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?
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?