Breezy Weather Calls For Fall Delicacies

Elizabeth Wolfe, Staff

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As the weather turns cooler, the air becomes crisper, and the leaves fall from the trees, the feeling of fall puts us in the mood to enjoy some of our favorite seasonal delicacies. Warm, aromatic foods and sweet treats dominate menus during this season. Foods that satisfy our need for warmth in the bitter weather make them preferred choices as the days grow shorter and colder.  The following includes a list of fall-style treats to devour this season.  



Many types of food this time of year come in a pumpkin flavor. A classic pumpkin dessert, the sweet pumpkin pie, is eaten all season long, but is mostly associated with Thanksgiving. Pumpkin pie can be enjoyed in various ways: plain, with ice cream, or with a dollop of whipped cream.

Pumpkin seeds are another fall staple during this spooky time of the year. Many people flock to farmer’s markets, produce stores, and Linvilla Orchards to find the most suitable pumpkin for carving. After this artistic process is complete and the inside of the pumpkin has been scraped out, the seeds can be picked out and toasted to create a sweet or salty snack.

Additionally, pumpkin spice flavored coffees fill cafes. Wawa, Dunkin’, and Starbucks all have their own unique takes on this seasonal flavor. These drinks are highly rated this time of year as the warm, spiced taste can pacify the biting winds of fall. Pumpkin spice is usually a limited edition drink, so it is best to hurry before it goes out of season.


Apple Cider

Apple Cider is a fall necessity since this season coincides with apple-picking. This fragrant drink is usually heated to create a more intense flavor. Apple cider is the perfect drink to curl up with by the fire with a good book. As an alternative to the sweeter, more wintry drink, hot chocolate, apple cider has more of a fall appeal due to its seasonal apple aspect as well as the flavor of cinnamon and nutmeg.


Butternut Squash Soup

For a more eclectic taste, butternut squash soup is a thick, orange soup that is both savory and sweet. In addition to pumpkin, many other types of squash, such as butternut squash are in season during the fall. Butternut squash soup makes a delectable meal when paired with a roll. This soup remains enjoyable all throughout fall, as it is also a favored Thanksgiving dish. Therefore, this appetizing soup can remain on menus even as fall fades away.



As Halloween, one of the highlights of fall, quickly approaches, grocery stores are stocked with large arrays of candy to be handed out to the trick-or-treaters on October 31. Even though candy is enjoyed year-round, Halloween traditions make fall a key period of the year to indulge in such sugary treats. One type of candy that is specific to this time of year is candy corn. The orange, white, and yellow striped sweet may not be the most popular candy handed out to trick-or-treaters, but it is not uncommon to see it in stores and on living room tables this fall season.

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