Can you guys believe it’s basically October?? We can’t…it feels like summer was just last week! With the coming of fall brings some of our favorite things.. Halloween, apple picking, sweater weather, scarves, the foliage, football, and of course..all things Pumpkin Spice flavor. Well.. maybe some things pumpkin flavor.
Have you been to the grocery store recently and actually looked at what Pumpkin Spice products have reached the market? It’s ridiculous. I thought pumpkin beer, coffee, and muffins were enough. However, going deeper into the world of the famous fall flavor it’s apparent this fad isn’t going anywhere anytime soon…don’t get me wrong, I totally understand, ‘getting into the spirit of Fall’… but when things start popping up such as Pumpkin Spice milk, bagels and cheerios the craze may be getting a little out of hand.
Check out the other food products that now feature the Pumpkin Spice Flavor:
Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese: Other than the occasional strawberry cream cheese, I only have eyes for the original. If that weren’t the case, I could see this being tasty.
Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Sandwiches: Believe it or not.. I wouldn’t be apposed to trying these. I fell hard for Pumpkin Ice Cream at a fair when I was six. If you are a fan of Pumpkin flavored things…Pumpkin Ice Cream is actually VERY good… so these Pumpkin Spice ice cream sandwiches don’t intimidate me.
Pumpkin Spice Salad: This salad contains, kale, roasted turkey, raisins, and pumpkin seeds…sounds good right? They had me up until the pumpkin spice vinaigrette. PASS.
Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses: Interested.. but probably would never try this….
Pumpkin Spice Cereals: I’ve come across cereals such as Special K, Cheerios, Frosted Mini Wheats, and even Oatmeal that are Pumpkin Spice flavored. Hmm… interesting
Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows: They lost me on this one… Pumpkin Spice S’mores… no thank you.
Pumpkin Spice Kahlua: If you are not familiar with Kahlua, it is a coffee flavored rum that most people spike their coffee with. So if I had to take a guess… when you mix it with your iced coffee it tastes like a Spiked Pumpkin Spice Latte? I could possibly see myself enjoying this…
Pumpkin Spice Yogurt: I’m completely stuck on this one. I don’t know exactly how I feel about Pumpkin flavored yogurt… I’ve had Maple, Coconut, Coffee, and even Key Lime flavored yogurt and they weren’t all that bad. I’m actually a little curious.
Pumpkin Spice Pretzels: I don’t even know where to begin with these.. will they be salty?
Pumpkin Spice Cookies: Basic pumpkin cookies that taste like Pumpkin bread… totally fine. But when you get into the Pumpkin Spice Oreo’s, Pumpkin Spice Milano’s, or Pumpkin Spice Fudge Stripe Cookies…it seems like some companies are a little too excited about Fall.
I’m shocked they haven’t come out with Pumpkin Spice flavored Kool-Aid, Lolly Pops, or Cotton Candy yet. When that day comes I’ll throw the towel in, accept defeat, and bow down to the Pumpkin Flavor Gods… But in the mean time, I’ll stick with the Basics.