Coo-Coo for Pumpkin Spice

The pumpkin spice craze

Jamie Hoover, Staff Writer

Every year you know fall is approaching because 1) the weather changes 2) everyone starts wearing sweaters, and 3) everything is pumpkin flavored.Pumpkin has always had people go crazy for it, maybe because of its sweet but zesty flavor or maybe because it’s just another excuse to be excited for fall. Either way, the word “pumpkin” gets a lot of people hyped up. But, just in the past few years brands and stores have started venturing out and selling pumpkin flavored items a little out of the ordinary. Everyone’s heard about the pumpkin spice latte, but did you know there are about 100 other pumpkin flavored related foods on the market?

As fall approaches, so does the love for all things pumpkin spice. Personally, I like pumpkin and pumpkin flavored things like pumpkin pie, but people have gone to extremes to come up with some not so normal items.  To begin with, we have pumpkin pasta sauce. Just the thought of eating spaghetti and pumpkin sounds disgusting, but I also feel that this would be something that sounds gross but is surprisingly good. Next there is pumpkin spice Gushers, which I would imagine being incredibly gross. There’s also pumpkin Pringles, so now with every crunch you can enjoy a nice taste of pumpkin! But one that particularly stuck out to me was the pumpkin soy sauce. Just imagine dipping your delicious sushi roll filled with rice and fish into a nice pumpkin soy sauce. If you think those are strange, don’t forget about your pumpkin flavored yogurt, gum, Doritos, Twinkies, candy corn, toothpaste, and even listerine breath fresheners.  But, there are multiple items that are actually really good with a pumpkin flavor such as Oreos, bagels, cream cheese, and cinnamon rolls. So, maybe the next time you’re at the store step out of your comfort zone and try some of these weird flavored foods