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Things That Should Never Get Pumpkin Spiced


Whether you love or hate the pumpkin spice trend that is rampant this time of year, it seems the marketplace is finding an increasingly large number of ways to incorporate the flavor of fall into nearly all ingestible products. We had planned to give our own top five weirdest pumpkin flavored products, but then we realized that virtually everything has a seasonal pumpkin slant these days. Instead, we present to you: Things That Should NEVER Get Pumpkin Spiced. We encourage you to submit your own.

Credit Paintings: Taylor Quimby Layout: Logan Shannon / NHPR

Here's a few that didn't make the fancy poster:

1. Pumpkin Tuna

2. Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

3. Pumpkin Popsicles (Pumpsicles?)

4. Pumpkin Sushi

5. Pumpkin Spice Dusted Seaweed Snacks

6. Pumpkin Spice Toothpaste & Mouthwash

7. Spicy Pumpkin Buffalo Wingz

8. Pumpkin Spice Doritos

9. Pumpkin Skittles

10. Pumpkin Injected Burger

Taylor Quimby is Supervising Senior Producer of the environmental podcast Outside/In, Producer/Reporter/Host of Patient Zero, and Senior Producer of the serialized true crime podcast Bear Brook.
Logan’s work experience is as interesting as her higher education. After earning her BFA in Studio Art from The University of Iowa, she worked at Crate & Barrel as a merchandising designer and store manager; at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as a Collections Care Specialist; and at Timberland as a Retail Visual Manager. In addition to her BFA, she has an MFA in Jewelry and Light Metals from RI School of Design and received certification in Design and Construction of Mounts for Exhibits from the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation in Illinois. She is currently studying for her Masters in English/Creative Writing at SNHU. Logan is also an intermediate skier, novice snowboarder, avid hiker, and “runner when chased”. She lives in Manchester.

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