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Why is pumpkin spice still a thing? We’re pretty sure we all agreed it was awful after whatever monster of a corporation invented the pumpkin spice latte. Despite its notoriety, pumpkin spice has continued to infiltrate more and more food and drink products every year. We can forgive a few of the breakfast items; pumpkin spice might not interfere with the deliciousness of pancakes, waffles, and even oatmeal. But Pop Tarts? Come on. (Admittedly, they’re Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts, but same difference.) And whose idea was it to expand the pumpkin spice empire to savory snacks like Triscuits? Are we supposed to dip them in pumpkin spice hummus? (Another odious invention.) All those contradictory tastes require a palate cleanser, preferably not in the form of a pumpkin spice Lindt truffle or a pumpkin spice Hershey’s kiss.
Please, Frankenstein food creators, cease the pumpkin spice insanity! To make our case why pumpkin spice needs to die, we ranked the worst pumpkin spice flavored foods, from the mildly disgusting to the downright gag-worthy.