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These Weird Pumpkin Spice-Themed Products Are The Official Sign That Fall Is Here

Now that back to school season is officially over, we can welcome one of our favorite times of year: Fall. However, before the weather can even get chilly, the unofficial flavor of the season has already popped up everywhere. Of course, we’re talking about pumpkin spice.

We’re used to the flavor showing up in our lattes and baked goods, but pumpkin spice is that one ingredient that seems to appear everywhere this time of year. It isn’t just foods that are collaborating with the flavor. It’s showing up in the weirdest places and making some of the strangest products we’ve ever seen.

Here are some of the strangest pumpkin-spiced products that we found.

1. Pumpkin Spice Cheerios

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Cheerios is definitely one of those cereals we associate with our childhoods but they were usually plain or honey flavored. The introduction of pumpkin spice into this classic cereal has us uncertain. It could be pretty good, but it could also be really bad.

2. Pumpkin Spice Peeps

We’re used to seeing Peeps in our Easter baskets, but nowadays the candy makes an appearance for every season. A pumpkin spice addition to these marshmallow treats sounds too tooth-achingly sweet.

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3. Pumpkin Spice Doggie Treats

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In this case, what’s good for man is good for man’s best friend. To be exact, pumpkin spice dog treats are a thing and it seems that dogs are crazy for them. Might as well change this product to “pup”kin spice treats.

4. Pumpkin Spice Protein Powder

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You know what our workouts are missing? Pumpkin spice protein powder. The combo is already leaving a bad taste in our mouths but if it will keep you gym sharks from skipping leg day, it’s worth a try.

5. Pumpkin Spice Salsa

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This is outright sacrilegious. As Latinx folk, we feel pretty protective of our salsa and the addition of pumpkin spice to this on is giving us nothing but bad vibes. We don’t even want to entertain the thought of trying this.

6. Pumpkin Spice Tortilla Chips

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Perfect for the abomination that is your pumpkin spice salsa. Take our advice: DO NOT show up with these as the next BBQ. Your tios and primos WILL roast you and you’ll totally deserve it.

7. Pumpkin Spice Deodorant

 Instagram / @smartypits

Do you really, really love pumpkin spice? Do you want your pits to smell like a freshly brewed PSL? Luckily, deodorant makers, SmartyPits, had you in mind when they created this fragrance. Be warned: when wearing this, you might smell like a Starbucks.

8. Pumpkin Spice Ale & Beer

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A general fact of life is that all good things will eventually be turned into alcohol. It’s with that rule in mind that we bring you pumpkin spice ale and beer. We imagine drinking this is like sipping a crisp Autumn day and it might actually be one of the few collaborations that work.

9. Pumpkin Spice Chicken Sausage

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Pumpkin spice chicken sausage? We have to object. Just thinking about this product is giving us a serious stomach ache.

10. Pumpkin Spice Beard Products

Instagram / @mellymelpel

Give your beard that good stuff; and by good stuff, we mean pumpkin spice. This beard oil gives a caffeine and pumpkin spice-infused kick to your face.

11. Pumpkin Spice Gouda Cheese

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Cheese is great. We’re big fans. However, we can’t imagine combining the smokey flavor of Gouda with the spices advertised in this cheese. We don’t think our palettes are ready for that.

12. Pumpkin Spice Hummus

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Hummus is creamy perfection but pumpkin spice hummus seems like an unsavory snack. While we appreciate hummus and we appreciate pumpkin spice, these things just don’t go together.

13. Pumpkin Spice Dog Shampoo

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If you can eat and smell like pumpkin spice, so can your pooch. Bathe your four legged baby in this pumpkin spice shampoo and they’ll be in the seasonal spirit as well.

14. Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm

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Pucker up! Make sure every kiss you have this Fall is flavored just right with pumpkin spice lip balm. Hopefully your significant other loves PSL as much as you do.

15. Pumpkin Spice Kombucha

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Kombucha   like pumpkin spice is an acquired taste. Not everyone likes them, but those who, do love them. Combining the two makes for a very specific taste only a few will actually enjoy.

16. Pumpkin Spice Gum

Instagram / @misscherrydelight

Are you trying to give up coffee but still crave that pumpkin spice flavor? This gum was made for you.

17. Pumpkin Spice Pasta Sauce

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This goes right with pumpkin spice salsa in that “should never have been attempted” column. Tragically, this looks like it will ruin a perfectly good pasta dinner.

18. Pumpkin Spice Cough Drops

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Pumpkin spice even found its way into our over the counter medication. At least when you inevitably catch a cold, you’ll have this pumpkin spice cough drop to ease your pain.

