It's officially the month of September, and we're only a hop, skip, and the tiniest jump away from Fall. It's a time for autumn leaves and cozy sweaters. It's Halloween and Thanksgiving. It's also Pumpkin Spice.
Oh, yes. That time is upon us.
And I get it. Why wouldn't you enjoy something like a pumpkin spice latte? It's foamy, creamy, keeps you feeling warm through the cold months. Its flavor is also reminiscent of a delicious slice of pumpkin pie. I get it. I do.
But then stuff like this happens, and it all goes downhill:
PUMPKIN SPICE MEAT?! IS NOTHING SACRED?!
And then there's, of course, the Pumpkin Spice beer - also known as the seasonal beer made for people who probably hate what real beer actually tastes like.
Even marketers for products that would've ordinarily seemed unrelated have found ways to tap into the Pumpkin Spice trend. Pumpkin Spice tires, anybody?
Granted, not all Pumpkin Spice flavored things circulating on the Internet are real. This picture of Pumpkin Spice Bud Light, fortunately, is definitely Photoshopped.
However, for every fake Pumpkin Spice product, there's like, 10,000 real ones - like Pumpkin Spice Pringles, Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows, and Pumpkin Spice M&Ms.
(Okay, admittedly, I never finished the math, so I'm not sure if it's REALLY 10,000. If anyone asks, I rounded up.)
It's times like these where I think we all need to take a step back and assess ourselves as a society. Have we - as one nation, under Pumpkin Spice - gone a bit too far?