Monday, September 28, 2015

The Pumpkin Batch Review + Pumpkin Latte Smoothie

As we reach October later this week, pumpkin season will be in full swing everywhere you look. I finally picked up a few pumpkins this past weekend, for decor around the house and outdoors. I also spent time sampling a box of pumpkin-themed items from The Pumpkin Batch and created a new coffee-themed breakfast smoothie {recipe at the end of this post}.

I received the first box from The Pumpkin Batch late last week to review and I'm in love! Full disclosure: I received the September box for free to review - all opinions and text are my own.

The Pumpkin Batch is a monthly pumpkin subscription box that launched in September. I found out about The Pumpkin Batch on Instagram in August and immediately sent an email asking for a box to review.

The company was kind enough to offer readers a special discount: Enter the coupon code chicagojogger15 at checkout by October 10, 2015 for 15% off the first month's subscription.

If you love everything pumpkin, this subscription is for you. From coffee, to sweet treats, to a few items for the home, I love the assortment of goodies that came in my first box. The Pumpkin Batch also provides extra information on each company included in the box. I fully support their choice to select products from local companies, such as the Pumpkin Maple Scone above from the bakery Eat Sweet Treats in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania {The Pumpkin Batch is based in Pennsylvania}.

The box also included delicious Pumpkin Spice Caramels from Avenue Sweets in Salt Lake City, Utah and an instant pumpkin-chocolate muffin from Kodiak Cakes in Park City, Utah. P.S.: Kodiak Cakes was featured on the show Shark Tank, and their products are now available for purchase!

This pumpkin ornament is now hanging in my kitchen, from Primitives by Kathy. It's also available in The Pumpkin Batch online store.

I'm always looking for a pumpkin candle that doesn't smell too sweet, and this Pumpkin Spice Latte soy candle is perfect. The candle is from Copper & Kraft out of Syracuse, New York - find more products in their Etsy shop.

The last two items in the September box were coffee-themed {my favorite}: A #pumpkin mug and Pumpkin Spice ground coffee from Paramount Coffee in Lansing Michigan, both available in The Pumpkin Batch's online store.

For The Pumpkin Batch, "pumpkin season has no end" - boxes will be shipped year-round. As I mentioned above, if you're interested in subscribing, enter the coupon code chicagojogger15 at checkout by October 10, 2015 for 15% off the first month's subscription.

I wanted to create a recipe using one of the pumpkin treats as part of this review, and I came up with this Pumpkin Latte Smoothie using the Pumpkin Spice ground coffee on Sunday morning. If you love the flavor of pumpkin + coffee, this caffeinated breakfast smoothie is for you.

Pumpkin Latte Smoothie
Yields: 1 smoothie

1 frozen banana {sliced}
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup Pumpkin Spice brewed coffee {chilled}
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Optional ingredients~
2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 Tablespoons vanilla yogurt

How to~
Blend in your blender until combined.

To find out more about The Pumpkin Batch, visit their website and follow the company on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.


  1. Dear Celia, What a wonderful sounding smoothie. I know my daughter would enjoy it thoroughly. That looks like the ultimate pumpkin care package. How fun! xo, Catherine

  2. Looks like Pure Happiness in a Box. XOXOXOX