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Your Pumpkin Pie Probably Has No Actual Pumpkin In It

We hate to break it to the pumpkin purists out there, but that canned orange stuff you so lovingly scoop into pie shells every Thanksgiving is probably some other kind of squash dressed up as its gourd cousin. [More]


Publix And Stonewall Kitchen Recall Pancake And Waffle Mixes Over Potential Salmonella

Pancakes and waffles with a fruit flavor are fun and delicious, but what isn’t fun and delicious is when your breakfast comes with a side of Salmonella. Salmonella. Two companies — supermarket chain Publix, and Stonewall Kitchen — have discovered that the milk in their mixes tested positive for the pathogen, and are recalling the products recalling their products as a precaution. None of the finished products have tested positive for Salmonella, and the companies say there are no reported illnesses. [More]

(Tom Llewellyn)

Turkey, Pumpkin Supply Issues Won’t Impact Thanksgiving Meal Prices

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]

(Mike Mozart)

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]

The Pumpkin Seed Pesto sold at Williams-Sonoma has been recalled for possible botulism contamination. Don't worry other pumpkin products aren't affected.

Say It Isn’t So: Williams-Sonoma’s Pumpkin Seed Pesto Recalled Because Botulism Isn’t Fall Flavored

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.

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: The Movie Shows The Full Horror Of Seasonal Food Items

Pumpkin Spice: The Movie Shows The Full Horror Of Seasonal Food Items

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]

11 Healthiest Foods You're Not Eating

11 Healthiest Foods You're Not Eating

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!

How To Carve A Pumpkin Without Severing An Artery

How To Carve A Pumpkin Without Severing An Artery

Its’ pumpkin carving time, folks, and while fake blood is cool—real blood isn’t.