Bottled Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Frappuccinos Will Be Everywhere, Not Just Costco

Bottled Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Frappuccinos Will Be Everywhere, Not Just Costco

Last year, there was exciting news for fans of iced pumpkin spice coffee beverages. Starbucks brought its pumpkin spice brand to pre-packaged chilled beverages, selling its bottled Frappuccino products in pumpkin spice flavor exclusively at Costco. Now, to keep capitalizing on the pumpkin spice mania seizing the nation, Starbucks is bringing the bottled PSF to grocery stores across the country. [More]

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General Mills To Inflict Pumpkin Spice Cheerios On The World

You probably thought that just because fall is months away, that means you won’t have to read about any new pumpkin spice flavored products going on the market. Don’t be silly: today, General Mills announced that pumpkin spice Cheerios are a real thing that will be happening. None of us are safe. [More]

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Starbucks Launching Pumpkin Spice K-Cups

We’re still months away from peak pumpkin spice season, but that’s not stopping one of the most well-known pumpkin-flavor peddlers from starting to tease its fall strategy. Starbucks says it’ll launch a new “Pumpkin Spice Caffè Latte” K-Cup this fall.  [More]

Starbucks Introduces Pumpkin Spice Bottled Frappuccinos As Costco Exclusive

Starbucks Introduces Pumpkin Spice Bottled Frappuccinos As Costco Exclusive

I live in a rather deprived part of the Northeast: I can only reach a Costco store by driving more than two hours in any direction. (Except north. That’s Canada.) Today, we learned about a Costco-exclusive product that leaves me wondering whether I’m extra-deprived or better off. Starbucks is selling bulk packs of its bottled Frappuccinos in pumpkin spice flavor, but they’ll only be available at Costco. [More]

Sales Of Actual Pumpkins Down Amid Pumpkin Spice-Flavored Craze

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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]

Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms Are A Thing, If You Were Wondering

Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms Are A Thing, If You Were Wondering

Candy with pumpkin spice flavoring? That’s so very 2013. The flavor wizards at M&M/Mars have gone beyond the tepid cinnamon-ish flavor of their attempt two years ago, and have now added what we’re guessing is a faint hint of coffee flavor to the mix for pumpkin spice latte M&Ms. Yes, this is real. [More]

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Panera Also Serves Up Real Pumpkin In Its Lattes, Keeps Fructose-Laden Soft Drinks

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]

S’mores Candy Corn And Pumpkin Spice Peeps Are Now Things In Real Life

S’mores Candy Corn And Pumpkin Spice Peeps Are Now Things In Real Life

Happy fall! Well, okay, it’s not fall outside, but fall has certainly arrived in the seasonal aisles of stores all over the country. August is when restaurants and food companies introduce their new products. While we are always interested in new seasonal candies and anything pumpkin spice, even we weren’t expecting these new products: S’mores candy corn and Pumpkin Spice Peeps. [More]

Pumpkin Spice Egg Nog Exists To Quench Public’s Infinite Pumpkin Spice Thirst

Pumpkin Spice Egg Nog Exists To Quench Public’s Infinite Pumpkin Spice Thirst

Remember when we featured the Creamsicle-flavored, Halloween-marketed, orange-colored TruMoo novelty milk and said, “At least it isn’t pumpkin spice”? Well, about that. In the novelty dairy beverage cooler at Walmart, right near the orange TruMoo, we found the newest and greatest holiday mashup: pumpkin spice egg nog. [More]

Pumpkin Spice Hummus Is Back In Stores, I Give Up

Pumpkin Spice Hummus Is Back In Stores, I Give Up

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]

Pumpkin Spice Oreos Are Real, Hit Stores September 24th

We had plenty of unofficial evidence and off-the-record confirmation of the existence of pumpkin spice Oreos, but couldn’t be definitively, publicly sure that they were official and real. Yes, the artificial flavor wizards over at Nabisco have given us Oreos flavored like limeade and cookies and creme Oreos, and everything else in the world already comes in pumpkin spice flavor, it’s not surprising. However, the news is official now. [Oreo Twitter]

Pumpkin Watch: Trident Also Has Pumpkin Spice Gum


Need something inedible and fall-flavored to chew on while you mourn the non-existence of pumpkin spice flavored condoms? There’s more than one pumpkin spice gum on the market. This Trident variety was spotted at Target, which is America’s Pumpkin Spice Central. A reader of The Impulsive Buy spotted it in the wild, One of their readers declares it to be acceptable: the flavor lasts 15-20 minutes if he chews two pieces. Assuming that what you want is for the flavor to last. Some people are into that kind of thing. [The Impulsive Buy]

No, Pumpkin Spice Condoms Are Not A Real Thing

No, Pumpkin Spice Condoms Are Not A Real Thing

Here at Consumerist HQ, we were both intrigued and horrified when a plausible-looking mockup of a pumpkin spice flavored condom spent the weekend circulating around the Internet. If pumpkin spice gum and bacon condoms can exist, why not? Alas, the wrapper circulating online isn’t real, even though some people kind of want it to be. [More]

Pumpkin Spice Watch: Yogurt, Cookies, Ice Cream

Pumpkin Spice Watch: Yogurt, Cookies, Ice Cream

America has not yet reached peak Pumpkin Spice. We apparently haven’t decided on the next fall flavor yet: it could be pecan, or maybe candy apple. If you can’t get enough of the pumpkin-like flavor, we’ve learned about some new pumpkin spice products on the market: you can learn all about them or clutch your taste buds in terror. Whatever works for you. [More]

The Pumpkin Crème Brûlée Latte Is Now A Thing At Dunkin’ Donuts

The Pumpkin Crème Brûlée Latte Is Now A Thing At Dunkin’ Donuts

It’s the last official week of summer, but did you think that America had reached peak pumpkin yet? Of course it hasn’t. Apparently the early lattes, pumpkin-flavored peanut butter, toaster strudels, and gum weren’t enough. Dunkin’ Donuts has raised the pumpkin stakes by offering pumpkin crème brûlée latte coffee drinks, and pumpkin mocha drinks. I don’t understand. [More]

Pumpkin Spice Gum Hits Shelves, Consumerist Editor’s Forehead Hits Desk

As Peak Pumpkin Spice approaches, eventually, food manufacturers will run out of items that they can inject real or artificial pumpkin flavoring and spices into. When that happens, we’ll end up with ridiculous things like pumpkin spice flavored gum. …Oh. Look at that. Well, flavor wizards, if we’re going there, how about some pumpkin spice toothpaste? I don’t like gum, but I would definitely buy that. Maybe some dental floss, while you’re at it? Mouthwash? [The Impulsive Buy]

Pumpkin Spice Oreos: This Could Really Be Happening

Pumpkin Spice Oreos: This Could Really Be Happening

If you’re looking for something to dip into your Pumpkin Spice latte, Nabisco might have you covered. Yes, it’s yet another novelty Oreo flavor, and yet another pumpkin spice flavored something-or-other. Of course you can have Oreos for breakfast. Stop looking at me like that. [More]

Pumpkin Creep: Pumpkin-Flavored Toaster Strudels Hit Shelves In July

Pumpkin Creep: Pumpkin-Flavored Toaster Strudels Hit Shelves In July

For years, we’ve chronicled the terrifying rise of holiday creep, a phenomenon where retailers put holiday-related items out before any rational person would shop for Santa hats or turkey centerpieces. Other retail seasons creep, too, like back-to-school. And pumpkin season. [More]