Now that Labor Day's arrived and gone, we're coming to terms with the slow close of Summer and gearing up for cooler climes. Thankfully, there are more than a few new food and drink products on our radar that keep us looking ahead. See what cutting-edge provisions we've got in store this September.
Honey Noosa Yogurt
I'm already mourning the tail end of Spring and Summer berry season, largely because I've been making a regular breakfast of the tart fruits, paired with this decadently creamy (it actually has a bit of cream in it!) honey-sweetened Australian-style yogurt  ($3; prices vary). Luckily, its just-sweet-enough flavor is well suited to spooning up unadorned or dolloping atop apple crisp, so I'm certain it'll end up in my shopping basket indefinitely.
— Nicole Perry, assistant editor
Chandon California Sparkling Red
The mahogany color, pink bubbles, and jammy notes of this Chandon California Sparkling Red  ($30) make it worthy of a visit to the Yountville winery to pick up a bottle. While this delicate, spritzer-like sparkling would pair well any time of the year, its cranberry and plum flavor makes it especially lovely to accompany with Fall and comfort foods like roasted turkey, buttered haricots verts, and rosemary mashed potatoes.
— Anna Monette Roberts, assistant editor
Ayara's When Tigers Cry Sauce
In the first three months that LA-based Ayara Thai  released its all-natural Thai sauces, it's sold more than 500 bottles. After trying the When Tigers Cry Sauce  ($10), I know why: the sauce recipe, which has been passed down from three generations, packs a punch and contains only all-natural ingredients like chili, tamarind, and fish sauce.
— Susannah Chen, editor
The Republic of Tea's Pumpkin Spice
Starbucks pumpkin lattes, you're on notice: this autumnal tea  ($12) has me almost looking forward to gray days, as they make for the perfect excuse to sip on a steaming mug of this warming cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves-spiked treat. I generally take mine unsweetened with a hefty splash of milk, but for an almost dessert-like indulgence, swap in cream. A word to the wise: this variety is limited edition, so stock up!
Smoked Cheddar Cheetos Puffs
Cheetos Puffs Smoked Cheddar  ($4) will be available in stores starting Sept. 17. The bag earned four out of five stars in our taste test, and let's just say it will be very difficult to wait until these smoky Puffs are officially released in supermarkets. The Smoked Puffs have the same airy texture and cheesiness as regular Cheetos Puffs, but it tastes as if they've been roasting by the fire alongside bacon. Snag a bag quick, because they're only on shelves until Nov. 12.