Don’t drink your Pumpkin Spice Latte, deep-fry it

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The trend for a seasonal onslaught outside the pie realm started in the early 1990s, when pumpkin spice began flavoring coffees and creamers to add to coffee.

According to a Forbes article entitled “How Starbucks Turned Pumpkin Spice Into A Marketing Bonanza”, the flavor of “pumpkin spice” is actually just a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg and cloves.

Pumpkin spice fever has arrived and it shows in the grocery store aisles.

The Pumpkin Spice Latte gets a bad reputation for its heavy sweetness and its orange hue.

However, pumpkin will always remain at the top of favorite fall tastes. Pumpkin is a great flavor, but it’s not for everything. Surely there are many more foods that would mate well with pumpkin pie spice cookie butter, and we looking forward to discovering what those might be. The popularity of pumpkin spice has created a unique flavor trend, which is why so many different markets may be trying to get a stake in the flavor. Krispy Kreme has created a pumpkin cheesecake doughnut.Now to be fair, there are a couple of exceptions, like Phoenix’s own Essence Bakery’s Pumpkin Spice Macaroons, which are completely to die for. Learn more by visiting or by calling 337-534-8700. But there are plenty of places where pumpkin spice shines, like in espresso drinks, cupcakes and even gelato.

But, the marketing didn’t stop there; the pumpkin spice flavored things encompass things from hummus to Pringles.


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