What's that in the air? The smell of our favorite fall treats! Apple, pumpkin, and maple always bring back memories of crisp fall days. These popular fall flavors are some of our favorite seasonal staples, but people have been making delicious treats with them for several decades.
In the 1930s, companies like Thompson & Taylor Spice Co and McCormick & Company started producing a pre-blended Pumpkin Pie Spice mix so bakers would only have to purchase one container. The popular McCormick blend, originally launched in 1934, includes cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. For our popular Pumpkin Spice Latte Chocolate Bar, we've put our own spin on this classic blend of spices and added in some coffee and pumpkin flavors.
Recently, maple has challenged pumpkin spice for fall flavor supremacy. Luckily, there's no shortage of maple in the north. In 2021, the state of Vermont produced over 1.5 million gallons of maple syrup. To create our popular Kettle-Cooked Maple-Flavored & Bourbon-Infused Pecans we take that delicious natural maple flavor we all love so much and combine it with Bourbon Liquor for a crunchy snack you can enjoy all season long.
Sure, pumpkin and maple are some of our favorite fall flavors, but the one flavor that completes the fall flavor trinity is, without a doubt, apple! The American Pie Council found that 19% of Americans say apple is their pie of choice, with pumpkin coming in at a close second with 13% of the votes. If you love a slice of homemade apple pie, our Apple Pie Chocolate Bar will be your go-to this season. Made with creamy milk chocolate, a hint of cinnamon, dried apple chunks, and kissed with a dash of sea salt, this chocolate bar will remind you of mom's famous apple pie.