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What Are JP’s Best Pumpkin Products?

Pumpkin pouch for pets at Polka Dog on South Street.
Pumpkin pouch for pets at Polkadog Bakery on South Street.

When the fall chill hits the air, pumpkin products take over: Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin ales, pumpkin muffins and more. JP is no exception. But are we going overboard on gourd-influenced tastes?

Case in point: These pouches of pumpkin-flavored “happy belly maker” at Polkadog Bakery on South Street. Yes, it serves an important purpose (and full disclosure, our plump orange pumpkin of a kitty is the proud recipient of a pouch), but it’s amusing to think that are furry friends are mimicking our fall pumpkin pilgrimage. Chalk it up to owners pleased to share an autumn tradition with their pets.

Do you have a favorite pumpkin product — food, beverage or otherwise — in JP? We love the lattes/ales/muffins, but also feel inclined to give a shoutout to Allandale Farm and its honest-to-goodness gourds. And if you’re not of the pumpkin persuasion, what’s your favorite fall flavor, and where do you find it in the neighborhood?