7 Times Pumpkin Spice Went Too Far

We can’t deny our love for pumpkin spice lattes, but these products show there’s a limit to our pumpkin spice obsession
Pumpkin Seeds


Coating pumpkin seeds in pumpkin spice is taking this craze many steps too far.

Though we are definitely always keen to celebrate the end of summer and the start of fall with a classic pumpkin spice latte, there is definitely a limit to our pumpkin obsession. Paired with coffee and frothy milk, we love it; in pumpkin pie, it’s fantastic — we’re even keen on pumpkin spice breakfast cereal.

However, there are many, many occasions when we’ve seen, stumbled upon, or tasted a pumpkin-spice-flavored product that proves this craze really has gone too far. 

Pumpkin Spice Cheese

Flavoring cheese with anything is always risky. Infusing sweet, autumnal pumpkin-spice flavors into cheese really is an insult to the cow, sheep, or goat that created what would have otherwise been delicious food.

Pumpkin Spice Dog Treats

Us humans may be obsessed with everything pumpkin spice, but this doesn’t mean our dogs will be too. Don’t force your own tastes and cravings into your dog’s mouth: We’re 99 percent certain they won’t appreciate pumpkin spice treats.

Pumpkin Spice Gum

We chew gum because it’s refreshing and cleansing. We don’t chew gum to fill our mouths with an overwhelming sweet and spicy pumpkin flavor. It’s just wrong.

Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows

No matter whether you’re thinking about regular marshmallows or our Easter-favorite Peeps, they’ve all been tainted with pumpkin-spice.

Pumpkin Spice Mints

Mints are meant to be minty; mints are not meant to be pumpkin spice-y. Pumpkin spice and mint is a revolting combination. Hopefully that explains why this creation should never have even be thought of, let alone created and sold.

Pumpkin Spice Pumpkin Seeds

We just can’t wrap our heads around coating an actual pumpkin product with artificially flavored pumpkin spice. This creation seems like an insult to the original food that this flavor was supposedly based on.

Pumpkin Spice Vodka

Yes, we want our hot lattes to taste of pumpkin spice. No, we do not want our ice-cold martinis to taste of this cozy, sweet, cinnamon-rich flavoring. Not even on the coldest, darkest days of winter.

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