You guys, it's pumpkin spice latte season! Now that it's officially fall, it's time to eat pumpkin spice EVERYTHING. Pumpkin spice muffins, pumpkin spice cookies, pumpkin spice ravioli, pumpkin spice beer, pumpkin spice green bean casserole, pumpkin spice pork belly buns. What, too much?
It's not even October, and some of us are already experiencing Pumpkin Spice Overload Disorder (PSOD). So haunted are we by the ubiquitous flavor, there's a film about it: Pumpkin Spice, the movie*. No, it's not just you. There is definitely a pumpkin spice conspiracy. And Linus from the Peanuts Gang is in on it.
Look, I've got nothing against pumpkin spice. I like it as pie. And I will probably drink at least one pumpkin spice latte sometime in the month of October. But there is only so much of this flavor a person can take. Pumpkin beer is for people who do not like the taste of beer in the first place, you know? No one needs vegetables inside their beer. No one. Don't get me started on the pumpkin spice M&M's. (NO!) The pumpkin spice tea. Pumpkin spice effing coconut milk. WTF. Pumpkin spice chemicals you spray into the air in case you're too full to cram another pumpkin spice something into your mouth but cannot face another pumpkin spice-free moment in your life.
And can we all please tell the truth for once? This isn't even about the pumpkin. About five people in America actually like the taste of pumpkin by itself. This is about that mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. When will we admit the truth about pumpkin spice?
Anyway, here is my favorite scene from the trailer for Pumpkin Spice. This pretty much says everything about this seasonal obsession.
Guy: They're putting pumpkin in everything. It's not even that good!
Woman: YES IT IS. It's yummy, and it's SEASONAL!
Why? Why the pumpkin spice obsession every fall? Linus reveals the secret near the end of the trailer.
"Life is boring. Let's spice it up."
*Not a real movie. Duh.
Do you love the pumpkin spice everything, or are you already sick of it?
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