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37 Products That Prove Pumpkin Spice Is Taking Over the World

It all started in 2003 in Seattle, when Starbucks bigwigs got together and decided to launch a new Fall flavor. Little did they know that the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte would be the birth of a national pumpkin spice obsession lasting well into the next decade.

The pumpkin spice phenomenon has spread, like a cheerful, Autumnal wildfire, to the point that now, over 10 years after its inception, we are inundated with pumpkin spice products each fall that get more and more ludicrous.

It’s all well and good to start your pumpkin spice morning with a pumpkin spice latte and some pumpkin spice cream cheese on a pumpkin spice bagel, but when pumpkin begins encroaching upon other meals and even non-edible products, well folks, we have entered the pumpkin spice twilight zone.

This time next year we will all be living in pumpkin spice houses filled with pumpkin spice furniture, and we’ll drive our pumpkin spice cars to work at our pumpkin spice offices where we’ll be paid in pumpkin spice lattes. And if you think that sounds crazy, just check out this list of ridiculous pumpkin spice products, and you’ll see just how pervasive the pumpkin proliferation really is.

And yes, all of these products are real.

37. Seems a bit redundant, but okay.

Image courtesy of Michelle McManners
Image courtesy of Michelle McManners

36. Just thinking of all the chemicals in that tub makes me want to go on a juice cleanse.

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Flickr/The Impulsive Buy

35. Somehow I don’t see many kids demanding these.

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Flickr/Mike Mozart

34. For the more discerning pumpkin-flavored, instant breakfast connoisseur.

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Flickr/Mike Mozart

33. Whatever happened to caramel?

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Flickr/The Impulsive Buy

32. At least it’s pudding and not gelatin.

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Flickr/Mike Mozart

31. They even made them pumpkin-shaped so there is no doubt about the flavor.

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Flickr/Mike Mozart

30. Just when you think candy corn couldn’t get any more disgusting…

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Flickr/Mike Mozart

29. Looks like pumpkins, tastes like pain.

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Flickr/Mike Mozart

28. Oh, good, something normal. Wait…that’s not apple cider!!!

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Flickr/Mike Mozart

27. “Honey roasted pumpkin” should never be part of a pasta label.

Image via Trader Joe's
Image via Trader Joe’s

26. Well, what else are you going to douse your pumpkin ravioli in?

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Flickr/Mike Mozart

25. Why must you torment us this way, Nabisco?

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Flickr/The Impulsive Buy

24. Somehow I don’t think “Pumpkin chip cookies” are ever going to replace chocolate chip.

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Flickr/Mike Mozart

23. Don’t act like you didn’t go to three targets in search of this last season.

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Flickr/Mike Mozart

22. Before you eat your pumpkin meal, be sure to wash your pumpkin hands.

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Flickr/Mike Mozart

21. Another step in your pumpkin hygiene routine.

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Image via Global Hemp

20. “Moooom I want a pumpkin butter and jelly sandwich!” said no kid, ever.

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Flickr/Mike Mozart

19. You know, to freshen your breath. Sort of.

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Flickr/Mike Mozart

18. The best thing about these cookies is how they look like they’re about to consume your soul.

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Flickr/Mike Mozart

17. All that fiber should make for a good pumpkin spice BM.

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Flickr/Mike Mozart

16. Two flavors that should never be combined.

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Flickr/Paul Roth

15. In case you’re brave enough to try the pumpkin spice hummus, you’ll obviously want some pumpkin spice tortilla chips.

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Flickr/Mike Mozart

14. I know, let’s replace all the elements of salsa with squash!

Image via Trader Joe's
Image via Trader Joe’s

13. It’s like a pumpkin spice latte for kids. Serve with ugg boots.

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Flickr/Mike Mozart

12. When you’re done with your pumpkin food, wash your pumpkin dishes.

Image via H-E-B
Image via H-E-B

11. Because your dog totally cares about your pumpkin obsession.

Image via Chewy.com
Image via Chewy.com

10. What? Is it pumpkin flavored grape juice? Grape-flavored pumpkin juice? Juice-flavored pumpkin grape? I give up.

Image via H-E-B
Image via H-E-B

9. The breakfast of champions?

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Flickr/The Impulsive Buy

8. For your pumpkin cereal, obviously you’d need some pumpkin milk.

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Flickr/The Impulsive Buy

7. Why is this necessary in life?

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Flickr/The Impulsive Buy

6. I bet this soda tastes like disappointment.

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Flickr/The Impulsive Buy

5. LOOK OUT, EASTER, PUMPKIN SPICE IS COMING FOR YOUR HOLIDAY.

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Flickr/The Impulsive Buy

4. The idea of pumpkin spice m&m’s is even horrifying to the m&m’s.

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Flickr/The Impulsive Buy

3. Please make it stop.

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Flickr/m01229

2. No.

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Flickr/The Impulsive Buy

1. Just no. Seriously. Stop right now.

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Flickr/Flippinyank

 

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37 Products That Prove Pumpkin Spice Is Taking Over the World