumpkin.

In recent years, the pumpkin spice craze has reached a fever pitch. The number of pumpkin-flavored or scented items in the grocery store has grown to include crackers, chicken sausage—even pasta sauce.

These limited-time offerings are fun and sometimes even tasty, but they also often pack on excess calories, sugar and fat.

Luckily, there are plenty of pumpkin spice products that you can enjoy without threatening to your waistline. Check out our list of a few healthy picks for pumpkin lovers.

Item

Serving size

Calories

Sugar (g)

Fat (g)

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Light Frappuccino

12 oz.

120

19

<1

Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin Munchkins

3 pieces

180

12

7.5

Wawa Pumpkin Spice Coffee

12 oz.

0

0

0

Halo Top Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

½ cup

90

7

3

Pumpkin Spice Cheerios

¾ cup

110

8

2

Chobani Pumpkin Harvest Crisp

1 container

210

17

8

Quaker Instant Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

1 packet

160

11

2.5

Special K Pumpkin Spice Pastry Crisps

2 crisps

100

7

2

Milano Pumpkin Spice Cookies

2 cookies

130

10

7

Caramel Almond Pumpkin Spice KIND Bars

1 bar

200

5

3.5

Celestial Seasoning Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Black Tea

1 teabag

0

0

0

BOOMCHICKAPOP Pumpkin Spice Kettle Corn Popcorn

1¼ cup

140

11

8

Planters Pumpkin Spice Almonds

25 pieces

160

12

5

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