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Shoppers Will Spend More Money On Carving Pumpkins Than On Buying Pumpkin Products

Every fall it seems like all anyone can ever talk about is “Oh I can’t believe someone is selling pumpkin spice potato chips” or “Really, do we need pumpkin spice shoelaces?” So it may be refreshing to know that when it comes to pumpkins, we’re spending more money to carve them up than we are on buying into the latest pumpkin-flavored craze. [More]


Sales Of Actual Pumpkins Down Amid Pumpkin Spice-Flavored Craze

By now you’d have to be living under a rock where everything smells like dirt and wet rocks not to be aware of the annual pumpkin spice frenzy that overtakes menus across the land every fall. But while it’s not shocking to hear that things that are flavored to taste like pumpkin and/or the spices we love — allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. — are selling like pumpkin spice hotcakes, it’s kind of sad to learn that sales of actual pumpkins are sliding. [More]


Thief Returns Giant Stolen Pumpkin To Its 9-Year-Old Owner

Charlie Brown might be pleased to hear that at least one little boy didn’t have to suffer through a big Halloween disappointment. After winning a giant pumpkin at a local Oktoberfest by correctly guessing its weight, a nine-year-old boy was upset when someone stole it off his porch. All’s well that ends well, though — the thief apparently realized the error of his ways and returned the gigantic gourd with a note of apology. “I’m really sorry about taking your pumpkin. It was wrong of me. You earned the pumpkin.” [York Dispatch] [More]