The jury is in

I’m not a fan of pumpkin flavored beers.
A bold statement, I know.
I’m wondering if I’d make it if more people read this blog. Perhaps not.
Blasphemy, I can hear some shout. And several would be my friends.
And while I’m at it, let’s place pumpkin flavored coffee, cappuccino and lattes on the list too.
Sorry, but I’m starting to think the only pumpkin I like is pumpkin pie. Actually, I love pumpkin pie. And no whipped cream, thank you. It’s perfect in and of itself.
I am partial to pumpkin squares too, but really, aren’t they just pumpkin pie sliced differently?
I do enjoy pumpkin roll, but it’s more the cream cheese filling than the pumpkin cake, which tastes little like pumpkin.
Truth is, many items labeled pumpkin taste little like pumpkin. Pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies. Except for a hint of orange color, not much connection to pumpkin at all.
I will order the pumpkin ice cream at Blue Ribbon Farm Dairy in West Pittston, though, and go as far as to recommend it. Try it in a hot fudge sundae.
But the beers?
Not for me.
I’ll have an Oktoberfest.

Ed Ackerman