by | Nov 23, 2021 | Z

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2021 @ 7:10 pm.

What is the best pumpkin spice candy? To find out, we tried candy from a dozen brands that promise the taste of fall—pumpkin spice! Which had just the right notes of cinnamon? Which tasted like pumpkin pie? Here are our picks.

FYI: We've been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. We don't take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported!

Finding the Best Pumpkin Spice Candy

It is a tough job, but somebody had to do it.

We tried 10+ brands of pumpkin spice candies to find the best bets. Yes, we tried a plethora of pumpkin spice caramels, plus traditional candy.

When it comes to pumpkin spice candy, there are two camps of folks out there: those that want more pumpkin in their pumpkin spice. And other folks who prefer more notes of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Since there is no right or wrong answer there, we tried out a wide range of candies that promised pumpkin spice flavor.

Here are the ones we think are best:

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Best Budget-Friendly

So delicious
These soft caramels have just the right amount of spice, which balances the pumpkin flavor notes. Great gift idea—and the price is easier on the wallet than other brands we tried.
$5.39 ($0.57 / Ounce)

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Best Wafer Candy

Just like pumpkin pie
You can taste the cinnamon flavor here—and it is glorious! Like a pumpkin spiced latte, in candy form.
$12.16 ($1.25 / Ounce)

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Best Gift Idea

So smooth and yummy
Yes, these caramels are pricey, but wow! We loved their soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture! The pumpkin flavor is subtle, with notes of nutmeg and cinnamon.

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About the Authors

Denise & Alan Fields are consumer advocates and best-selling authors. The Fields have authored 12 books with three million copies in print, including the best-selling guide to baby gear, Baby Bargains.

The Fields have been featured and quoted in the New York TimesWall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times.

As consumer products experts, the Fields have been guests on the NBC Today Show, Good Morning America and ABC’s 20/20.

How We Pick Products To Recommend

We often turn to our readers (3 million strong!) to find products to recommend. We ask our parent readers for their favorites and consider their real-world experiences in our recommendations.

When we test a product, we always purchase it with our own monies. We do not take free samples, as we believe that compromises our independence.

We also fact check manufacturer information with our own measurements. If a maker claims a product weighs X pounds, we will weigh it to make sure. If the battery life is supposed to be six hours, we will see how it stands up in the real world.

In some cases, we will do interviews with experts in the field to get additional feedback on products.

To get hands-on time with products, we regularly meet one-on-one with gear companies and even tour manufacturing facilities. (When we do this, we pay our own travel expenses).

Why Trust Us

We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do extensive research, evaluating products with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability.

We make our living off of affiliate commissions, but we always recommend what we think are the best bets for our readers (not the ones that are the most expensive). We are always looking for products that offer the best bang for the buck.

Our independence is a key reason why we have been doing this so long. As we mentioned above, when we purchase a product for hands-on testing, we do so with our own money.

Here’s another key point: we don’t take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no “partnerships.” Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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