All my Hocus Pocus-quoting, Jack Skellington-loving, infinity scarf-wearing obsessors of all things Pumpkin Spice, it is time. Fall may be a ways away, but the blessed season of Autumnal Anticipation is upon us. Stores have started stocking their Halloween decor. Grocery store shelves are piling up with pumpkin-infused treats.
The grand harbinger of fall, the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, is still a few weeks away, but another highly anticipated sweet — M&M’s seasonal candies — are hitting stores now. As always, the red, orange, yellow, and brown M&M’s are back, but this year, the brand’s bringing out a pumpkin pie variety.
These candies feature white chocolate infused with the cinnamon-y spices you’ve come to associate with fall (and those massive pies your aunt buys from Costco and pretends are homemade). The flavor hit Walmart stores everywhere last week, but they’re not exclusive to the big box chain. Expect to find them at major grocery and convenience stores everywhere in the days to come.
If history is any indication, this won’t be the only new M&M flavor for fall. Typically, Walmart and Target each sell a store-exclusive variety (remember last year’s Butterbeer-esque “Booterscotch” variety?), and the candy company brings back a few favorites, like candy corn M&Ms.