This was originally published in 2021, but the author stands by her claims that pumpkin has gone too far (especially because more and more things are added every year).


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Pumpkin Spice, You’ve Gone Too Far

It's 100 degrees outside, but according to all the coffee shops, it's already PSL season. And, while I am personally not a fan of PSL, I get them. I also understand pumpkin muffins, bread, and other recipes. But these days, you can find pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING, and it's just gone too far.

psl cartoon
This is DEFINITELY how it works.

I reached out to my favorite crowd sourcing app, Facebook, and had people send me the weirdest things they had seen. And man, the people did not disappoint. I'm going to break this list down into two categories: food items and non food items. And then let you decide...

Has the pumpkin craze gone too far?

New in 2023:

  1. Hefty garbage bags. Yes. You read that right. You can now buy pumpkin spice scented garbage bags. Isn't that what we all needed? Companies everywhere: stop adding pumpkin scents to things that don't need them. People: stop buying this stuff!

Hefty garbage bgs

2. Wendy's Pumpkin Spice Frosty (and a PS cold brew). Supposedly, it tastes more like pumpkin pie than pumpkin spice, but I'll let you be the judge of that. Someone let me know!

pumpkin spice Frosty

Food Items:

  1. Ok, I kinda get this one. Might be ok on a bagel. But I'm easing you into the insanity of this list. You've been warned...

pumpkin spice cream cheese

2. Oreos. This is unnecessary.


3. Kool-Aid. Kool-Aid? Why?

pumpkin spice Kool-Aid

4. Twinkies. Twinkies are already gross. Why go and make them even worse?


5. Pop Tarts. Honestly, most flavors of Pop Tarts are gross, so why not this?

pumpkin spice pop tarts

6. Ravioli. I MIGHT be ok with regular pumpkin ravioli, but pumpkin SPICE? No...


7. Protein bars. These might be ok. Maybe.

pumpkin protein bar

8. Chips. What are you supposed to eat these with??

pumpkin chips

9. Gum. Yep. Gum.

pumpkin spice gum

10. Hummus. Several companies make this. I just don't get it.

pumpkin spice hummus

11. Macaroni and cheese. Another one I could maybe understand if it was just pumpkin, but who wants a cinammon-y mac and cheese? Who?

pumpkin spice mac and cheese

12. Cereal

pumpkin spice cheerios

13. Marshmallows. Once again, why?

pumpkin spiced marshmallows

14. Ok. I saved the worst few for last. SPAM. Why???


15. Sushi. Pumpkin sushi. Seriously. It's gone too far!

pumpkin sushi

16. Pumpkin goldfish... Why? Who are these for? Kids? Mine wouldn't touch them. Adults? Is this what people are bringing to cocktail parties these days?

pumpkin spice


Non-Food Items

  1. Chapstick. It's too much. I don't want to be breathing in that scent.


2. A pedicure kit. There are facials too, but I couldn't find a picture.

3. Cleaning products. I can maybe get behind these for the fall.

pumpkin spice cleaning prodcuts

4. Lip color. Nothing says fall like pumpkin spice lipstick.

lip color

5. Dog treats. Even the dogs get their PSL spice fix.

dog treats

6. Once again, I've saved the best for last. Lube. WHY??

pumpkin spice lube

7. And condoms. Because...



BONUS ITEMS (Don't forget; originally published in 2021)!

These just made me laugh.


pumpkin spice masks

Covid-19 Vaccine

pumpkin spice vaccine

And this one may be real... But still funny.

communion wafers

So what's the verdict? Has this craze gone too far? Or do you still want more?

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