By Jordan Rutz, Say What? –
‘Tis the season. Pumpkin spice is here.
September is upon us and that means pumpkin spice everything. Whether you love it or
hate it, the flavoring is everywhere right now.
Over the past few years pumpkin spice has become a staple for the Fall season, and
people are obsessed with it. September marks the first day pumpkin spice is available and re-
introduced back to many favorite drinks. The most notable fast food chain to introduce pumpkin
spice back every fall is Starbucks. Starbucks most famously brings back their Pumpkin Spice
Latte every fall, and people go crazy for it. Basically if people aren’t drinking one, they are not
worthy enough to be around people who are drinking it. At least that is what many people think.
Like me, though, I don’t really care for it and never have. I am not against people who do
enjoy it, it is a wonderful flavor, but I’m just not jumping out of bed the first day of September
and speeding to Starbucks to get it.
This pumpkin spice fad has become so popular that is now not only available in drinks
but is now being incorporated into many foods as well.
My favorite one has to be pumpkin spice Cheerios. I know I said I wasn’t that joyful over
pumpkin spice latte’s but when I saw these Cheerios I was on a mission to find them and
consumed the entire box in one sitting, which I may or may not have done.
The whole pumpkin spice phenomenon and the way people go crazy over it has become
so well-known, businesses are even getting a little humor out of it. I saw online that a tire
company are now trying to promote selling their tires by making their signs say, “It’s back!
Pumpkin spice rubber,” which I find humorous. Ok, so they might not be actually trying to
promote selling their tires but having such business incorporate this pop culture craz into
company may just make more people come in and check out what they have. Who would have
thought pumpkin spice could upsell tires. That just shows the power of the spice!
I do enjoy when pumpkin spice everything comes out because it reminds me that fall is
coming, and nothing is better than the leaves changing, apple orchards, hot (pumpkin spice)
cider, and bonfires.
Therefore, I do give thanks to pumpkin spice for setting the mood and enabling me to get
all of my flannel shirts out of storage.
With so many companies jumping on the pumpkin bandwagon who knows what other
crazy ideas they will try to add the flavor to. Pumpkin spice birthday cake? Pumpkin spice milk?
Hmm doesn’t sound too appealing, but hey, the Cheerios were a hit, for me at least, so who
Weather anybody’s been convinced to try any of the weird pumpkin spice flavored foods
or are still content on staying as far away as possible don’t worry, there are plenty more pumpkin
spice flavored seasons to come, and no shortage of it anytime soon.