by Jenn Webster
Whether we like it or not, Pumpkin Spice season is on its way early this year...
|Despite the fact that we are still in the midst of a pandemic, one thing is for sure: Fall is just around the corner, and soon, pumpkin spice season would be around the corner too, and that means this: “Aw, man, here we go again…”
Yeah, I am thinking that pumpkin spice is going to be much more needed than ever this year, both as an escape and as a reminder of how ever-so-wonderful fall used to be before this stinkin’ health crisis hit, without the slightest hint of knowing how long it’s going to last…
For those of you people who wanted to know about pumpkin spice for the very first time, then I shall tell you; Pumpkin spice has become as much a part of autumn as pink lemonade is to summer. It is actually a spice that is a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, and it was originally intended to add flavoring to pumpkin pie for holidays such as Thanksgiving.
It was indeed called pumpkin pie spice, and it was meant for flavoring pumpkin pies; However, the spice gained its popularity in the 1990s when people started putting that flavor into their coffees. Meanwhile, McCormick did not put “pumpkin pie spice” into their shelves until the 1950s.
Starbucks gave birth to one of its most popular coffees of all time, the Pumpkin Spice Latte, which made its debut in 2003; since then, that drink has become popular with millennials everywhere. Oh, and I think some nice old folks, too.
Ever since pumpkin spice became popular, it has become quite the fact that pumpkin-spiced ANYTHING would be available in any store imaginable: Just think, you could buy pumpkin spice cereal, pumpkin-spiced milk, pumpkin spice chocolate bars, you name it! Oh, and I do not suppose there would be a pumpkin spice flavored antacid anytime soon, don’t you agree?!
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