As the kids hop aboard those big yellow buses, the temperature begins to drop, and we prepare to flip our calendars to the beloved October… I always look forward to one thing… Pumpkin Spice International Delight coffee creamer. (Even typing it, I can hear the angels singing.) This year, as I ventured to the grocery store to pick up a delightful bottle of fall flavor… I stopped dead in my tracks. Everything around me was burnt orange… and I’m quite convinced a spiced pumpkin vomited all over the marketing departments of every company in the world (or at least in America… I don’t know if other companies have been subjected to this nightmare).
Pumpkin spice M&M’s, Oreos, cookie dough, ice cream, cinnamon rolls, soap, hair products, stickers, air freshener… good gracious… where will this madness end? Am I going to walk into Victoria’s Secret and see pumpkin spice unmentionables? Perhaps Huggies will start carrying pumpkin spice scented diapers and wipes? (Okay… that might be kind of fun… far better than the smell that will fill them!)
Seriously though… get a friggin grip people! When it comes to pumpkin spice… just get in my coffee… and go home.