Up here in Canada, we are lucky to experience so many seasons through out the year: winter, fool's spring, second winter, spring of deception, third winter, mud season, actual spring, summer, false fall, second summer, and then we have one season which is dedicated to something completely different than all the rest, pumpkin spice season!
The entirety of what we used to call fall, or autumn, has been taken over by the aroma and flavour of pumpkin spice.
It's definitely something you either love, or hate, there is no in between.
WE.LOVE.IT, so we made an entire box inspired by it (and a little bit of 'everything nice too').
Read below to see the full list of what was included, and the makers behind these delicious products!
Included in September's crate:
- Tu-Bees Pumpkin Spice flavoured honey
- GORP Ginger Snap & Apple energy bar
- Voortman's Pumpkin Spice Wafers
- Prana Organics Maple Spice Granola
- Second Spring Sprouted Pumpkin Muffin Mix
- Eve's Crackers Chili Pepper Pumpkin Seed crackers
- Jewels Under the Kilt Pumpkin Pie Pecans
- Chiamigos Spiced Maple Walnut chia pudding mix
- Patience Fruit & Co. Organic Dark Chocolate & Chai Spices chococrunch bites
Our October crate makers:
As a little girl, founder Nicole Hein spent time thinking up ways to make enough money to be able to buy a horse. After finding her Mom fighting with a honey container, she asked the question that changed honey: “how come no one has put honey in a squeezable tube like toothpaste?”
Why we love them: We all know how it is to fight with a sticky container or jar of honey that a child came up with an idea that solves such a common kitchen problem.
GORP is an acronym - Good Ol’ Raisins and Peanuts, that is well known in the world of backpackers. Colleen, GORP’s founder, is a self-proclaimed “wanna-be triathlete mom” who wanted to provide people with intestinal-friendly food that is ready to go!
Why we love them: These bars are DELICIOUS. We are always on the go, and a grab-and-go snack like this helps keep us fueled and our taste buds satisfied.
Two Dutch brothers had a dream to create delicious baking in 1951, when they opened their first bakery. Since then, they have expanded to retailers across the country. Their products use high-quality ingredients (like whole grain oats, almonds and coconut.) There are also no artificial flavours, colours, high-fructose corn syrup or trans-fat!
Why we love them: They are the nostalgic flavours of our childhood; they have the old classics as well as new products!
After meeting in India, falling in love and starting up a seasonal vegan restaurant in Goa, Alon and Marie-Josée returned to Québec and started roasting nuts in Marie-Josée’s Mom’s kitchen. They have since grown into Canada’s #1 organic snack brand.
Why we love them: This power couple is committed to address social and environmental issues, all while giving us healthy options to fuel our bodies with.
Second Spring creates wholesome sprouted foods that take tradition back. Using the long-known benefits of fermentation and sprouting, their products lock-in nutrients while maximizing taste & texture.
Why we love them: We love the use of old traditions to bring the most nutritious and digestible products to the market.
Starting as a mission to heal her skin from eczema, Eve wanted to create healthy snacks that she could indulge in and feel satisfied after eating. Born in 2016, Eve’s Crackers are certified gluten-free, keto friendly and made from flaxseed sourced from the Prairies.
Why we love them: We are both into health & fitness, and we love a good cracker. Not only are Eve’s crackers tasty, they make us feel good from the inside out!
When they began their rural lifestyle in Ontario, they only wanted to plant 5 nut trees - 100 nut trees later, a snack their friends and family love, and a patent-pending nut roasting process (involving maple syrup) Jewels Under the Kilt was born.
Why we love them: Nuts are a nutritious and satisfying snack that we love. They have so many unique flavours that are so, so good!
A wholesome breakfast option that was first created as their own dependable camping meal. The Amigos are 3 siblings – a teacher, an engineer and a triathlete.
Why we love them: We love a good breakfast that you can add fruit to, and one that is healthy, filling and delicious (bonus)!
Patience Fruit & Co. were one of the firsts to pave the way for organic farming. Believing that the best produce is not rushed, they use a drying process that occurs over a long period of time, making sure their cranberries’ flavour and nutrition is locked in.
Why we love them: We appreciate companies who pave the way for new, sustainable practices. Not to mention the cranberries are delicious to boot!