Pumpkin spice is a combination of spices commonly used in pumpkin pie (or in combination with pumpkin). Pumpkin spice ingredients vary from brand to brand, and recipe to recipe. To help you choose the right pumpkin spice jar, I started to assemble the list of ingredients. This is helpful if there’s one particular ingredient that you don’t like.
Traditionally pumpkin spice ingredients includes cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg. Some recipe versions also include ground cloves and/or mace. Looking at different pre-made pumpkin spice jars, they have their own different combinations. And even if the pumpkin spice ingredients are the same, it’s possible they are in different strengths. If you’re looking for a version that includes one spice or excludes another, check out this list below to help you find the right pumpkin spice ingredients for you.
Tip: Don’t forget to double check the ingredients listed on the back before you buy, just in case they changed their formula. If the pumpkin spice latte can be reformulated, I’m thinking it’s always possible that a brand could update their Pumpkin Spice Ingredients too!
|Simply Organic Pumpkin Spice Organic||Frontier Pumpkin Pie Spice Salt-Free Blend||McCormick Culinary Pumpkin Pie Spice||Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Spice||Primal Palate Organic Spices Pumpkin Pie Spice|
Pumpkin Spice Ingredients by Brand
Or sometimes it’s easier to read the ingredient list directly in addition to comparing. Here’s the list for each of the brands listed above. Note, that given some of the ingredients are listed in different orders, meaning that it may have a slightly stronger flavor of that particular spice.
You’ll notice the Cinnamon and Ginger are usually the first ingredients on the list. Followed by nutmeg, but Primal Palate actually puts cloves before nutmeg.
Simply Organic Pumpkin Spice Organic
Ingredients: organic cinnamon, organic ginger, organic nutmeg, organic cloves
Frontier Pumpkin Pie Spice Salt-Free Blend
Ingredients: Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves
McCormick Culinary Pumpkin Pie Spice
Ingredients: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice
Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Spice
Ingredients: cinnamon, ginger, lemon peel, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom
Primal Palate Organic Spices Pumpkin Pie Spice
Ingredients: Saigon Cinnamon, Ginger, Cloves, Nutmeg
Over to you
Have you tried the various pumpkin spice brands? Any one you prefer over the other? Or anything surprise you?