This year, a rumor surfaced that the sticky sweet craze had spawned an entirely different pumpkin spice-flavored item: condoms, made by Durex.
The company did not immediately confirm or deny the existence of the product, leaving the Internet in a tizzy.
The plot thickened this morning, when Durex initially tweeted a denial but then deleted it, leading to further confusion. Finally, though, Durex put the rumors to rest: an unnamed company spokesperson told BuzzFeed that Durex would not be coming out with a pumpkin spice condom.
“Durex has heard that people are saying we launched a ‘Pumpkin Spice’ condom," the spokesperson said. "We can’t claim this one, but we do love it when people spice it up in the bedroom."
Even though they proved to be a myth, the Internet still had a field day with pumpkin spice condoms. Never forget.
the pumpkin spice condom is available in tall, grande, and venti— Tabir Akhter (@tabooradley) September 8, 2014
*high fives self*
I'm strangely disappointed that these pumpkin spice condoms aren't actually a thing. Because come on, pumpkin spice!— Corinne. (@corinneeee_xoxo) September 8, 2014
I guess we should all be thankful when our coworkers break out the pumpkin spice candles and not the pumpkin spice condoms— ohkatieb (@ohkatieb) September 8, 2014
Durex now makes pumpkin spice condoms which means that no white girl is ever going to get pregnant again.— kailin (@ayokailin) September 7, 2014
Don't need those pumpkin spice flavored condoms. I use natural birth control like wearing Crocs and cargo shorts.— Keith-182 (@rarekeith) September 8, 2014