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Bury me in those sweet, sweet pumpkins

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In this issue of The Cascade, you’ll find our photo feature about “rushing the season” a.k.a. the reason you see pumpkins, bats, and black glitter capes creeping into stores come late August, even though Halloween is more than two months away. I get it companies want to capitalize as early as possible on that sweet, sweet commercialized cash but I don’t enjoy it.

However, there is one aspect of it I can get behind: jelly pumpkins. Walking into Save-On-Foods in late August to see those clear plastic bins stocked with a myriad of Halloween candy candy corn, tiny chocolate eyeballs filled with caramel, and most importantly, tiny orange jelly pumpkins covered in a layer of sugar is absolute heaven.

Regular candy won’t cut it. When you’ve got a hankering for jelly pumpkins, nothing else will do, and I have an eternal desire for jelly pumpkins. Perhaps it’s nostalgia, perhaps it’s the almost-real orange flavour, perhaps it’s the texture. Whatever it is, I’ll gladly throw away my health and money for a bag overflowing with those babies.

Image: Simer Haer/The Cascade

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