While the aftershocks of this summer’s avian flu outbreak and the recent loss of pumpkin crops to high rainfall have led to higher prices for the products, analysts say those costs shouldn’t affect this year’s Thanksgiving dinner. [More]
Yesterday, the news broke from Starbucks’ global flavored-espresso-beverage headquarters that the coffee chain would be changing its recipe for the classic pumpkin spice latte, and the world was filled with joy or something. But bakery-cafe Panera was feeling left out: they’ve offered a pumpkin spice latte for almost as long as Starbucks, and their version has always included a small amount of real pumpkin. [More]
In the fall months it seems like every other product contains some kind of pumpkin flavoring: Greek yogurt, coffee drinks, egg nog, and now botulism. Fine, botulism probably doesn’t have a flavor, but the Pumpkin Seed Pesto from Williams-Sonoma may contain the bacteria, which is why it’s being recalled.
Maybe this country’s pumpkin spice obsession has gone a little too far. That must be the case when pumpkin spice condoms and pumpkin spice Four Loko seem completely plausible, and there are multiple brands of pumpkin spice gum on the market. Now we’ve learned that Cedar’s has brought pumpkin spice hummus back, because that is exactly what the world needed. [More]
It started ten years ago with the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks. Pumpkin spice consumer products have spread throughout the marketplace, threatening to bring consumers’ blood allspice levels to dangerously high levels. M&Ms? Sure! Booze? Sure! But why are there so many pumpkin products? This movie trailer explores the Orange Menace. [More]
The NYT Well Blog has a list of 11 healthy foods that you’re probably not eating. Why? Because they’re beets and cabbage, that’s why. Oh well, maybe you can get Jerry Seinfeld’s wife to tell you how other people figured out how to hide these foods in pizza. Just kidding, they’re not all bad. There’s blueberries! And cinnamon!
Its’ pumpkin carving time, folks, and while fake blood is cool—real blood isn’t.