"Fall" officially arrives in the Garden State on September 23rd...Halloween, of course, is October 31st...

You would never know that it is not even mid September...

BOO! (Craig Allen photo).

...with all the on-going pumpkin mania!

Recently, Dino Flammia filed a news report on the popularity of pumpkin-flavored craft beers...

All mine...I am drinking this pumpkin... (craig Allen photo).

...YUM!

I'm sure you will agree that we can expand his story's scope to include the popularity of pumpkin EVERYTHING!

Pumpkin spice coffee and lattes, pumpkin spice donuts, cake and brownies and bread...

The grocery store shelves are brimming with pumpkin EVERYTHING!

So much to choose from! (Craig Allen photo).

Can Pumpkin Spice Tylenol be far behind?

But, seriously...

What is the most unusual "pumpkin-flavored" item that you have seen?

I shared the (above) "Pumpkin Spice Mini Wheats" photo with several members of the NJ101.5 morning show...and at a Labor Day Weekend party...and the universal reaction was: "Ewwwww..." and "Yuck."

I agree....I LOVE "Mini Wheats," but I think that I will pass on this "Limited Edition!"

Instead, I'll make a pumpkin pie out of the real thing....

Frozen "pumpkin glop." Ready to defrost...and become YUMMY!  (Craig Allen photo).

...soon!

Not a can in sight....

Pumpkin in a can. (Craig Allen phooto).

Not for ME, anyway...