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Fall May Be Coming, But mitúShop’s Newest Collection Is Sure To Keep You ‘Cozy!’

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Fall May Be Coming, But mitúShop’s Newest Collection Is Sure To Keep You ‘Cozy!’

I don’t know about you, but in my humble opinion that means the best days are almost here. You know, the rainy ones when you stay tucked away under a heavy cobija San Marcos all day and, if you’re lucky, you can hear the rain falling outside as you enjoy some sort of sopa or caldo, recalentado. Mmmmmmm. To have a proper lazy day, you need the proper outfit; like some joggers and a beanie in case you need to run out for a snack, or a sweatshirt that tells the world how you really feel. mitúShop’s newest collection is here and it’s everything you need for your fall look. Que cozy!

Poderosas can have lazy days too.

 In fact, they deserve them the most! We see you, jefas, putting in all that work day in and day out. This weather is a sign that you needed to kick back and enjoy chill. But first, start your day off with some té or cafecito in your new favorite mug, you’ve earned it Poderosa. 😉

Click here to shop the new Poderosa mug!

Your Fall 2020 sweater staple

Who doesn’t love a good burgundy sweater? The Que Cozy sweater comes in the perfect fall colors and it’s warm enough to keep you toasty. Que más quieres?

“Que Cozy” sweater is also available in dark heather grey. Shop here.

Maná was onto something when they said “Me Vale!”

Like we were saying, if you end up having to leave the house it’s most likely for a snack emergency. Who has time to do their hair in a situation like that? Cover your lazy day hair and simultaneously let people know you don’t really care because they shouldn’t be judging you anyway. Shame on them!

“Me Vale” beanie is also available in white, click this link to shop!

When the unexpected happens, remember to keep your cool…

No pos wow! How could you forget the snacks to begin with? At least these joggers will keep you comfy no matter what surprise trips you have to go on. But let’s hope not too many, there’s a cobija waiting for you at home.

Joggers also come in heather gray. Check them out here!

Don’t forget your reusable bag!

The only reusable bag you need for your weekend trips to get the mandado. Get this for yourself or your favorite swap meeter, because who doesn’t love taking their time through the swap meet and coming up on great deals?

Shop the new Swap Meet Tote here!

What’s better than caldo on a rainy day?

If anyone asks what you’re having for dinner, point to the window and tell them the 3 words anyone will understand: “It’s Caldo Season.” Whether it’s sopa de res or gallina, pozole, menudo, or something even better, there’s nothing like a steaming bowl of hot sopa on a rainy day. Provecho!

Check out our new “Caldo Season” tee!

Well, we’ve got everything we need for a lazy day! Now if only we could get some rain…

P.S. – This is only a taste of the entire collection, there’s plenty of other designs and products you have to check out!

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Latina-Owned Wine Brands

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Latina-Owned Wine Brands

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As we continue to abide by CDC guidelines and stick out the pandemic by staying at home, many of us are also learning to take take part in the joys of virtual happy hours. And that means lots of wine.

So, why not also take part in promoting Latina-owned businesses while in quarantine by making sure that the wine brands you buy are in fact Latina owned? We rounded up some of the top Latina wine businesses in the game and have put them down in a list for you to check out and support.

Check them out below!

Ceja Vineyards

This 4th generation Latino family-owned winery is from Napa & Sonoma Valley. They’re a family-owned business that not only makes amazing wines but also shares fantastic wines, recipes, and happiness on their Instagram page.

Alumbra Cellars Shine Forth

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This small wine company is Latina-owned and from Oregan. Alumbra Cellars is a small production wine from a small family vineyard.

Herencia Del Valle

Generations of the Herencia Del Valle family have worked in the vineyards together to craft award-winning wines. The brand is a boutique Cabernet house of the Napa Valley with a big base that loves their chardonnay.

Robledo Family Winery

This boutique winery produces a diverse portfolio of premium wines and is located in Napa, Sonoma, and Lake Counties. Many of the comments on their page seem to praise their red grape varieties!

Enriquez Estate Wines

This family-owned micro-winery specializes in small-batch Pinot Noir and Tempranillo wines from the Sonoma Coast, Petaluma Gap, and Russian River Valley. Muscat, Cab Franc, and Tannat are some of its fans’ most popular choices.

Fathia Wines

Fathia means victorious and there’s no doubt that this brand has had a victory with this brand. Fathia Wines is a family-owned micro-winery that is located in Sonoma Valley and produces single-varietal and naturally fermented wines.

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