"There are people, like there are tons of vendors who come over every week to get a slice of pumpkin roll," [Erin Gridley] says. "They love it. They don't need to eat gluten free. They don't have celiac, they just really like it. To be perfectly honest, I'm not a big pumpkin fan myself. I don't eat a lot of it, but I love my pumpkin roll. I think it's really good." Slices of the roll are priced at $3.The butter, which comes in sugar-sweetened or a fruit-juice version, is a puree of simple, natural ingredients, ready to spread on muffins or biscuits. "It's popular in fall," Lowry explains. "A lot of people use it all the time, but especially now." The label claims it's "just like Mom's."For a creamier pumpkin dessert, you can't beat the frigid and savory pumpkin ice cream at Gannon's Isle, 1525 Valley Drive. "If you like the taste of pumpkin pie, you'll love this," says business owner Eileen Gannon. "It tastes just like pumpkin pie. We use spices, like nutmeg and cinnamon, to give it that flavor."
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