With pumpkin season officially underway, there are all kinds of Halloween foods available that you didn’t even know you wanted.
The Halloween Whopper
Burger King made headlines around the world when the company debuted a very strange version of their famous cheeseburger at their locations all across Japan in 2014. In 2014, Burger King Japan debuted the Kuro Burger—a black cheeseburger. The buns and cheese were blackened with bamboo charcoal while the ketchup and onions were rendered several shades darker with squid ink. It’s now available in the U.S. as the Halloween Whopper, although modified with food coloring instead of squid ink and naturally dark steak sauce instead of the ketchup.
Pumpkin Spice Oreos
Pumpkin products are all the rage this time of year, and Nabisco has been rolling out all kinds of Oreo variants in recent years, such as Birthday Cake Oreos, Berry Burst, and Cool Mint. The latest: a bunch of Halloween flavors, including Caramel Apple, Candy Corn, and, of course, Pumpkin Spice. However, Oreo made “limited quantities” of them so they’re a little hard to track down. If you can’t track down a package, you can always grab a milkshake made with Pumpkin Spice Oreos at Burger King.
The Deep Fried Pumpkin Spice Latte
Starbucks’ famous latte is one of the first pumpkin products to sweep the nation. First introduced in 2003, over 200 million of them have been sold to date. While the lattes the company are cranking out this autumn are said to finally include real pumpkin (as opposed to “pumpkin spice”—cinnamon and nutmeg), they’re a little too ordinary for some. Behold: the blog Bustle has developed a recipe for a deep-fried version of the beverage.