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Pumpkin spice crazy: Has the trend gone too far?

Dozens of food items, body lotion and deodorant
Posted at 10:45 AM, Sep 10, 2018

The three words "pumpkin spice latte" are enough to get some people crazy with excitement every September.

There's something about Starbucks' annual rollout that says fall is here.

But the 15-year-old fall trend that started with Starbucks Coffee, and just one drink, has now expanded into so many other things, that many consumers are now saying: "When is enough enough?"

#PSL has spread to much more than coffee.

You can now get:

  • Pumpkin spice lattes (Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds)
  • Pumpkin spice donuts (Dunkin Donuts, Tim Horton's, other donut shops)
  • Pumpkin spike Breakfast cereal (Cheerios, Life, Frosted Flakes, and Frosted Mini Wheats)
  • Pumpkin spice pretzels (Auntie Ann's, others)
  • Pumpkin spice energy bars (Clif, others)
  • Pumpkin spice almonds (Planters, Blue Diamond)
  • Pumpkin spice Oreos
  • Pumpkin spice Twinkies (appeared in 2016, not confirmed they will come back)
  • Pumpkin spice deodorant  (Native brand)
  • Pumpkin spice  body lotion (Ulta, Hempz, others)
  • Pumpkin spice soap (Williams Sonoma)

Doesn't that stink?

Use some soap, body, lotion, and deodorant in the morning, and you'll smell like a pumpkin all day at the office.  

If you lose some friends as a result, you may say "doesn't that stink?"

It may be a case where a little is good, but too much can be too much.

If pumpkin spice is not your thing, the good news is it's gone after Thanksgiving. The bad news is that you had better like peppermint mocha, because that flavor will be everywhere in December.

As always don't waste your money.


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