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

Beach Chick Oct 18, 2013 05:20 AM

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

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    HillJ RE: Beach Chick Oct 18, 2013 06:00 AM

    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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      PotatoHouse RE: HillJ Oct 20, 2013 05:25 PM

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

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      Bkeats RE: Beach Chick Oct 18, 2013 07:00 AM

      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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        debbiel RE: Bkeats Oct 18, 2013 07:00 PM

        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?

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          virtualguthrie RE: Bkeats Oct 19, 2013 10:50 AM

          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...

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          treb RE: Beach Chick Oct 18, 2013 08:05 AM

          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. tcamp RE: Beach Chick Oct 18, 2013 08:59 AM

            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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              INDIANRIVERFL RE: tcamp Oct 18, 2013 09:05 AM

              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.

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                JayL RE: tcamp Oct 19, 2013 06:31 PM

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

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                mwhitmore RE: Beach Chick Oct 18, 2013 09:16 AM

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

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                  lamb_da_calculus RE: mwhitmore Oct 19, 2013 10:53 AM

                  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.

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                  youareabunny RE: Beach Chick Oct 18, 2013 09:36 AM

                  Definitely pumpkin.

                  Cake pops. Cupcakes. Bacon everything. Fried everything.

                  1. Will Owen RE: Beach Chick Oct 18, 2013 12:08 PM

                    Yes, pumpkin, and Trader Joe's is currently the worst offender … which I got my favorite TJ's food demonstrator to agree with, as she tried to give me a sample of yet another pumpkin-based tidbit.

                    I was over the bacon thing eons ago, which does not preclude my interest in trying some new bacon thing IF it looks good. Bacon in cocktails is not one of those things.

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                      Beach Chick RE: Will Owen Oct 18, 2013 12:24 PM

                      Totally concur Will. .

                      I was in TJ's this week and they had a whole display cold case of about 25+ things of everything Pumpkin..spiced, infused..etc

                      Probably in production for next year, Pumpkin feminine products..hee hee

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                        mwhitmore RE: Beach Chick Oct 18, 2013 08:43 PM

                        Heh-heh-heh. "Oh my dear, you taste so...Halloweeny!"

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                      needcoffee RE: Beach Chick Oct 18, 2013 07:29 PM

                      I'm with you. I like pumpkin, and I absolutely love pumpkin pie. It has just gotten out of control. Seeing pumpkin pie spice Pringles recently made me want to scream.

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                        BuildingMyBento RE: Beach Chick Oct 18, 2013 08:04 PM

                        I'm not sick of it, and it's more of a seasonal headcase than a trend, no? You can predict when the next pumpkin profusion will occur, but I had no idea that oyster crackers will be the next big thing...

                        1. ipsedixit RE: Beach Chick Oct 18, 2013 09:30 PM

                          I like pumpkin.

                          Does that make me a bad person?


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                            Beach Chick RE: ipsedixit Oct 18, 2013 10:13 PM

                            Bad person?
                            You're my Filet O' Fish home girl..

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                              Will Owen RE: ipsedixit Oct 20, 2013 01:35 PM

                              I like pumpkin, too. I also like Christmas carols, but by Christmas I just want to cocoon with my Procol Harum and Dead albums. And don't get me started on heavy-cinnamon potpourri …

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                                weezieduzzit RE: Will Owen Oct 20, 2013 03:33 PM

                                I dread those horrid cinnamon "brooms" and pinecones that will be at the front of the stores all too soon. My eyes burn and water the whole time I'm shopping.

                            2. mamachef RE: Beach Chick Oct 19, 2013 06:50 AM

                              Well, I do happen to like pumpkin quite a bit, but every.single.year around this time someone trots out that abhorrent Gourmet recipe, created by RR and re-published several times since: a pumpkin filled with layers of bread, gruyere, cream and broth. Yes, each helping gets a scoop of baked pumpkin too.
                              A lot of words come to mind when I see it, but "grossly overrich" heads the list.

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                                shoes RE: Beach Chick Oct 19, 2013 07:02 AM

                                Seriously! If pumpkin were that delicious, we'd eat it year-round.

                                I am sick of "truffle oil" on everything. I am sick of kale and its evil cousin, Swiss chard. I am sick of retro cocktails like greyhounds and sidecars - if they were that good, they would never have gone out of style.

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                                  ErnieD RE: shoes Oct 20, 2013 07:30 AM

                                  Where are you that greyhounds are everywhere? Because I want to go there.

                                  I love kale and Swiss chard, but I can see where you would be sick of them if you don't like them, or of kale at least. It does seem to be everywhere.

                                2. weezieduzzit RE: Beach Chick Oct 19, 2013 09:31 AM

                                  Pumpkin is a trend? I've always just considered it seasonal. Does that mean it's a "trend" every year?

                                  I'm a big fan of pumpkin as a savory vegetable so I'm always happy to see it arrive in the stores.

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                                    foodieX2 RE: weezieduzzit Oct 20, 2013 06:32 AM

                                    I am with you Weezie. I consider it seasonal and look forward to pumpkin and all their winter squash cousins.

                                    Just the other night I roasted delicata squash until tender and then flipped them, sprinkled with parmesan and broiled for a minute or two. Delicious.

                                    I have 3 smallish sugar pumpkins on my counter as we speak. I plan on making a nice sausage/mushroom stuffing that will be baked inside the pumpkins. Makes a wonderful savory side dish.

                                  2. Rilke RE: Beach Chick Oct 19, 2013 09:46 AM

                                    I guess I am in the minority. I love all the pumpkin stuff. My October has been a pumpkin and pumpkin spice extravaganza and I have no complaints.

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                                      Stardustgirl RE: Beach Chick Oct 20, 2013 09:32 AM

                                      I'm weary of the glut of gluten-free everything being dumped into the grocery, especially when it replaces something I buy on a regular basis. Yes, I know the gluten-intolerant people benefit from this but I think a lot of manufacturers are just jumping on a bandwagon with GFoverkill. And yes, grocery shelf real estate is limited but when my regularly-purchased item is replaced, making a gluten-free version the only option, I shop at another store.

                                      Bring on the pumpkin! I do love it and just finished eating a pumpkin scone while reading this thread. :-D

                                      1. Candy RE: Beach Chick Oct 20, 2013 12:29 PM

                                        Yeah, punkin punkin every where. Tired of even seeing recipes and menu suggestions. I like pumpkin and have been toying with a pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust, Maybe next month.

                                        1. fldhkybnva RE: Beach Chick Oct 20, 2013 07:38 PM

                                          There was a discussion on this a few weeks ago, might be of interest http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/918663

                                          1. OCEllen RE: Beach Chick Oct 20, 2013 07:40 PM

                                            It's a squash............

                                            1. juliejulez RE: Beach Chick Oct 20, 2013 08:54 PM

                                              Have you checked out food blogs lately? It's pumpkin EVERYTHING. I don't like pumpkin.

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                                                debbiel RE: Beach Chick Oct 22, 2013 07:02 PM

                                                Thought y'all might like this:

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