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What is pumpkin spice?

We are knee-deep into pumpkin spice season.  Everywhere you turn, you will encounter pumpkin-spiced-you-name-it-it-exists-even-though-it-doesn’t-need-to.  Seriously though, I think we have taken this obsession just a smidge too far.  Don’t you think?
Look, I’m not saying I don’t enjoy a PSL (pumpkin spiced latte) every now and then.  But, do we really need it everywhere?
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An oldie but a goodie and one of my favorite memes about pumpkin spice season
At any rate, what is pumpkin spice anyway?  Technically, it doesn’t exist.  Pumpkin is a fruit and what we have come to know as pumpkin spice is a combination of spices—like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and vanilla—that mimic the flavors found in pumpkin pie.  There isn’t actually any pumpkin in it.
Pumpkin spice, yea or nay?
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