Every year the pumpkin spice industrial complex – also known as Big Pumpkin – releases more and more new flavored items each fall. I saw pumpkin spice yogurt pretzels and pumpkin spice apple juice, which happened to be packaged like sparkling wine. It did not seem to have bubbles, though.
One of the real headshakers was spotted by my lovely girlfriend. Pumpkin Spice Latte popcorn. So it is bad enough that someone thought pumpkin flavored popcorn was a good idea, but when you add latte to mix – evoking the drink of the scarf-wearing millennials – I have to wonder if there are coffee undertones to the pumpkin spice.
But the worst of all is pumpkin spice dog biscuits. Do we really need to drag the pooch into this madness?