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Best Of 517: Pumpkins

It’s fall and that means everything pumpkin!

It’s autumn, and that means pumpkin “everything” has made its way to menus everywhere. We asked our readers what their favorite pumpkin product is.

 

Pumpkin Pie

It’s no surprise that 46% of our respondents voted for pumpkin pie as their favorite pumpkin product. This symbol of harvest time is everyone’s favorite dessert with its spiced pumpkin-based custard. A topping of whipped cream or ice cream certainly doesn’t hurt. Could it be that we’re also a little nostalgic? While we have a bevy of autumn flavors to choose from these days, it wasn’t always the case growing up. Certain scents and flavors harken back to our carefree childhoods, and just the sight of them gives us endorphins of the good ol’ days.

 

Not a fan of pumpkin anything

We were a little surprised that No. 2 on our poll, with 26.7% of responses, where those who say no to any pumpkin options, including the popular pumpkin-spiced coffee drinks. Is it because of the early barrage of pumpkin flavors all over television and social media being extra annoying, sort of like Christmas stock in stores before Halloween? Or maybe it’s all related to science, culture, genetics and our taste buds. Only the Great Pumpkin knows for sure.

 

Pumpkin Spice Latte

The popular drink with a blend of blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves  came at in No. 3 in our poll. It was invented by Stanford University athlete Peter Dukes for Starbucks in 2003 — and the rest is history. Based on our poll results, however, the drink didn’t rate as highly with our readers. We’re not sure why since we’re pretty sure the beverage is one of the most photographed items for Instagram in September and October, only to be replaced by hot chocolate and a candy cane in December.

 

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Your opinion matters, so let your voice be heard.

Each month, 517 Magazine showcases a “Best of 517” feature that is voted on by our readers. The topic will be posted to our polls in the 517 Facebook page, where fans can vote on all sorts of food-related topics in the 517. Connect with 517’s Facebook page today @517mag.

 

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