5 Things That Should Never Have Been Pumpkin Flavored

By James Oliver Cury


People get very creative with their Halloween costumes—Groot the Talking Tree, apparently, will be huge this year. But when it comes to food and drink, this season tends to be all about one ingredient: pumpkin.

When applied to pie or soup, that’s a great go-to ingredient. But sometimes a little creativity can be a bad thing. And I’m not talking about the now-debunked myth that Durex was going to release a pumpkin spice condom this year. I’m referring to gratuitous pumpkin exploitation. Below, I name names.

Pumpkin Pie Vodka


Because God forbid you should get to the bar and not be able to get your pumpkin fix.

Pumpkin Spice Fettuccine


Oh yeah, real authentic guys. Just like mama used to make.

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Pumpkin Hershey’s Kisses


An excuse for different wrapping paper more than anything else.

Pringles Pumpkin Pie Spice Potato Chips


The scariest flavor Pringle’s ever released. Made from the pumpkin-pie-spice potato, no doubt.

Pumpkin Spice Oreos


Is nothing sacred? And orange cream? Really?

photos: Diane Fields; courtesy of brands

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