10 RIDICULOUS Pumpkin Spice Foods
The world has gone completely insane for pumpkin spice, and it's time to have some kind of intervention. A little pumpkin spice latte here or there isn't the end of the world, and it's more than fine to indulge in some pumpkin bread or muffins. But a recent trip to the grocery store opened my eyes to the insanity that has hit the packaged food aisles. It is simply not ok to add artificial pumpkin flavor to anything and everything in order to jump on the autumn bandwagon. Lest we forget that it's the second week of September?! It's not even officially fall yet...
Here are some of the WORST offenders in the pumpkin spice world. Talk amongst yourselves.
10. Pumpkin Spice Frosted Flakes
Take the cloyingly sweet flavor of regular Frosted Flakes and add the good old "natural flavor" of pumpkin spice to the mix. My guess is that you'll want to give up after one bite. You'd better douse it in a lot of milk if you hope to get further than that.
9. Pumpkin Spice Cheerios
With the recent news that Roundup weed killer was found in Cheerios, perhaps this is an attempt to bury that story. We (formerly) looked to Cheerios to be healthy. Now it's going to turn our insides orange.
8. Special K Pumpkin Spice Crunch
Ok, this is the worst of the cereal offenders for sure. Special K, we were all counting on you to give us a slimmer waistline like your advertisements suggest. How can we trust you now that you're adding pumpkin spice crunch to your boxes? Ick.
7. Noosa Mates pumpkin spice yogurt
It sort of (sort of) makes sense to add pumpkin seeds to the little granola cluster that you dump into the cup, but pumpkin yogurt? Nope.