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Shamrock Shakes and Pumpkin Spice Lattes: the Best-Branded Food for Every Season How brands have focused on selling specialty products during an especially hot (or cold) time.

By Entrepreneur Staff

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There's something about October, with Halloween in the air and scary movie marathons playing on T.V., that suddenly makes candy corn -- something you've probably ignored for the past 11 months -- a must-have. Apple pie never sounds better than on a summer day, with a scoop of ice cream on top, and hot chocolate somehow tastes better when it's cold outside . . . even when it's the same temperature in your kitchen year-round.

These brands have smartly tapped into that seasonal magic by creating limited releases of foods you can't help but crave -- if only for a little while.

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