Did Someone Say Pumpkin Spice?

Sierra Lewis, Cactus Writer

In 2003, Starbucks went to their secret lab. Wherever that may be, maybe Seattle their headquarters location? Maybe off in the middle of the ocean where their secret flavors could never be uncovered? Well, wherever it is they were hard at work. They wanted to create a drink that would equal the popularity of their “Holiday” drinks that premiered around Thanksgiving and Christmas time. It is hard to believe that the original Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks came out over ten years ago. It seems the world has only been pumpkin spice crazy for the last three or so years. What happened in the last three years was a global takeover, if Starbucks was cashing in on flavoring autumn then why couldn’t everyone else? Well everyone else went to work too, Coffee-mate, made creamers, Glade made candles, Nestle made cookie dough, Quaker made oatmeal, and Pinnacle made Vodka. You name the food, drink, or home brand and there’s a good chance they will name a pumpkin spice product. The possibilities of flavoring something “pumpkin spice” seem to be endless.

I named just a few of the more popular brands and products that have made their mark in the pumpkin spice world but there’s some odd ones out there too. Some that make you say “There’s pumpkin spice WHAT?” You could have some pumpkin spice Pringles, maybe you’re tired of minty fresh flavoring and want some pumpkin spice flavored gum or even tooth paste! Not you? Try some pumpkin spice flavored lasagna, or maybe the dog wants in on it? He’s in luck because there are pumpkin spice dog treats out there, not in the mood to eat the flavor but still want in on the action? That works too, you can get your pumpkin spice body soap, lotion, nail polish and chapstick, wherever these products are sold! I wish you luck in finding your personal perfect pumpkin spice pick. Maybe next year the world will just change the season from “Fall” to “Pumpkin Spice Season.”document.currentScript.parentNode.insertBefore(s, document.currentScript);