If you’ve ever been in a Trader Joe’s during the fall, you may have noticed that there is quite the over-abundance of a certain squash, and squash-flavored things. Seriously, it’s a little absurd. They have Pumpkin Spice Oreos, Pumpkin Soup Crackers, and even Pumpkin Spice Body Butter. That last one is my favorite. Who decided that in addition to eating a lot of pumpkin in the fall, I should probably also smell like a pumpkin? They say the way to attract a man is through his stomach, so maybe this is just a whole new level; look out men of Chicago… just try and resist me as I walk by you smelling like a squash.
Jokes aside, I really do enjoy pumpkin, and pumpkin spice flavored things, but find the national obsession is a little confusing. Nevertheless, if it’s the only way to get these cookies, then by all means, bring on the squash butter.