Everywhere you turn these days, it seems pumpkin spice is there. Pumpkin spiced waffles, pumpkin spiced cereal, pumpkin spiced cookies. Heck, there’s even pumpkin spice-scented hand soap. Of course, there’s also Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream. And who can forget the pumpkin spiced coffee?
But all of this pumpkin spiciness begs the question: Is there such thing as TOO MUCH pumpkin spice?
If you go back five years, pumpkin spice was almost nowhere to be found, except for a few coffee shops and one very large coffee shop whose pumpkin spiced latte was so popular that people counted down the days until its arrival. Now, everyone has joined the pumpkin spiced game.
Sales of pumpkin spiced goodies has increased 79 percent since 2015 with 40 percent of people purchasing the fall flavor in 2014 (the last year for which sales data is available). And, still, the pumpkin spiced-craze shows no signs of slowing.
It makes perfect sense, too. Pumpkin spice, with its hints of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves, is a fall-flavored delight! Just one sip or one bite, and you’re immediately transported to a crisp, fall day, a gentle breeze is blowing the leaves at your feet, and the scarf tied loosely around your neck is the perfect balance of fashion accessory and neck warmer.
So, what are your thoughts? Are you “all aboard” the pumpkin spice train, did you jump off years ago, or did you never get on because you’re counting the days until egg nog season?