You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Food & dining

short order

Pumpkin Pie Soda: A soda for the season

The handcrafted soda maker Maine Root, based in Portland and run by brothers Mark and Matt Seiler, pays homage to autumn with Pumpkin Pie Soda. Sounds dubious — and there’s no pumpkin in this seasonal offering — but the flavors come through in spices like allspice, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sweetened with Fair Trade organic cane sugar, the orange-colored drink tastes like spiced cream soda. Says Mark Seiler, “While adults are drinking pumpkin beer, this soda gives kids something special.” Or drink it yourself, as a mixer with a jigger of spiced rum. Available at Harvest Co-op, 580 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-661-1580, and 57 South St., Jamaica Plain, 617-524-1667; Dedham Square Country Store, 626 High St., Dedham, 781-326-8944; Wegmans, 9102 Shops Way, Northborough, 508-936-1900; or go to to

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week