Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

Funny French Bulldog dog puppy with head in spooky Halloween trick or treat basket in front of black and orange paper streamers

Don’t get me wrong. I love a pumpkin spiced latte. I also enjoy a candle that’s scented with the ubiquitous autumn spices. But every year it seem that the seasonal flavors and scents are just over the top. Case in point, the following items. Here, you will see for yourself 7 super silly pumpkin spice products to try…if you dare!

With the help from a couple of sources, The Take Out and Wide Open Country, I’m sharing a few of my favorite things that I would likely not partake. But these 7 super silly pumpkin spice products to try if you dare are certainly entertaining. And let’s face it. We are all likely on social media right now for the entertainment.

What can you pumpkin spice? More like, what CAN’T you pumpkin spice. I’m surprised there hasn’t been a pumpkin spiced wedding. Image the bride wears orange and the bridesmaids are dripping in nutmeg colored dresses. Ok, that may seem overboard, but then again so does pumpkin spicing doggy dental treats. Yup, they made the list here.

Pumpkin Money

The fact is pumpkin spice to good for the economy. Last year, reported that it’s actually been a shopping trend for the last 2 decades. It all started with Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte in 2003 and it has ballooned since then. Pumpkin spice fans spent upwards of over a half billion dollars on products.


Pumpkin spice is such a part of our culture now, it prompted Forbes to declare it “the pumpkin spice industrial complex.” The astounding sales numbers don’t even account for beer. “Pumpkin-tinged beer sales aren’t included in the $600 million market estimate; the product falls under the “seasonal beer” category,” according to Forbes. 

Why are we SO crazy for the flavors of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. Experts have said it’s likely a couple of factors. One being it conjures up warm, fuzzy memories of childhood and family around the holidays. The other is simply because it’s seasonal. We know it won’t be around all year, so we consumers scoop it up in volumes!

  • 1. Trash Bags

    Hefty Cinnamon Pumpkin Spice Ultra Strong Trash Bags

    Admittedly, I do like a scented trash bag. But you like it to smell clean, like lemon or “ocean breeze..” Who wants their trash to smell like food in the trash. Obviously, some people do. Get your Hefty Cinnamon Pumpkin Spice Ultra Strong Trash Bags at Walmart and Target for about $6.

    Limited Edition Hefty® Cinnamon Pumpkin Spice Ultra Strong™ Trash Bags

    By popular demand, Cinnamon Pumpkin Spice is back. Now, fall lovers can keep their pumpkin spice obsession going strong by giving their garbage the cozy fall upgrade they never knew they needed.

  • 2. Dog Brew

    Busch Pumpkin Spice Dog Brew

    You know the phenomenon where people start to look like their pets? Well, perhaps they also start to develop similar tastes. Busch Light has launched Busch Pumpkin Spice Dog Brew, an alcohol-free drink for dogs made with pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, and water. The pup-friendly beverage is sold in a four-pack and is available while supplies last at

    Pumpkin Spice Dog Brew by Busch (4 Pack) | Buy Dog Brew

    Be the best dog mom or dad you can be. Get some all-natural, Dog Brew for your favorite drinking buddy! We're paw-sitive that your furry friend will love it! If you love our beer, shop our gear!

  • 3. Car Detail Spray

    Adam’s Pumpkin Spice Detail Spray

    It isn’t enough to spice up your palette, your home and your dog? Our vehicles must be pumpkin spiced as well, apparently.

    Adam's Pumpkin Spice Detail Spray

    Adam's Pumpkin Spice Collection 2022 is here and packed with our most thoughtful items yet to get both you and your car ready for the fall season. Here for a limited time while supplies last.

  • 4. Hummus

    Pumpkin Spice Hummus

    Come on! Not my hummus. We go through a lot of the smashed-up chickpea delight in my house. I have bought quite a few flavors of hummus over the years. But this one has never made my list. Is it a dessert or is it an appetizer spread. Hmmm.

    Pumpkin Pie Dessert Hummus | Boar's Head

    This product delivers the rich taste of pumpkin pie with all the happy memories of the Fall season. Boar's Head Pumpkin Pie Dessert Hummus is crafted with creamy steamed chickpeas, real pumpkin, ground vanilla beans, organic sugar, and savory Fall spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.

  • 5. Dog Dental Treats

    Pumpkin Spice Flavor Greenies

    You know you want to. But does Fido want to? My guess if Fido is like my dog, the answer is YES! Any treat in a storm will suffice. A little something for your pup to spice up the season.

    Greenies Pumpkin Spice Flavor REGULAR Size Dental Chew Treats for Dogs, 12 oz. Pouch (12 Treats) -

    Arrives by tomorrow Buy Greenies Pumpkin Spice Flavor REGULAR Size Dental Chew Treats for Dogs, 12 oz. Pouch (12 Treats) at


  • 6. PEEPS

    PEEP’s Pumpkin Spice Latte

    Shouldn’t there be a rule, not to intermingle holiday treats? You don’t pumpkin spice a Spring treat. But obviously, someone did. And that someone is the PEEP’s company. The Easter treat has been sprinkled with flavors of Fall. They were first introduced in 2015. I haven’t seen them on shelves as of late, though. Have you? Could be a good sign.

  • 7. Wipes

    Dude Wipes DUMPkin Spice Wet Wipes

    This cannot be real. And yet it is. Even the name sounds like something from an SNL skit. I’m rendered speechless here. To each his own?

    DUMPkin Spice - 3pk

    When nature's calling and leaves are falling, keep your butt cozy with a mix of clove, nutmeg, and other fall scents; Made with 99% water and plant-based ingredients, our butt wipes are formulated for a gentle, more refreshing feeling than toilet paper

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