Top Ten Tuesday! The Ten Worst Pumpkin Flavored Ideas

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Yes, it’s that time of year again. The time when pumpkin invades anything and everything that can be eaten or drank. Ugh. I love pumpkin pie, but I hate the flavor in anything else. Of these ten abomination to humanity pumpkin flavored ideas, only one is fake. Can you guess what it is? Put your guess in the comments.

10. Burger King Japan’s Pumpkin Bomb Burger: To be honest, I’m surprised this burger only exists in Japan. Also, considering their history of bombing by the United States, it seems to be a cruel joke for an American company to sell the Japanese a “Bomb” burger.

9. Pumpkin Pie Vodka: This is one of those things where you think to yourself either, “Oh hell no!” or “Someone just has too much time on their hands,” or perhaps “They already had to be drunk on vodka to come up with this idea.”


8. Pumpkin Spice Hershey’s Kisses: If Pumpkin Spice was one of the Spice Girls I’d probably say Yum!  Pumpkin flavor in my chocolate? Yuck!

7. Pumpkin Spice Pringles: Yes! Finally pumpkin flavored potato chips. I’m kidding. I can barely stand potato chips (or crisps for my UK friends) that taste like actual potatoes. Why would I want chips tasting like pumpkin?


6. Pumpkin Spice Mini-Wheats: I’m not entirely sure that Mini-Wheats aren’t corrugated cardboard, so I suppose adding pumpkin can’t make them any worse.


5. Pumpkin Spice Condoms: I’m speechless about this one. Can’t even think of a joke that’s funnier than the reality of this.

4. Lucy’s Gluten Free, Peanut Free Pumpkin Patch Cookies: Hmm… you took out gluten and nuts and added pumpkin to cookies? That’s like taking sauce and cheese out of pizza and adding..umm…well.. something really bad, like pumpkin. If my kids misbehaved I’d punish them by making them eat these.


3. Pumpkin Spice Peeps: This is just wrong. The word abomination comes to mind.

2. Pumpkin Spice Flax Granola Bars: Actually I don’t find anything wrong with this. If you’re going to eat something that tastes like crap, why not make it pumpkin flavored crap?


1. Pumpkin flavored soda! When I’m elected President, or Sexiest Man Alive, whichever comes first, I’m going to commission a task force to find the people that make these kind of things and make them stop.

Ok, one of those ten items is not real, but all the rest are. Put your guess which one isn’t real in the comments.


40 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday! The Ten Worst Pumpkin Flavored Ideas

  1. I am similar with adding the spices that go with pumpkin to things, but just pumpkin itself I would not mind. It is a mild flavored squash taste which could make good fries. I like sweet potato fries. I like pumpkin pie, the less spices the better. Laughing at condoms with this flavor. 🙂

  2. hahaha #5 had me laughing out loud! If there was ever something guaranteed to be spit out . . . . .

  3. Pumpkin spiced Pringles sound quite nice! Where can I purchase such things?

  4. The only thing that pumpkin flavor belongs in is pumpkin pie. That’s it. Everything else is an abomination!

  5. I agree! i bought pumpkin spiced air freshener(only because they were out of vanilla) and it smells disgusting!
    My guess on your list is the vodka…I hope.

  6. I will get good and drunken
    On a vodka flavored pumpkin
    and I wonder who had the assumption
    Sex would be sexier flavored pumpkin
    But then it’s done and done again
    But I’m going with number 10
    One of the grossest and the kicker’s
    That you didn’t add a picture.

  7. Holy-Pumpkin-Flavoured-Crap-on-a-Stick!! I would have thought all of them were a terrible joke on humanity. Pumpkin flavoured anything is just wrong.

    … pass the pie, please.

  8. Well, in defense of #7, Pringles don’t taste much like potatoes either.

    So many bad jokes or comments I could make about #5, but I shall refrain…

    Jones Soda Co. started years ago making holiday-dinner themed soda packs, one being Thanksgiving (Turkey & Gravy Soda, Cranberry Soda, Sweet Potato Soda, Dinner Roll, etc.) Sadly, according to the website, they are retired now…but I can be on the lookout for the limited edition peanut butter and jelly soda instead!

  9. Bahhhhhhhh!!!!! *LOL* Awesome list, Phil! For me, I only like to see pumpkins (especially when they are Jack ‘o Lanterns) and the smell of the burning candle inside! Otherwise, nada on the pumpkin business! Great post! Cher xo

  10. The only pumpkin I can stand is pie. I don’t get what the big todo is over this flavor. Maybe people hope they, if consumes enough, will one day find the Great Pumpkin, and put Linus out of his misery.

  11. Of all the foods on Earth I like Pumpkin the least.(including the pie) I had to control my gag reflex while I read these on all but the condom. I think that would be someone else’s reaction to that one.

  12. I agree the pumpkin-flavored Kisses are ack…ewie.

  13. I do not care for pumpkin, so all of these seem quite horrible to me.

  14. We don’t eat it here. Just scoop it out and bin it so the shell’s left for a lantern. I once tried to use it believing I was being wasteful and made a pot of soup using the flesh. Gross doesn’t begin to describe the taste. I have promised my family to never again inflict such horror – maybe that’s why it’s associated with Hallowe’en.

  15. Erm that there’s some weird stuff!

  16. Why does everyone over do it with the pumpkin?! I have never tried anything pumpkin flavoured, it’s even less appealing now after seeing all these wacky creations!

  17. I have never ever tasted pumpkin (I’m English though & would only use pumpkins to carve for Halloween) but I was going to say the vodka but then again I have encountered various flavoured concoctions of vodka … but I have since read the other comments so I know that the answer is the condoms. Trouble is, I could imagine them as being possible – a fetish perhaps!! Ha ha! 😊

    • Yes, you’re right that the pumpkin condoms are fake. You’ve never tasted pumpkin? You should try a piece of pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top. It’s really delicious!

  18. I love pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies (with gluten of course), and my pumpkin pie scented Yankee candle because I’m too lazy to bake pie and cookies. All the other items on your list are a freak of unnatural flavorings. And since I like turnip a whole lot more than pumpkin, I’d like to see some Hershey turnip kisses on the shelf. And I’m starting a campaign with Yankee Candle for a turnip scented candle. In fact just substitute ‘turnip’ in all your entries and you’ll see how we can turn the vegetable flavored world upside down.

  19. I love pumpkin pie, and pumpkin spice lattes, but it’s gone overboard now. My friend posted a photo of Pumpkin Spice Lays chips last year. Was that a real thing or a joke? Or both?

  20. I am thinking I would just avoid pumpkin!

  21. This is a fun post! I try not to stray far from Pumpkin Spice Lattes and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, but I may need to seek out those Hershey Kisses and give them a try. Does anyone else enjoy certain pumpkin spiced food items but not pumpkin pie? :X Should I be admitting that?

  22. I laughed out loud at number 5! Too funny!

  23. I have to say I would vote for you on this platform. Tim Horton (coffee shop in case not in Canada/US) does a nice pumpkin muffin.

  24. Pie yes, x on the rest… going thru the list was smirking or near earping…

  25. These are great – or awful depending on your point of view! I have to admit to a liking for Bailey’s pumpkin spice though!

  26. Ha! Great post. Pumpkins are good for carving and that’s about it 🙂

  27. So funny it’s the antithesis to that over-hyped PSL. Curious as to if you’ve tried a majority of these yourself or did you try to search “weird pumpkin flavored products”. Never tried the pumpkin soda myself but I have a feeling my husband would like it. Ugh artificially cherry flavored products are the bane of my existence. Apparently there’s also pumpkin flavored Listerene strips.

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