Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Canned Pumpkin Actually Contains A Surprisingly Low Amount Of Actual Pumpkin

When September rolls around, it means one thing: Pumpkin everything. But when you're at the store stocking up on all that pumpkin (or like, sipping and 'gramming that PSL), there's something you need to know about the canned fruit, and it's going to make your entire life feel like a lie. Get ready to feel some things.

You're probably familiar with Libby's Canned Pumpkin. You know the ones—those orange cans your mom filled the kitchen with every Thanksgiving, the ones that say 100% pure pumpkin on the front. Except that it's not 100% pure, because it's not even pumpkin. We feel seriously betrayed right now.

As it turns out, even though Libby's says pumpkin on the can, it's actually a strain of Dickinson squash. And the closest produce relative to it isn't even pumpkin. It's butternut squash. Seriously, what is happening right now and how are they getting away with this trickery?!



Anonymous said...

I wonder how much pumpkin the pumpkin paper towels and pumpkin toilet paper contain?

Anonymous said...

There's about as much pumpkin in the paper towels and toilet paper as there is in a pumpkin spice Yankee candle, which would be 0.000.

Anonymous said...

There's a difference in taste of real pumpkin vs. these squashes. But it's the spices that make it taste so good anyway.

Many people buy canned yams to bake sweet potato pies and biscuits also. But taste the difference and buy fresh produce and bake it yourself to make the real deal. The extra work is worth it.