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Here are today’s five thing to know about Pumpkins:


The largest pumpkin pie ever made was over five feet in diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took six hours to bake.


In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling.


Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites.


The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds.


The Connecticut field variety is the traditional American pumpkin.




Celebrate #NationalPumpkinDay with a White Chocolate Chili Pumpkin Martini recipe! Brought to you by our friends at SpicedUP: 

  1. Pour vanilla flavored vodka, Irish cream liqueur, and pumpkin flavored liqueur into a cocktail shaker over ice.
  2. Cover, and shake until the outside of the shaker has frosted.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg to serve.
  4. Rim a martini glass with our Chocolate Chili Sugar to kick up the heat.
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