TGIF: Pumpkin Spice Does Not Have Pumpkin In It And I Do Not Care

It’s officially TGIF with a twist. Similar to Motivational Mondays, Trisha’s Go In Fridays will be published weekly. TGIF is a part of my long-term plan of publishing posts five days a week. My endgame plan is posting every Friday thru Tuesday [that’s F, S, S, M, T]. The Saturday and Sunday post will be a weekly theme as well. I’m still on the planning phase with those days. That’s not why you came here. Let’s get into this week’s topic!

Nothing says fall like Pumpkin Spice. It’s everywhere and I love it. I don’t believe that I am obsessed…There is a small percentage of Pumpkin Spice and Pumpkin content on my Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook. If you said that I’m obsessed with Fall, then yes I am. I’m not a summer baby. If I had my way the temp wouldn’t go any higher than 65 degrees [I like to layer and snuggle with throw blankets]. Sadly, the weather is out of my hands…

Atleast, zI can use Pumpkin Spice year-round. After all, whose going to stop me? If we are talking about the actual spice, McCormick doesn’t treat Pumpkin Spice like a limited time product. Most of the time, you can find the 1.12 ounce packs in the spice section. The larger bottles are found in stores between September thru December in the stand alone baking displays. Over the years, companies like Nestle Coffee Mate are feeling out how early and how long they can keep Pumpkin Spice flavors in stores. My Instagram is proof of that.

It’s Not An Obsession…It’s A Life Style 😎☕🎃

Pumpkin Spice Infograph Originally from TitleMax

So why do we buy Pumpkin Spice everything. Well there are two reasons that make sense to me. One is convenience and the other is comfort. Why do it myself when someone else can do it? That’s why Starbucks can rank in millions from lattes. Plus, fall is such a comfy and cozy month that people like me want to experience that feeling year-round. This is partially why Pumpkin Spice flavored items in North America linger on the shelves well past the Bermonths.

What is Pumpkin Spice 🤔

First off, it’s actually Pumpkin Pie Spice. Not Pumpkin Spice. It is primarily used in Pumpkin dessert. If we look at this from a flavor profile point of view, it make sense. Yes, Pumpkin has a flavor, but is one of those starchy vegetables that plays well with spices, sugar, and flour. It takes a backseat to those ingredients. After all, Pumpkin Pie Spice doesn’t have pumpkin in it….at all. It is a combination of Cinnamon, Clove, Allspice, Nutmeg and Ginger. The funny thing is, you don’t need all five, but you must have Vinnamon. No matter what. You can literally make it yourself. Just for giggles, my favorite Pumpkin Bread recipe calls for Pumpkin Pie Spice and Cinnamon. There’s Cinnamon in Pumpkin Pie Spice. Why do I need more? Like I’ve mentioned in other pos

The moral of the story is adding the word spice to edible or nonedible that don’t have pumpkin in them still makes them authentic.

More Ways to Learn About Pumpkin Spice

If you want to know more about Pumpkin Spice Scisho Psych and Scisho Kids have informative videos about it on YouTube that I just so happened to include in this week’s TGIF post. Enjoy!

Do you like Pumpkin Spice? If so where do you draw the line? Should it only be edible items?

Do you think Pumpkin Spice is overrated? If so, why?

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