Mother: Pumpkin Spice seems to be the phrase of the day. I have to ask why? In my opinion, it all started years ago with Starbucks and their Pumpkin Spice Latte. Don’t get me wrong I like pumpkin pie as much as the next person, but it stops there for me. Reading Andrea’s blog over on livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com, I saw she had tons of pumpkin spice items. Who knew so many food items came in this flavor? A girl I use to work with goes into countdown mode the first of September for her Starbucks Pumpkin Spice. And daughter turns into a hoarder when this flavor of coffee creamer shows up on the shelves.
I have never been a fan of flavored anything. Years ago before I started drinking coffee myself anytime, I entertained I would buy flavored coffee. Vanilla, chocolate, hazelnut any flavored coffee that I thought sounded good. You notice I said sounded good, I had never personally tasted any. Once I did try the flavored coffees I knew why I was always throwing a pot of coffee away. Yuck is the only word that covers flavored coffee in my opinion. I drink my coffee black with no sweetener or creamer. I do like a Cold Brew from Starbucks with a splash of heavy cream, but no flavoring or sweetener.
The same goes for my tea. A good strong black tea is all I ask for no flavors or sweeteners. Irish Breakfast from Twinnings is my favorite. Our son when he lived here liked Chia tea. Chia is another flavor that is strange to me. And I have to say I don’t understand how they can flavor Chia with pumpkin spice. Wouldn’t that just be extra cinnamon? Or extra something. I am not sure how your taste buds would be able to decipher the differences. To me, it would just be an overload of different spices.
I bet the pumpkin spice donuts would be good. Also, pumpkin spice muffins sound alright. Those with a cup of black coffee or tea sound delicious. I love a good cake type donut, and the pumpkin spice would be a bonus. I say this like I am not following a low carb diet and that I would eat a donut. The one thing I haven’t seen is a pumpkin spice Oreo. For some strange reason, I like the Oreo’s that have the different colored icing in the middle. The regular chocolate Oreos with the white filling do not tempt me but put the red filling in them, and I will eat them all day long. It has been pointed out to me that the flavor is the same, and I know this is true but it makes no difference. But pumpkin spice in the filling might be pretty tasty.
Daughter thinks people like pumpkin spice because it is signaling the changing of the seasons. Maybe I don’t get it because I always hate for summer to be over. Summer is my time of year and I know that right behind fall is winter. Christmas, in my opinion, is the only good thing about winter. And after Christmas, you go into those dark dreary months of January and February. It could be I see pumpkin spice as the prelude to all of the bad weather that could be coming.
Are you a fan of pumpkin spice? Do you count down the days waiting on Starbucks and the Pumpkin Spice Latte?
Till next time.