Pumpkin spice? Pray for its demise

Over hyped and over appreciated: The pumpkin spice latte


Courtesy of Erika Parker

Senior Bailey Eadie sips her pumpkin spice latte outside Starbucks.

Jamie Bishop, Features Editor

It’s here, ladies and gents, October is a time for sweaters, boots, the cooler fall nights, and last and definitely least, pumpkin spice.

Pumpkin spice has taken over and nothing is safe from it.

Our favorite brands have joined the trend and it’s time for it to end. From instant pumpkin spice lattes for dogs, to oatmeal; to Go-Go squeeze, to kombucha, and even butter; it all has to go NOW.

Now to be real with everyone reading, I’ve only ever had ONE pumpkin spice latte, and it was overhyped. I heard from all my girl friends that I “had” to try one and that I couldn’t “knock it till I try it.”

Everything was great. I grabbed the warm Starbucks cup and took a small sip. Everything was perfect. The temperature of the coffee, the weather, the pretty simple cup. Well everything except the taste.

The cinnamon and nutmeg taste filled my mouth and it was dislike at first taste.

The trend of pumpkin spice has overstayed its welcome. How do you ever justify putting cinnamon and nutmeg in an acidic sour drink like kombucha?

Even our favorite juice from childhood, Capri-Sun, tweeted about creating a pumpkin spice flavor. Can you imagine drinking a Capri-Sun that tastes like French toast? That’d break every unspoken law about food. Capri-Suns are meant to be a fruity, refreshing drink that we would drink after playing outside for hours as a kid.

I completely understand that some people love the taste of pumpkin spice, which is totally fine. I  think this pumpkin spice thing has been taken way too far in every way. Everywhere I go, all I find are pumpkin spice foods, drinks, clothing, candles, scents, and all of the above.

It doesn’t just bother me, have you seen celebrities tweets lately? Many rappers like Take Off, Lil Uzi Vert, and Cardi B have tweeted out that the pumpkin spice lattes are overdone and that it’s for “basic girls.” Clearly, I have to censor some of these tweets, because well… you know why. Many of these celebrities have captioned photos of the pumpkin spice latte with rolling eye emojis. Take Off literally tweeted, “N A H !!!” in reaction to the drink.

I’m not the only one who is annoyed with this drink and the takeover of pumpkin spice. It’s time to throw away our pumpkin spice lattes and start a new trend that tastes a little better.