Fall Flavor Alert: Fresh Twists on Pumpkin Spice—Plus, The Next Big Trend

September 7, 2017 - Article reads in
Five bags of Archer Farms pumpkin spice and apple snack products

Summer’s not quite over, but that first hint of fall is in the air, summoning the savory-sweet flavor of pumpkin spice (and we’ve got some fresh twists that you’re going to love). But before you sip your first latte, save a little room—a new fall flavor trend has arrived: the crisp, warm taste of apple cinnamon. We’re serving up amazing (and creative) treats from both trends that’ll have you savoring every second of fall without straining your budget—and they’re all only at Target.

Our guests start craving all things pumpkin spice earlier and earlier each year, and we’re on top of the trend, developing delicious, innovative and exclusive snacks in-house for our Archer Farms brand. But this year, apple’s coming onto the scene in a big way, so the Target Test Kitchen team baked up special orchard-inspired treats you’re going to love.

Is your mouth watering yet? Take a closer look at each trend, and get a few tips from our Target Test Kitchen friends to take your fall flavor obsessions to the next level.

Now Trending: Apple Cinnamon

Seven bags of Archer Farms apple snack products

So add some apple-infused sweetness, and up the ante with tasty tips from Target Test Kitchen:

Make caramel apples that are monstrously good! Simply insert popsicle sticks into fresh apples and dip in caramel sauce. Before they set, dip the bottoms in Archer Farms Harvest Monster Trail Mix to coat. Let set up in the fridge before munching. Or, for a simple side, arrange sliced apples on a plate, drizzle with caramel and sprinkle with the trail mix.

For a fresh take on the usual chips-and-dip (and the perfect fun after-school snack), find your favorite Archer Farms Apple Chips combination: apple chips with peanut butter? Yogurt? Tahini + honey? Or, when life calls for chocolate, we recommend chocolate hazelnut butter.

Loving this new apple trend, but still craving a classic pumpkin spice fix? We’ve got you covered! Go ahead, soak up all this pumpkin spice glory:

(Still) Trending: Pumpkin Spice

Nine bags of pumpkin spice snack products and a box of coffee cupsPick up your pumpkin faves, then try some of Target Test Kitchen’s fun new ways to indulge those taste buds:

Kick your ho-hum tailgating menu up a notch! Next to the chili (hearty sweet potato-black bean chili, anyone?) arrange toppings like Archer Farms Pumpkin Corn Tortilla Chips, cubed fresh avocado and creamy Greek yogurt or sour cream for garnishing. Or, toss fresh-off-the-grill chicken wings in your favorite sauce and sprinkle with Archer Farms Roasted Pepitas for a satisfying crunch.

Our treats are a feast for the eyes. Make them part of your décor. Fill glass jars of varying heights with your favorites, like colorful Candy Corn Trail Mix, Pumpkin Spice Almonds and Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn. Arrange on the middle of your table and you’ll have a pretty centerpiece that doubles as a satisfying snack ready for taking by the handful.

Target’s the only place to find these unique treats, ranging from just $2.99-$6.79, so swing in to your local store or check out Target.com to grab your favorites. 

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