Tampax Pumpkin Spice Tampons

Is Tampax marketing pumpkin spice tampons?

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Claim:   Tampax is marketing pumpkin spice tampons.


Example:   [Collected via e-mail, October 2014]

Has Tampax come out with a pumpkin spice Tampon?


Origins:   In a case of a humorous image getting separated from its original context and being circulated without attribution, rumors have been spreading of Tampax “Pumpkin Spice Tampons.” Pumpkin spice everything has become common with the arrival of autumn, and the parody appears to have gone over the heads of a consumer base inundated by many such items each fall season.

While various pictures of Pumpkin Spice Tampax boxes are in circulation, the idea originated with a BuzzFeed post titled “16 Pumpkin Spice Products That Don’t Exist and Should Never Exist.” One of the most commonly circulated images accompanied a post to the official BuzzFeed Twitter feed:

The Pumpkin Spice Tampax rumor closely resembled a similar tale that Durex was introducing pumpkin spice condoms. That, too, was a parody.

Last updated:   7 October 2014