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Which of Your Favorite ‘Pumpkin Treats’ Contain Zero Pumpkin?


Fall is famous for pumpkin treats galore! If you learn one lesson this holiday season, let it be that just because a food item has the word pumpkin in it, doesn’t mean it has the actual ingredient pumpkin in it! Watch the video to learn which very well-known pumpkin snacks are actually pumpkin posers.

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12:57PM PST on Feb 18, 2014

Interesting.

7:31PM PST on Dec 29, 2013

more processed rubbish. If Monsanto has its way, Pumpkin soon may not contain pumpkin!

5:29PM PST on Dec 15, 2013

I really am not surprised that most of these foods contain little or no pumpkin as they are all highly processed.

7:21PM PST on Nov 17, 2013

thanks

11:55AM PDT on Oct 26, 2013

I once had a pumpkin flavored beer. It was surprizingly good. But it probably didn't contain any pumpkin either. As some one pointed out, it's the spice combination that calls up the 'pumpkin memory'.

5:25PM PDT on Oct 19, 2013

Interesting... never used pumpkin pie spice, always added the spices individually, that way I can control the flavors better. Never heard of Pumpkin Kisses either.

10:21PM PDT on Oct 9, 2013

interesting

7:39PM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

there is a differance between Pumpkin and pumpkin spice. the spice would be cinnamon, ginger. and a couple others

9:38AM PDT on Oct 7, 2013

I think the thing I found most surprising about this video is the fact there are so many apparently common treats I've never heard of. I didn't know there were 'pumpkin spice' kisses. In fact, I think the only one I'd heard of was the pumpkin spice latte... and I wouldn't want to imagine how revolting that would be with real pumpkin in it.

The reason, though, that so many people think 'pumpkin spice' items taste like pumpkin is because the only way they've ever eaten pumpkin is in pie, where the combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves is more dominant than the actual pumpkin. Delicious, yes, but not the flavor of the name ingredient.

9:06AM PDT on Oct 7, 2013

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