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Would You Eat this Pumpkin Spice Latte Burger?

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Just when you thought pumpkin spice couldn't be incorporated into anything weirder—it's now available in everything from cream cheese, Oreos, and Pringles to hand sanitizer, deodorant, and air freshenerUmami Burger has dropped the news that it's releasing a Pumpkin Spice Latte Burger. Not just pumpkin spice, but coffee flavored, too. 

"A couple of years ago some marketing exec decided that the official flavor of Autumn would become 'Pumpkin Spice,'" Umami's website reads. "So... Starbucks made it into a latte, Anthropology turned it into a candle, and the rest of the world followed suit. The funny thing is that all of these people going crazy for pumpkin spice, aren't actually enjoying any REAL pumpkin! This is where Umami Burger comes in. We love Fall. We love pumpkin. We love spice... Then it clicked! Let's make something REAL that showcases this season flavor everyone's obsessed with!"

The stunt burger is clearly poking fun at America's obsession with all things pumpkin spice. Says the press release, "On your way to yogilates or Starbucks, pick up the Pumpkin Spice Latte Burger... And don’t forget to throw on your Uggs. We swear you’ll be OBSESSED after first bite."

Joke or not, this burger is very real: Available at participating locations starting November 5 for a mere $4, it features tempura kabocha squash, spiced Mascarpone, garlic aioli, and a coffee glaze on the restaurant's signature beef patty. The burger will remain on menu until the end of the holiday season—or until supplies run out—for $12. Would you try it?

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Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling
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It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.

 

Barnes & Noble's special edition Mister Rogers Funko Pop!
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Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.

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