The fall in temperature (followed quickly by leaves changing colours) is a clear indicator that fall has arrived, and along with a ton of fall-themed activities and foods. Most noticeable in the recent years is the sudden presence of Pumpkin Spice Lattes and other autumn-related drinks at coffee shops. While they can cost $4.00-$6.00 at national chain coffee shops, you can make them at home for a fraction of the cost using Torani syrups.
The Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup
is a flavour and spice powerhouse, suitable for those who really like their nutmeg and cloves. While some reviews indicate that it can be overpowering, others find that it hits the right spot and is reminiscient of changing leaves and chilly weather. This syrup is strong in cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom, while delivering a pleasant pumpkin flavour. Not only can it be used in coffees/lattes – people love it in hot chocolate and milk (known as a “Pumpkin Spice Steamer”) as well!
The Pumpkin Pie Syrup
is similar to the Pumpkin Spice, but is milder on the spice and heavier on the pumpkin and sweetness. The cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg are toned down a little in favour of a sweeter, puree-style flavour that is more pumpkin than spice. Feedback from customers indicate this is closer to the flavour that they would get at most cafes.
Love the pumpkin flavour but trying to lead a healthier lifestyle? The Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie Syrup
has you covered – with all the flavour of the Pumpkin Pie Syrup, but using Splenda instead of cane sugar. There’s still lots of flavour from the spices in this syrup, but the pumpkin is the star of the drink and is every bit as sweet as real pumpkin pie, without the unnecessary calories. There’s no need to worry about artificial after-tastes or harmful chemicals, as this sweetener is stable at coffee temperatures.
The Salted Caramel syrup
is the key in caramel brulee lattes, offering something salty instead of sweet or spicy drink that can be enjoyed on cool fall days. The Salted Caramel delivers that lovely salted aspect that caramel lacks on it’s own, using more of your taste buds and flavour receptors. We recommend picking up a bottle of the Salted Caramel (or Sugar Free Salted Caramel
) as a way to add some diversity to your week.
This spice-heavy Chai Tea Spice Syrup
is actually quite similar to the Pumpkin Spice syrup, but is tea-oriented instead of pumpkin. It has all the nostalgic qualities of a fall drink with cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg. This also tends to be a popular offering at national coffee shops.
Don’t forget the other holiday-themed flavoured syrups that add spice and flavour to winter drinks – also great in the fall.