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