Is there such a thing as TOO MUCH pumpkin spice?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on October 25th, 2016


october-6-pumpkinEverywhere 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?

 

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Is Pennsylvania the “Ice Cream State?”

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on October 22nd, 2016


Is Pennsylvania the “Ice Cream State?”

november-4-an-pecansOur home state of Pennsylvania is known for a lot of things. We’re the “Birthplace of Independence” (the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were drafted in Philadelphia), we’ve got a booming pretzel industry, and we invented the whoopie pie. Despite all that we’ve got

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Facebook Highlights: Who wants to visit the magical pumpkin patch with us?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on October 21st, 2016


Facebook Highlights: Who wants to visit the magical pumpkin patch with us?

Fall has officially…fallen? It’s true! The leaves are changing colors and beginning to fall (yep, that means you can add raking to your weekend to-do list), and the fall flavors — like Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream — are here to make our autumn menus a

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Second Scoop — Recipe: Apple Crisp Stuffed Baked Apples

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on October 15th, 2016


Second Scoop — Recipe: Apple Crisp Stuffed Baked Apples

We’re not sure if you’ve noticed (we certainly have here in Lancaster County!), but it’s fall out there. The air is cooler, the leaves are changing and the hoodies are being worn. With that in mind, we dug up this VERY fall recipe to get

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October 85th Anniversary prize: These cool bumpy glasses

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on October 8th, 2016


October 85th Anniversary prize: These cool bumpy glasses

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There are only two months left (after this one) in our 85th Anniversary celebration, which means great, vintage prizes like these glasses will soon be a thing of the past. Or will they? Why can’t we give away vintage prizes next year, or the year

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Who wants a fish-shaped ice cream cone?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on September 29th, 2016


Who wants a fish-shaped ice cream cone?

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For the most part, the traditional ice cream cone shape has remained relatively unchanged since its invention at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. But an ice cream shop in Berkeley, CA called Uji Time has created the fish-shaped ice cream cone you see above.

Here’s

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Would you eat it? Super spicy “Scorpion Sting” ice cream

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on September 20th, 2016


Would you eat it? Super spicy “Scorpion Sting” ice cream

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When it comes to spicy food, you either love it or you don’t. (A quick poll here at the Dairy revealed a 50/50 split.) And while spicy fare is usually reserved for chicken wings, chili and various Mexican cuisine, it can be applied to…ice cream?

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Facebook highlights: Should we add Cotton Candy Ice Cream to our regular lineup?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on September 14th, 2016


Facebook highlights: Should we add Cotton Candy Ice Cream to our regular lineup?

Well folks, summer may not officially end until September 21, but let’s face it…it’s over. The kids are back in school, Labor Day has come and gone and, on certain days, there’s even the slightest hint of fall in the air. Yep, autumn has arrived.

That’s

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September 85th Anniversary prize: What’s your favorite ice cream truck treat?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on September 8th, 2016


September 85th Anniversary prize: What’s your favorite ice cream truck treat?

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When the ice cream man rolls down your street — and you’ll hear him coming from two block away — it might send you scrambling to find some loose change to buy a push up pop.

This month’s 85th anniversary vintage prize will help. It’s the

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Is anyone excited for pumpkin pie season? (We are!)

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on September 4th, 2016


Is anyone excited for pumpkin pie season? (We are!)

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Tomorrow is Labor Day, which kind of marks the end of summer and the beginning of Fall, even though the official first day of Fall is September 22. That’s good, because it also means all of those pumpkin spiced things you’ve been seeing on grocery

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