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14 New Foods To Get Excited About In September

There's plenty of new food to snack on this month, from Hot Pockets to Pumpkin Spice Goldfish.

September signals the classic back-to-school, end-of-summer rush that very few of us look forward to. Good thing there are so many late-summer snacks and entrees hitting grocery store shelves and fast food menus that we can get excited about.

As you'll see in the following list, fall flavors are steadily trickling back into the snacking landscape, and there's no shortage of warm spices and pumpkin to satisfy autumnal diehards. Check out the most exciting foods September has to offer.

Del Taco Honey Chipotle BBQ Brisket

Del Taco is bringing Honey Chipotle BBQ Brisket to its menu with the launch of three new items: the Honey Chipotle BBQ Brisket Quesadilla, the Epic Honey Chipotle BBQ Brisket & Bacon Burrito, and the Honey Chipotle BBQ Brisket & Bacon Fries. All that sweet, meaty flavor is available on the menu right now. The chain is also bringing back its Funnel Cake Fries as a dessert to round out your meal.


Freddy’s Pumpkin Pie Concrete and Shake

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is ready to usher in fall and has just launched two pumpkin-pie-flavored desserts. The Pumpkin Pie Concrete features vanilla frozen custard blended with a slice of pumpkin pie (crust included) and topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. The Pumpkin Pie Shake is made with the same ingredients, but with milk added for a slightly more sippable consistency. Both are available for a limited time.


Fireball Whiskey Flavored Weber Seasoning

When you're pulling steaks off the grill, do you ever think, "This could really use a shot of whiskey"? Weber Seasoning has just launched three new varieties of seasoning inspired by the flavor notes of popular whiskey spirits. Fireball Whiskey, Buffalo Trace Whiskey, and Southern Comfort Whiskey Flavored Weber Seasonings will be available at Kroger stores. The Buffalo Trace variety will also be available in a larger 9-oz. bottle exclusively at Sam's Club beginning in September. All three seasonings are non-alcoholic.


Hot Pockets X Hot Ones

If, with the fading of summer, you worry you'll miss the feeling of baking in the sun and sweating through your clothes, Hot Pockets has a new collaboration that will bring uncomfortable amounts of heat. Partnering with Hot Ones, Hot Pockets has launched four new pockets with some truly spicy Hot Ones–branded sauces. They are:

  • The Spicy Garlic Chicken & Bacon pocket, featuring The Classic Garlic Fresno
  • The Smoky Green Chile Cheesesteak, featuring Los Calientes Verde
  • The Hot Habanero Pepperoni and Sausage, featuring Los Calientes Rojo
  • The Fiery Hot Pepperoni, featuring The Last Dab Apollo
  • The new Hot Pockets are available at retailers nationwide for $3.29. However, the Fiery Hot Pepperoni will be exclusively available via Gopuff for $5.49.

Goldfish X Dunkin’ Pumpkin Spice Grahams

'Tis the season of pumpkin spice everything. It's an inevitable part of the fall season at this point, but thankfully, it's a tasty one too. Once again, Goldfish and Dunkin' have come together to release Goldfish Dunkin' Pumpkin Spice Grahams, tiny snack grahams with notes of pumpkin, doughnut glaze, and autumnal spices. The fish-shaped grahams are available online at shop.goldfishsmiles.com and in stores wherever Goldfish are sold for $3.69, while supplies last.


Panera’s Cinnamon Crunch Bagel

In addition to bringing back its Cinnamon Crunch Latte, Panera is introducing a brand-new breakfast item with the same crunch: the Ham, Egg & Cheese on a Cinnamon Crunch Bagel. Panera boasts that this bagel flavor sells over 85,000 orders per day, with over half a million customers choosing it every week. Will its notes of cinnamon and sugar pair with breakfast meat and eggs? That's for you to decide.


Popeyes Sweet ‘N Spicy Wings

It isn't just pumpkin spice season—it's football season. Popeyes has just added a new wing flavor to accompany your game day watch parties: Sweet 'N Spicy, which features a blend of chili, garlic, and ginger. You can get an order of six of these marinated wings starting at $5.99, but only for a limited time. Customers who order through the Popeyes app get free delivery on orders of $15 or more until September 10.


Krispy Kreme Strawberry Glazed Doughnuts

Back for only the third time in history, Krispy Kreme will be selling its Strawberry Glazed Doughnuts over Labor Day Weekend. From September 1-4, you can get the vibrantly pink doughnuts from participating Krispy Kreme locations nationwide. The doughnuts will also be available for pickup or delivery via the Krispy Kreme app.


Arby’s Big Game Burger

Arby's is ready to bring on the meats for the football season. A new limited-time item, the Big Game Burger, will hit the menu September 12 for $8.79. It features a blend of beef, elk, and venison, and it's topped with Swiss cheese, pickles, crispy onions, and a dark cherry steak sauce. Get your hands on this meaty behemoth at Arby's locations nationwide.


Kraft Mac & Cheese 30-Pack for College Students

Back-to-school season isn't just for packing little kids' lunches—it's also time to stock up on dorm-friendly foods. Kraft has launched its first-ever 30-pack of Easy Mac Cups so that mac and cheese is never out of reach for college students; the microwavable single-serve cups even come with reusable utensils. The Kraft Mac & Cheese College Care Pack is available exclusively on Amazon for $29.99, while supplies last.


2Hoots Hard Iced Tea

Refreshing summer drinks don't have to end just because the sun is setting a little earlier. A brand-new boozy beverage is hitting shelves this month: 2Hoots Hard Iced Tea is available in Original, Half & Half, and Zero Sugar varieties at stores across the country. Each drink contains 5% alcohol and prices vary by state. You can find it by going to the store locator on the brand's website.


Shake Shack’s Hot Menu

Shake Shack is bringing back one of its spiciest items and creating a full Hot Menu to match. The Hot Chicken Sandwich is back for the fourth time, and Shake Shack is also releasing a Spicy Shackmeister Burger, Spicy Fries with Ranch Sauce, and Spicy Cheese Fries with Ranch Sauce. Each item is dusted with Shake Shack's most punishing spice blend to bring the heat. All of the items will be available at Shake Shack locations starting September 8 for a limited time.


Banza Protein Waffles

Banza, a brand known for its protein-packed pasta and gluten-free pizza, has entered the breakfast space with its new Protein Waffles. The waffles are made with chickpeas and are available in Homestyle, Blueberry, and Chocolate Chip flavors. The product will be available to purchase exclusively at Whole Foods Market locations nationwide for $6.49, and online at Amazon and EatBanza.com.


Oscar Mayer Breakfast Scramblers

The fall season can get pretty busy, so convenient breakfast options are always welcome. Oscar Mayer is launching its first-ever refrigerated convenient breakfast product: Breakfast Scramblers. These include a mix of meat, potatoes, and cheese in one ready-to-eat container. The new product will be available at grocery stores nationwide this month.