Pumpkin spice cough drops are a real thing you can buy

‘Tis the season for colorful changing leaves, cozy sweaters, satisfying soups—oh, and also those not-so-lovely colds, allergies and sinus infections. Of course, now is also the return of pumpkin spice everything.

But why oh why am I tempting you with pumpkin spice if you’ll be too sick to enjoy it? Well, thanks to CVS, not even illness can stop you from enjoying the wonderful fall flavor of pumpkin spice. The pharmacy chain has introduced pumpkin spice cough drops because, honestly, why not? You understand what our phlegm-y soul needs, CVS.

The cough drops were first spotted by Instagram user CandyHunting, who posted a photo and wrote, “I’m pretty sure the sole reason why I’ve had a sore throat since Friday is that my immune system wants me to buy these CVS Pumpkin Spice Cough Drops.”


The cough drops also contain menthol, however, and CandyHunting (and probably a lot of others, myself included) are a bit skeptical about the combination of mint and pumpkin.

“Well immune system, it’s not happening. Menthol and pumpkin sound horrible together,” CandyHunting wrote.

And while you can’t believe everything you see on the internet (Abraham Lincoln said that, right?), this one is for real. CVS confirmed to Cosmopolitan.com that pumpkin spice cough drops are indeed real and widely available. The cough drops are available for a limited time in most stores nationwide and cost $1.70, a few dollars cheaper than your pumpkin spice latte, but probably a whole lot mintier.

Regardless of the amount of risk-taking you’re willing to do when it comes to your taste buds, fall is almost here, so now is the time to prepare for the cold and flu season. Here’s a list of non-pumpkin flavored foods to help you power through whatever illness comes your way.