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Fall flavors are some of the most highly-anticipated ingredients of the year. Pumpkin spice, apple, maple, blueberry, and salted caramel are just a few of the tastes of the season. Pair those with a sweet tooth, and you may not want to continue reading…

We’ve got the scoop on the area’s must-haves this fall for when you’re craving something sweet. Happy fall! 

Spoiler Alert: You will most likely visit one of the following businesses for a sweet bite very soon.

Cider donuts are a classic treat in New England and serve as the gateway to crisper autumn days. When Pigs Fly now has apple cider donuts and caramel apple donuts baked fresh daily and with all natural ingredients and a whole lot of love. After Columbus Day, you can stop in to try their homemade pumpkin bread. Mark it in your calendar!

Cider Hill certainly does not disappoint with an array of autumn flavors infused into cobblers, muffins, scones and cookies…and let’s not forget about their infamous cider donuts. Yum! Don’t forget to peek through the glass to watch the donuts being made right in front you!

If you’re looking for a flavorful twist, there’s something for the whole family at Changing Tides Café & Donut Shop with fall features like apple fritters, blueberry glazed donuts, caramel frosted donuts, apple cinnamon + apple glazed donuts and toasted coconut. Stay tuned for their fall drink special in an upcoming issue.

Chococoa introduced its newest Whoopie…Apple Cinnamon Cream! Pair it with a hot or iced Chai-der, a blend of half chai and half cider for the perfect burst of fall flavors. If you’re looking for a healthier treat, these Whoopies are made with all-natural and local ingredients, no preservatives or additives, plus no trans fats. Pop by the store to check out other sweet treats this fall.

Savor these last few mild evenings and stop for some ice-cream! Simply Sweet has both pumpkin and maple soft serve; Harbor Creamery added two new flavors to their assortment: apple pie and pumpkin ice cream; and Hodgies Too of Newburyport is featuring pumpkin cookies & cream ice-cream and Indian Pudding, a mixture of cornmeal and molasses with nutmeg and cinnamon. Tasty!

If you receive a daily dose of Dunkin’, their menu has been spiced up for fall with their traditional pumpkin donut and muffin, and they even added in apple cider donuts and munchkins as new items this season!

Be sure to check out more sweet treats at local member shops in greater Newburyport!

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