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5 Signs The Food World Has Jumped The Gun On Fall

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You've heard of Christmas in July. Well, it seems that the food industry has decided to make it Thanksgiving in August. And we're not happy about it. There have been signs of the arrival of fall long before Labor Day Weekend. We can still wear white. Let us transition in due time.

Pumpkin lattes are on pre-order. For those that simply can't wait for the September 3 launch of the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte, there's a work-around. Now you can get your hands on the drink a bit early by offering up the secret code "PSL10" to baristas. Personally we'd prefer it if coffee shops kept the pumpkin out of our coffee -- and out of every other menu item for that matter. Except for raviolis. Raviolis are cool. But we're definitely in the minority on that sentiment. Last season, there was a shortage of the drink due to an unexpectedly high demand.

White truffles have arrived. Yesterday we posted about the uber-early arrival of the coveted Italian white truffles over at Cecconi's. It's hard to imagine wanting to scarf down rich truffle risotto during this punishing heat wave. But to each their own.

Kabocha squash came in our CSA box. We can't argue with nature. But still, seeing kabocha squash this early made us cry a little. We're still in stone fruit mode. Guess it's time to get over that.

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Halloween candy is on sale. This ticks us off every. Single. Year. But seriously, we started seeing Halloween candy in July at our local CVS. Unless you're planning to trick out your house like Knott's Scary Farm, there's absolutely no reason to be thinking about Halloween-themed anything right now. Except if you're contemplating wether Southern California is actually hotter than hell. (It is.)

The Sur La Table holiday catalog arrived. We anxiously await the kitchen porn that comes with the arrival of the SLT catalog, but the last delivery was a little premature. That spider web cake stand was pretty cute, though.