10 Signs the Pumpkin-ization of Fall Has Gone Too Far (PHOTOS)

Regan Stephens | Oct 13, 2015 Food & Party

Every year, we look forward to certain seasonal staples that mark the end of hot, swampy summer and herald the arrival of fall: apple picking, sweater weather, fistfuls of candy corn, and -- we’re not ashamed to admit it -- the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Its hints of cinnamon, ginger, and autumn’s greatest gourd combine in a frothy, syrupy sweet pick-me-up reserved only for crisp, cool days. 

The drink has gained in popularity over the years, inspiring a flavor fad with pumpkin-spice products popping up in abundance. While some of those things make sense in pumpkin form -- pancakes, cookies, ice cream (don’t knock it until you’ve had one spoonful of Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Ice Cream, made with almost 30 percent pumpkin puree) -- some are downright puzzling. 

Check out our roundup of the weirdest pumpkin spice foods out there this season.

Image via Pinnacle Vodka

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