I have a confession

Now I’m not going to lie.  A bunch of you may hate me after reading this.  You may even stop reading this blog.  But I have to get something off my chest.

I don’t like pumpkin

I know, I know.  It’s an atrocity!  How can I get through fall without pumpkin lattes/muffins/donuts/whatever?!?  Trust me, I can.  I am not a fan of pumpkin, not at all. “I will not eat them in a house. I do not like them with a mouse. I do not like them here or there. I do not like them ANYWHERE!”  I never have.  Thanksgiving doesn’t excite me with the thought of pumpkin pie.  Every time fall rolls around and my Google Reader begins to fill with recipe after recipe of pumpkin something, I am the queen of marking all as read.  It just doesn’t do anything for me.

Phew.  I don’t know about you, but I certainly feel better. And I can’t be the only one out there, can I? Any other pumpkin-haters? PUMPKIN HATERS UNITE!!!

P.S.Obviously, Jack-o-lanterns for Halloween are OK.  Because I’m not eating them.  And roasted pumpkin seeds are good too.

P.P.S.  I also don’t like chai.

Do I have any friends left?



  1. pumpkin haters unite! hahahah!! i like the pumpkin puree IN stuff, but otherwise it’s pretty nasty. you know what else is nasty? the starbucks pumpkin latte. like wtf, people go psychotic over it. WHY

  2. I loooooooove pumpkin now, but it was an acquired taste. As a kid I refused to eat pumpkin pie because I thought it was sick to make a pie out of a vegetable (maybe it’s a fruit. I don’t know. But it grew in our vegetable garden, so I always classed it as a vegetable). Something happened over the years and I started to tolerate pumpkin. Now I adore pumpkin anything!

  3. I don’t like pumpkin or chai either! AT ALL, ever, in ANYTHING. No exceptions!

  4. hahah I agree, everyone is obsessed I don’t like pumpkin either. I don’t mind pumpkin spice lattes but I would prefer regular coffee. The only thing I love about pumpkins is eating the toasted seeds 🙂

  5. I love pumpkin-scented candles. I love carving pumpkins. I even enjoy pumpkin bread. But that’s it. I don’t like pumpkin pie. At all. In fact, I don’t like most pumpkin-flavored foods. (I really don’t know what it is about the bread.)

    You’re not alone, friend.

  6. ME TOO! Not a fan of pumpkin. I can do seeds, but that’s it.

  7. YES exactly! I can do pumpkin beer, but that’s it.

  8. It just means more for me! I’m not a fan of pumpkin lattes, even if I could drink coffee… But baked goods? Yes. Hate it all you want! I will *nom* til I pass out from pumpkin overload.

  9. I’m with you on this. I don’t HATE it & will usually give it a chance in something new, but for the most part, I prefer other autumn flavors, like cinnamon, instead!

  10. I don’t love pumpkin, but will tolerate it in small amounts. I don’t like chai much at all!

  11. it’s okay that you don’t like pumpkin, i on the the other hand adore the pie version and the muffin version and the candle smelling version. no judging here.

  12. I’m obsessed with pumpkin stuff but we can still be friends. I mean, we can still share Jamba Juice and Dunkin Donuts iced coffees, right?

  13. I hate chai and pumpkin. And cinnamon, to be honest.

  14. I love you so much more now that I know this. Because I HATE IT TOO! Clearly, this is another reason why we’re friends.

  15. I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with pumpkin. I’m not sure why… there are times that I eat it and I absolutely love it, and then I’ll have it a different day and think it’s the grossest thing ever. Strange, huh?

  16. Ha ha, you’d like NZ 🙂 People here don’t understand the obsession with pumpkin pie and pumpkin flavors. Although we do like chai… sorry!

    Do you like other Fall-flavors, like apple pie or pecan pie?

  17. I’m not a fan either. Let’s start a club!

  18. Oh thank god, i thought I was the only one who hated pumkin. pumpkin flavor anything turns my stomach. granted carving pumpkins for haloween is okay, but i dont even like that smell. BLECH to Pumpkin!!! seriously considering one of those faux-pumpkins from michaels. less mess and will likely look perfect when carved.

    I also hate chai. gross.

  19. I don’t like pumpkin pie, that’s for sure. I like pumpkin rolls though . . . And I only recently tried chai tea and am not really a fan. So no, you’re not alone!

  20. I don’t like coffee… and that tends to shock people. I mean, who DOESN’T like coffee? But it just tastes so bitter to me.

    I like pumpkin pie, but there are some things (like pumpkin pie yogurt) that just gross me out. I recently tried to make a new blondie recipe with pumpkin, and it turned out to be nasty. So, pumpkin pie is the only pumpkin-y thing I like.


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