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Oct 18, 2013 05:20 AM

Food trends you're sick of...Pumpkin!

Holy crap. .the whole damn supermarket has pumpkin in it.
I am so over it.

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  1. And still weeks to go before Thanksgiving! I adore pumpkin but even 'i' am displeased by the sheer glut of anything-pumpkin going on the shelves. And the arrival started in freakin August!

    But I'm sick of what's happening to chocolate. What can we add to dark chocolate, what can we put chocolate into, what can we pass off as REAL chocolate. So tired of terrible chocolate flavors and over use!!

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    1. re: HillJ

      That is like the glut of the various holiday-themed "chocolate flavored" cheap candy.

    2. Bacon. I love bacon as much as the next guy. Bacon larded roasts, eggs and bacon, BLTs I love. But enough already, I don't need bacon in my chocolate, ice cream, popcorn or whiskey. Just because you can do it doesn't mean you should.

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      1. re: Bkeats

        I agree with most of this. Except that I love bacon and chocolate. Am I excused because I loved it way way way before it hit its current trend stride?

        1. re: Bkeats

          But..but... everything tastes better with bacon... haha. No, no it doesn't. Bacon is great on it's own and adds flavor to a lot of different recipes but it has it's place like any other food and that place is not in my milkshake, or cookie, or brownie, or cake or...

        2. 2nd the punky... maybe they can be used for super market alley bowling! However, I still love pumpkin pie. Next, I hate all those gross looking marinated meats sitting on display at the meat counter being used as a landing pad for flies.

          1. That reminds me, I need to buy a pumpkin on my way home from work. I've noticed the squirrels are forming a gang near my front door, gnashing their teeth and waiting menacingly for me to put a nice, juicy pumpkin out there.

            Not really food but I'm sick of fancy cocktail recipes cluttering up the food section of my newspaper. I'm a beer, wine, G&T fan.

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            1. re: tcamp

              I love squash. I love pumpkin. Which is a type of squash. But I do not want pumpkin rum, bath salts, beer, ad nauseum. For me it takes the fun of the season away.

              Like a multitude of candy corn flavors. The original flavor for me was a HFCS sugar bomb. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

              1. re: tcamp

                If you can get your hands on it...Cardinal Gin is an artisanal product out of North Carolina. Good stuff.

              2. I wonder how much I'm sick of pumpkin vs. how much I am sick of pumpkin spices?

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                1. re: mwhitmore

                  Seconded, I don't think pumpkin's actual flavor is really assertive enough to get sick of it. Nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, etc. are a different story.