North Coast Organic Is Delighted to Be Part of the Pumpkin Spice Craze

For many of us, the aroma of pumpkin spice can bring up memories of simple, happy times. At first whiff, we may suddenly be reminded of Halloween, and all the fun we had as a child going door-to-door. Or, we may reflect back to a cozy family holiday, with grandma’s pumpkin pie in the center of the dessert table.

So what is pumpkin spice and why do we crave it so much?

According to Kantha Shelke, a food science communicator for the Institute of Food Technologists and a scientist at Corvus Blue, typically pumpkin spice contains ground cinnamon, nutmeg, dry ginger and clove or allspice mixed together. “In the Western world, the aroma of pumpkin spice immediately transports people to all of the warm and friendly times associated with pumpkin pie, holiday gatherings, families, celebrations, treats, sweets … things that childhood memories are made of….the associations we make with pumpkin spice are generally all very positive.”

That’s because our brains are wired so that smells and flavors can remind us of other things in our lives, and the sweet smell and tantalizing taste of pumpkin spice can trigger a nostalgic emotional response in our brains.

Whatever the reason, consumers in the U.S. love pumpkin spice, and food makers have taken notice. During the holiday season, all types of pumpkin spice products imaginable are created, from coffee, tea, and beer, to ice cream, donuts, bagels, muffins, yogurt and even chips. In fact, in recent years, pumpkin spice has become a craze!

North Coast Organic has pumpkin spice

North Coast Organic also wants to help customers like you reflect back on comfortable, cozy times spent with family and friends. We are delighted to offer pumpkin spice apple sauce in 24oz jars and (new) pumpkin spice apple sauce in pouches! We also offer pumpkin spice apple cider in 32oz bottles. From what we are hearing, our customers absolutely love all three!

Pumpkin spice holiday recipes

To help you satisfy your cravings for pumpkin spice this holiday season, and have something truly special to serve your family and friends, we’ve developed these tantalizing recipes that feature our pumpkin spice products. We invite you to give them a try, and spice up your holiday parties!

Links to recipes here:

Pumpkin Pie

Whole Wheat Carrot Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Spiced Johnnycakes

Oatmeal Pumpkin Bake

Superfood Breakfast Bars

To find out where you can purchase our North Coast Organic pumpkin spice apple sauce and pumpkin spice apple cider, and all of our other wonderful apple sauces, ciders and vinegars, you can check out where our products are sold at markets and grocery stores near you.

North Coast Organic apple products are made in Sebastopol, CA from U.S. grown certified organic apples. They contain no added sugars, preservatives, colorings or flavorings.