Fall Treats and Drinks


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Abigail Muth, Staff Writer

The flavors of each season are the best way to get yourself in a festive mood. Fall is especially a great time to order a pumpkin spice latte or some apple cake and really set the tone for the new incoming time of rest and coziness.

There are so many different flavors associated with fall that it can be hard to pick a favorite. One thing is for sure when pumpkin spice hits the Starbucks ads, fall is right around the corner. Some may choose to head to the drive-through lines in order to fulfill their fall fancies, while others have generational traditions to live out or recipes to make.

“When I eat a pumpkin whoopie pie, it makes me feel really happy because some of my best memories are eating them with my family at the apple orchard. It’s nostalgic,” junior Kaitlyn Kelly said.

Kelly grew up in southern Maine and will miss the autumn chill and nearby apple orchards this year as she will be spending the season in Florida. Many people associate certain fall smells or flavors with nostalgic memories, especially during the coziest season of all.

“A great fall food is my grandma’s apple pie,” junior Delaney McLean said.

Mclean falls into a special group because her birthday is on November 6th, right at the heart of the season. This doesn’t take away from the fact that a homemade dessert is often the best way to celebrate anything, especially if it was made by someone you love most.

Of course, there are the classics: apple tart, pumpkin pie, stuffing, and many more unbeatable flavors of the season, but what are some of the best ways to enjoy them? Many think the only way to enjoy a fall classic is with friends and family.

“From my hometown, a lot of people do outdoor picnics when it starts to get colder,” freshman Meg Gunderman said.

Especially in Florida, where it never gets to the point of unbearable cold and one of the best things going for it is the beach access in fall months, a picnic with your favorite fall meal is a must-do.

If you’re feeling really crafty, there are always ways to make the great seasonal flavors into an activity. Of course, cooking or baking is the best way to make a special fall treat, but for those who want to get a little more involved, you could always carve pumpkins and roast the seeds or even give a try at making homemade apple cider.

Overall, fall is a time to get cozy, and what better way to relax than with a caramel latte or hot chocolate? Taking advantage of fall treats can up the ante of a successful season. What new flavors will you try this season?