When I set out to curate the October edition of The Pumpkin Batch, I was inspired by the legendary characters and traditions surrounding trick-or-treat and Halloween in America. I wanted to curate an October Batch box that was full of delicious pumpkin spice flavors that might be fun for a pumpkin lover to find in their Trick-or-Treat sack at the end of a long night of canvassing the neighborhood.
I was also in search of products with a name or brand that had legendary connotations – hence a savory snack by the Salem Baking company (conjuring images of Salem witches, though there is no actual connection), a sweet snack from Kraken and Claw whose Harvest Brew is “rumored” to have been the official snack of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, and a truly incredible candle called Pumpkin Hollow, te aromas from which evoke all the incredible emotions and memories of Halloweens past.
You may have also noticed the pink lining in this month’s box. The Pumpkin Batch is a proud supporter of The National Breast Cancer Foundation. We encourage each of you to visit NationalBreastCancer.org and make a donation to support research, prevention, and the race to a cure today. Tag us in a post to let us know you donated and use the hashtag #HelpingWomenNow.
Enjoy the box everyone!