Pumpkin pandemonium – Marketing experts say pumpkin-flavored products have become inextricably linked with autumn.
Pumpkin pandemonium – "[Customers are] saying 'more pumpkin, more pumpkin, more pumpkin,'" said Stan Frankenthaler, Dunkin' Donuts' executive chef. Among the chain's seasonal offerings: pumpkin donuts, muffins and cream cheese.
Pumpkin pandemonium – Pastry chef Francois Payard created pumpkin macarons specifically for fall. "Everyone associates fall with pumpkins, so I always love making some sort of pumpkin dessert," said Payard.
Pumpkin pandemonium – In March 2012, Christina Verrelli's recipe for Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream won the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest with a cash prize of $1 million.
Pumpkin pandemonium – Pumpkin muffins are a nutrient-rich breakfast option.
Pumpkin pandemonium – During the first week of October, the Wall Street Journal reported that Starbucks stores around the country were running out of the syrup used to make its Pumpkin Spice Latte. Dunkin' Donuts and various other coffee retailers sell a similar beverage.