After months of sun, sweat and sand, it’s time to make room for sweaters, fireplaces and all things fall-flavored. Maple, cinnamon, apple and of course our beloved pumpkin are just a few of the delicious flavors we get to embrace during these cooler months. Whether or not the temperatures are cooling near you, it is time to add some autumn to your life. Unsure where to start? Gathered here are the fall-finds that Vitacost customers have been loving. From pumpkin spice cookies to apple cinnamon ashwagandha, this list of fall essentials is sure to have some products you’ll love and will want to keep stocked this season.
9 Fall Essentials Not to Miss at Vitacost
This tried and true protein shake brand has upped its game with fall flavor. With only one gram of sugar, tons of vitamins and minerals including C and E, this protein drink is truly an all-in-one beverage. The pumpkin spice flavor comes through smoothly without being overpowering and tastes great on its own or added to smoothies or coffee.
What the customers are saying: “I absolutely love these! THEY SHOULD BE AVAILABLE ALL YEAR! I use it for creamer! Very smooth and pumpkin-y!” -Cindy
These cookies are the soft-baked fall-flavored cookie of your dreams. Being free of the top 8 allergens most definitely does not mean free of flavor. They also happen to be gum and emulsifier-free. These cookies are perfectly sized, spiced and soft and you will most likely be needing more than one or two boxes.
What the customers are saying: “These cookies may be gluten free but they are soft & moist & absolutely delicious! Just the right amount of pumpkin spices too.” -Louellen
Pumpkin seeds are fiber and protein powerhouses, so it’s no surprise they make a delicious creamy butter. The sprouting of the seeds makes them easier to digest and also helps maintain the healthy enzymes. Try it on toast or oatmeal.
What the customers are saying: “Gopal's Sprouted Pumpkin Seed butter is an essential staple for me, and a game changer. Being on a restricted diet, I was missing nut butters until I tried this. It's mild in flavor, but still tasty. I use it often in so many ways; I couldn't live without it at this point!” –TizS
This fruity spiced tea is a great addition to your fall nighttime routine. It’s perfectly spiced with Vietnamese cinnamon and just enough apple flavor to make it lightly sweet – no honey needed!
What the customers are saying: “I have bought this tea several times. I love the flavor! It helps me to suppress my sweet tooth at night without getting any caffeine that would keep me up. It tastes great just by itself without cream or sugar too.” – Lorraine
Sweetened with maple syrup and a touch of brown sugar, this granola packs the perfect amount of sweetness. The maple flavor is sure to remind you of cooler mornings. Add it to yogurt, over milk or scoop it by the handful.
What customers are saying: “Was looking for a lower-sugar granola. Bought this after reviewing the sugar content in several granolas. Good purchase. The taste is good and it is not real sweet, just right for us. You can always add sweetener if your granola isn't sweet enough, but if it's too sweet right out of the package I can't eat it. So this was a good find. Will purchase again.” -Diane M
While ashwagandha may not be the first that comes to your mind when you think autumn, these seasonally flavored gummies are a must. Ashwagandha is an adaptogen that may help improve your body’s stress response. These gummies pack a punch with a solid dose of six grams of ashwagandha per serving. The natural juice and fruit purees mask the earthy taste to make for a sweet bite of stress relief.
What customers are saying: “I have tried many similar products, and these not only taste the best, but unlike the other's, actually work! They taste like health food product rather than a piece of candy, like most gummy supplements, like a date rolled in cinnamon. I am good with that. No bright artificial flavors either. But, the best part is, I tool one the other day when my anxiety had kicked up a notch, and expecting nothing, was pleasantly surprised when I found within the hour I had calmed down. Seriously, that would be a first for these types of products for me.” -Anonymous
If you’re getting into the fall spirit you might as well let your toddler in on the fun. This baby food is full of autumn flavors and comes in convenient little pouches making them perfect for travel. The addition of chia seeds gives an extra boost of fiber and omega-3s.
What customers are saying; “My toddler loves happy tots as a snack. This flavor is one of them. I feel so good knowing healthy ingredients are being consumed; 3g of fiber, 100% vit A and 600mg omega 3…” -hildao10
Pumpkin doesn’t have to only come in the form of tasty treats. This face mask is made of a unique combination of glycolic AHA, vitamin C and fruit stem cells with manuka honey and our favorite fall ingredient, pumpkin. These ingredients come together to make a refreshing, brightening and exfoliating mask perfect for your fall beauty routine.
What customers are saying: “This by far is my favorite go to product in the morning as I drink my coffee. Apply and relax. You can feel it working its magic. It has a "just right" tingle to it. Once it is removed my foundation is applied for the day to clean and clearer skin. This is an awesome product.” -Sheri S.
While fall does bring cool air, delicious sweet treats and cozy blankets, it also brings dry skin. This deliciously scented cream uses organic pumpkin and jojoba oil to create a deeply moisturizing lotion that is sure to combat the dry air of autumn.
What customers are saying: “This hand Cream is amazing. My skin gets so dry in the winter, and if I apply this 2 times a day, my hands stay moisturized. The scent is nice too, not strong at all.” – Lins21