Pumpkin Spice Cheerios just reset the calendar and ended summer

Aug 4, 2016 at 10:46 a.m. ET
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What is it today, Aug. 4? OK, just checking, because apparently the new Pumpkin Spice Cheerios are out and everyone is talking about them. The fall-themed cereal hits shelves this month, and for the love of all that is holy — why are they doing this to us?

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Pumpkins are not ripe yet. They're still sitting in the fields, all green and tiny. It's far from cozy-sweater weather. I haven't even gone on my summer vacation yet. Can we please calm down, here? Last I checked, autumn started around Sept. 22. Y'all are a month and a half ahead of schedule, Cheerios. Why are you trying to end my summer early?

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Anyway, early taste testers seem to love the stuff and say the flavor is deep and abiding. So you have that to look forward to if you're into the pumpkin spice game. It's a limited-edition flavor. Let's hope the cereal is still on shelves during actual fall.

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