60 Days of Halloween – Pumpkin Spice

Fall is the season where we think of colder days, leaves turning colors, & of course pumpkins! Not just for decoration, but also to eat. The “pumpkin spice” craze is upon us with a lot of manufacturers and retailers bombarding us with the “special twist” on their products. Often touted as “limited edition” or “special edition”, it’s just a gimmick to cash in on the season. I wanted to share 6 products that are out now in today’s post:

Pumpkin 1

Country Crock Pumpkin Spice

Country Crock “spices up” their regular spread during the fall season with their pumpkin spice variety. Beautiful and smooth-tasting on toast or English muffins, the flavor isn’t too intense (which is the way I like it).

Pumpkin 2

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Most gas stations and convenience stores have this in their stable of cappuccino & latte machine flavors. My local gas station has been advertising the arrival of their “Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino” for a month now. Depends on the store, some have a hint of pumpkin spice while others knock you down with the pungent aroma and deep spicy flavor. I’ve had some where I would have to add vanilla creamer just to counteract the strong, strong pumpkin spice flavor.

Pumpkin 6

“Limited Edition” Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream

Just about every ice cream manufacturer has their own spin on this seasonal delight. For some, it’s a straight orange color ice cream with pumpkin spice mixed in. For others it includes chunks of pumpkin pie (crust included) to get that flavor. For still others it’s a creamy, cheesecake flavor with hints of pumpkin spice.

Pumpkin 4

Pumpkin Pie (or Spice) Air Fresheners

From room deodorizers, candles, “smelly jelly”, to even air fresheners for your car, you can have the smell of fresh-baked pumpkin pie just about anywhere. The cheaper versions don’t tend to linger or be as strong-smelling as some of the higher-end products. We always get one for the living room, a nice “hint” of the season.

Pumpkin 5

Pumpkin Spice Pudding

Haven’t tried it, don’t care to. I mean if you’re gonna want the taste of pumpkin, eat a piece of pumpkin pie for goodness sake! Forget the calories, forget the carbs, enjoy a small sliver of pie instead of the facsimile!

Pumpkin 3

Pumpkin Spice Gum

Three dreaded words. This does exist, I just haven’t found a retailer yet that carries it (I haven’t been looking that hard, though). All I have to ask is, “Why????”


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  1. […] thought I had covered the pumpkin spice phenomenon pretty well, but this morning our own Jen the Intern forwarded an article she found with A LOT more […]

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