This article was written by Carrie Kuecks, class of 2019.
As fall rolls around, manufacturers are eager to cash in on the pumpkin spiced craze with seasonally-flavored products. However, pumpkin spice has gone too far.
Pumpkin spice Jell-O
There is one main reason why I do not like pumpkin Jell-O: the texture. All of your coziest memories of your grandma’s pumpkin pie go down the drain with each jiggling spoonful. Pumpkin belongs in a firm slice of pie, not a gelatin product. For this reason and many others, pumpkin spice Jell-O is a bad idea.
Pumpkin spice Oreo cookies
As an avid cookie enthusiast, I recently purchased these fall-themed Oreos only to be disappointed. In my opinion, the “spice” in the pumpkin spice flavoring completely overpowered the pumpkin. It is a shame because I enjoy some of Oreo’s other seasonal flavors such as “s’mores” and “candy cane,” but pumpkin spice simply comes up short.
Pumpkin spice applesauce
Applesauce is a great fall snack. By itself. Adding pumpkin flavoring is unnecessary and tastes too sweet when combined with applesauce.
Pumpkin spice gum
Pumpkin spice gum does not give you a fresh taste in your mouth when you chew it. In fact, after a while it tastes awful. Sadly, it fails to satisfy any desire for pumpkin spice.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NOF3B4K/ref=s9_simh_gw_g325_i2_r?ie=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=4RQAN95RHNBFBQBWY46A&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=3876915f-6f4c-42db-b4ae-6d9b8ba532c7&pf_rd_i=desktop
Pumpkin spice lip balm
Even though it sounds like a good idea, after fall ends, you will want nothing to do with this lip balm. Skip it.http://www.target.com/p/burt-s-bees-pumpkin-spice-moisturizing-lip-balm/-/A-17479227
Overall, it is very easy to overdo the #pumpkinspiceverything trend. What sounds like a good combination of flavors sometimes may end up being an epic fail. Purchasing items just because they are pumpkin spice flavored may not be the best idea this fall.