Pumpkin is Coming

 

Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Spice Everywhere

Each year, there is a countdown to the first day of fall in anticipation of Starbucks releasing their Pumpkin Spiced Latte.  Thereafter, pumpkin spiced everything will be everywhere. How will your company decide to compete during this fall season?

With only a month left until September, the time is growing near that consumers will be searching for the best pumpkin flavored products. The fall and winter seasons mark a time that consumers are looking for something warm and sweet.  This explains why many products introduced during the fall season are desserts and hot beverages that are infused with Pumpkin. Pumpkin pairs perfectly with maple, sage, nutmeg, ginger, caramel, cinnamon and many other unique flavors.

If you are in the business of making smoothies or shakes, pumpkin could be easily added to create a seasonal selection of your product.  By adding in pumpkin powder, along with nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon you could make your own pumpkin spice protein shake or veggie smoothie.  Create a special creamer or syrup that uses pumpkin, so people can use it to make their own pumpkin flavored milkshakes, coffees or teas.

Some easy dessert style products could include cookies, cakes, cinnamon rolls, muffins, waffles, pancakes, ice cream, donuts, and different bread varieties. You could develop a pumpkin butter or icing to go on top of desserts or breakfast items. Pumpkin powder is easy to include in different mixes for consumers to make their own desserts or purchase straight from the store.

If you are looking to develop a product that is a bit more savory, try combining pumpkin with spinach and walnut to create a fall-themed pasta dish. For consumers who want to enjoy their pumpkin, but without all the extra sugar, a savory dish might be the best option. Pumpkin can also be used in soups. Whether you develop a Thai Pumpkin and Coconut Soup, Pumpkin and Cauliflower Soup, or Chicken with Pumpkin and Mushroom, there are many opportunities to develop something rich and robust that consumers are looking forward to in the fall.

If your company is in the snack business, you could use pumpkin to make chips, hummus, or season roasted chickpeas. The ideas are truly endless. Pumpkin is a versatile ingredient that has a way of carrying consumers into the holiday season by welcoming in fall.

Seawind Foods can provide many of the different dehydrated vegetables, spices, and fruits you may want to incorporate into your products. Even if you are interested in some ingredients that we do not have listed on our website, we have access to many different growers, around the world, and can more than likely procure what you are looking for. Contact us for what possible ingredients we could help your business obtain. Pumpkin powder is always in stock.