It’s just about to be fall, which means that store shelves, restaurants, and every place else that sells things is about to be full of “pumpkin spice”-flavored options. What started with Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte more than a decade ago has now reached epic—and ridiculous proportions.
A seasonal offering from Burger King Japan: the BK Pumpkin. It’s a standard burger with the usual toppings, as well as bacon, a nut-flavored cream sauce, and two fried pumpkin slices. Also available: the Pumpkin Bomb. It’s the same burger, but with 10 fried pumpkin slices instead of just two. (It’s actually not pumpkin: it’s kabocha, an Asian squash variety that’s extremely similar to the pumpkin.)
Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Body Lotion
Pumpkin isn’t just for eating anymore. Bath & Body Works offers Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Body Lotion, so consumers can moisturize their skin and smell like a pie at the same time. And if that’s too much trouble—as is making a pie—Glade makes Pumpkin scented air freshening products, too.
Fall Frolic Cat Litter
It’s not like your cat even cares, but now your feline can enjoy the pumpkin craze. Available from Tidy Cats is “Fall Frolic” cat litter. Yep, it’s the absorbent crystals that soak up cat waste but now they’re pre-treated to smell like cinnamon and pumpkin.
Another pumpkin product for pampered pets: Twistix Dental Chews. They’re special dog treats that clean the pooch’s teeth as they gnaw. There’s now a pumpkin spice option for all those seasonally conscious dogs out there.
Artificial Butter Substitute
Country Crock is an artificial butter substitute. The margarine comes in an artificially flavored pumpkin spice variety.
Pumpkin Spice Candy Corn
As if candy corn wasn’t fall-centric enough, manufacturer Brach’s has launched a pumpkin spice version.
Some other dubiously pumpkin spiced items that await: chewing gum, hummus, peanut butter, energy drinks, soy milk, potato chips, kale chips, toothpaste…and on and on. There’s so much pumpkin-flavored stuff out there that we’ve actually covered this subject before. Here’s a list of a bunch of other pumpkin products released over the last few years.