Turns out you might have to wait until December to stock up on all your pumpkin spice foods because they are upcharged a TON during pumpkin spice season!
New research from Magnify Money found that pumpkin spice products this year cost 14% more on average than the regular version of the same products and can go up to a 160% increase based on the type of product.
While upcharging customers for seasonal or limited-time products is nothing new for retailers, because the products are all small-ticket items, customers may not even notice the higher cost or are just willing to pay more for a seasonal treat.
According to some of the research here are some of the prices increases on your favorite products compared to their normal versions:
- Starbucks Latte: Regular ($5.45), Pumpkin Spice ($6.45)
- Trader Joe's Pretzels: Regular ($2.29 for 12 oz.), Pumpkin Spice ($2.99 for 6 oz.)
You can see more HERE, but it might be time to just buy pumpkin spice seasoning and see if that works the same for a lower cost!