Autumn is here and that can only mean one thing, pumpkin spice season. Cup Noodles’ 50th anniversary is celebrating with a limited pumpkin spice flavor with other natural flavors ramen noodles in sauce. I love the other natural flavors mystery ingredients.
What started off a few years innocently as a Starbucks seasonal frothy beverage has mushroomed out of control. The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte was introduced in 2003. You will now find your grocery store littered with pumpkin spice in about just every popular product. From September till the end of October, North America seems to go crazy with the Autumn spice. I think we reached the tipping point with pumpkin spice, enough is enough. There is way too much out there. Personally, I think it has become clickbait for the most outrageous food combos that manufacturers want to promote their year-long products by adding pumpkin spice. Just about restaurant or food establishment has added pumpkin spice to their menu. I hate entering the Christmas Tree Store or Bath and Body Works, it feels like your nose is swimming in pumpkin spice. The best part of the spice is that there is no pumpkin in it. It is a spice for pumpkin pies so that they taste better. Why not just call it the cinnamon spice?
Hold the presses! Kraft Heinz Canada is unloading onto the public Pumpkin Spice KD (mac and cheese for our neighbors in the south). Should we be excited or repulsed?
Wait, there is a catch! It is a contest of sorts. Only one thousand brave mouths will are able to taste this new KD flavor. You have to sign up and answer a few questions.
Linus just ate too many pumpkin spice products in 2019.
Is this the year of the pumpkin? Many companies are rolling out some sort of pumpkin-flavored product of limited editions of their popular products. Here are the top 30 products out in the market.
Of course, Tony the Tiger will say Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Pumpkin Spice tastes great. But honestly, seems there is an overkill when Autumn rolls around and every company wants to create some form of pumpkin flavor for their well-known brand. Sorry Tony, I will pass.