Dunkin' Just Announced The Return Of These Popular Fall Products

America may run on Dunkin', but every year as we say farewell to summer and set our sights on autumn, Americans start running to Dunkin' in droves, drawn by the promise of pumpkin-flavored everything. Pumpkin coffee, pumpkin chai, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin muffins. This year, the gourd-fueled stampede starts earlier than usual, with the seasonal goodies set to debut at participating Dunkin' locations nationwide on August 18. 

Dunkin' is hinting at a few surprises to come this year, but the faithful among us can count on the return of classic pumpkin favorites including the ever-popular Pumpkin Spice Signature Latte topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and cinnamon sugar. That delectable pumpkin swirl can be added to just about any drink, though. Ask for a pump of pumpkin sauce in hot or iced coffee, chai latte, cold brew, espresso beverages, frozen coffee, and even frozen chocolate drinks. 

But it's not just beverages that get the seasonal treatment — Dunkin' is pulling out the stops with an array of pumpkin treats including a glazed pumpkin-cake donut (also available in Munchkin donut holes) and a pumpkin muffin topped with white icing and streusel crumble.

And Dunkin' isn't forgetting fall favorite apple-inspired goodies either: Apple cider donut, anyone?

Dunkin' and pumpkin - an annual celebration

Dunkin's fall tradition of releasing a pumpkin-inspired menu items dates back more than a decade to 2007 with the introduction of the brand's original pumpkin donut and Munchkins, according to the official website. The items were an instant hit, and Dunkin' patrons kept asking for more pumpkin-flavored food and beverages, so the company's culinary team jumped in to develop recipes to meet the demand.

While classics like the pumpkin donut and Munchkins return year after year, Dunkin' routinely breaks from tradition for its annual fall menu. The limited-edition pumpkin pie donut, introduced in 2013, was a memorable hit, as was 2015's pumpkin cheesecake square.

In a statement on the company website, Rick Golden, a 29-year Dunkin' veteran who currently serves as the company's global research and development manager, summed up the annual call for all things pumpkin, "Our pumpkin-loving fans look forward to these sweet treats all year; not only because they're delicious, but because they evoke feelings of comfort and nostalgia in every bite."