If your idea of a good time in the fall involves cozy sweaters, crunchy leaves underfoot, and pumpkin spice everything, you’re not alone.
From Costco to Trader Joe’s, big grocery store chains go all-in on seasonal items as soon as the leaves start to change for autumn.
Giant pumpkin pie
Costco fans love the baked goods section for several reasons: the prices, the variety, and the sizes! For less than ten dollars, you can snag a huge pumpkin pie for the family… or yourself. We won’t judge.
If you love making gingerbread houses but can’t wait until December, no worries! Costco has a chocolate Halloween house that’s pre-built and ready for you to decorate.
Fans of these cozy slippers wait all year for them to come back to Costco. The Ugg dupes are soft, warm, and cost significantly less than the designer version.
Mum’s the word with these gorgeous flowers! Costco fans can get their money’s worth year-round in the garden section, and every fall they scoop these up to decorate their porches and front steps.
Butternut squash mac and cheese
Trader Joe's aficionados will tell you that if you like this butternut squash mac and cheese, you should load up as soon as you spot it in stores. It's so popular it sells out quickly, but the real reason is that once you try it you'll probably want some more ASAP!
Maple sea salt kettle corn
Salty, sweet, and with just the right amount of autumn, the maple sea salt kettle corn has quickly become a fall favorite for Trader Joe’s shoppers.
Autumnal harvest soup
Fall treats tend to be targeted towards people with a sweet tooth, but this Trader Joe’s autumnal twist on tomato soup is savory and cozy. Serve it with a grilled cheese sandwich for a seasonal take to the classic combo.
Honeycrisp apple candle
While fall candles tend to veer towards baked goods (pumpkin spice, anyone?), Trader Joe’s has taken another classic from the season and translated it into a candle that will fill your home with a bright, crisp scent.
Pumpkin spice and maple vanilla whipped topping
If you have a “more is more” palate, ALDI is here to help you add pumpkin spice whipped topping to your pumpkin pie. If you’re not a huge fan of that spice blend, they also offer a seasonal maple vanilla whipped topping that we want to put on French toast!
Apple cider donuts
If you can’t go apple picking this year, you can at least enjoy a sweet treat from ALDI’s bakery section that will transport you to the orchard.
Pumpkin pie and sea salt caramel hummus
Dessert hummus isn’t for everyone, but if you’re game, try dipping some apple slices or graham crackers into the pumpkin pie or sea salt caramel hummus from ALDI.
Caramel apple crèmes
Sandwich cookies that taste like apples dipped in caramel? Sign us up!
Pumpkin ice cream
It may be fall, but when it’s still warm enough for an ice cream cone, HEB fans get into the holiday spirit with a cool treat that’s seasonal and climate-appropriate.
Thick-cut bacon seasoned with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and pumpkin? It must be HEB’s hayride bacon!
Día de los Muertos grocery bags
HEB’s seasonal grocery bags are really popular, and while we’d love it if they brought back the limited-edition Selena bags, these Día de los Muertos bags are super fun too!