What does that mean you say? Well, I’ll tell you. It’s my shortened way of introducing fall into our midst. It means pumpkin spice shit. Yes, it’s that time. I thought I’d make this blog nice and light and as bubbly as I can get, which isn’t much mind you. First, I’ll talk about the good pumpkin spice shit which is only a matter of opinion, I know. Then, I’ll break ground on the horrifying mess that occurs when things are taken way too far.

The good things:  Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte latte

Pumpkin Spice candles, Pumpkin Spi Coffee, Pumpkin Spiced Pancakes and Waffle MixPumpkin Spice Chai, Pumpkin Spiced Muffins/bread, PS Yogurt, Pumpkin spice creamer. P Spice Mini Crullers. I could even possibly get with Pumpkin Spice Syrup.


I think its excellent that these things are only introduced for a limited time. Why? Real talk. Because you will get sick of them. Verily, I started on Pumpkin Spice Creamer two weeks ago and I already have to take a break. After a while it starts to taste like rancid cinnamon milk with a pinch of nutmeg. I have to say though one of my favorite things to make are pumpkin spice biscuits, which is a combination of bisquick mix, real pumpkin, the usual spices, and cool whip. I then top them with apple butter. I top my pumpkin pancakes and waffles with a slather of apple butter too I’m not ashamed to say.

Don’t judge me until you’ve walked a mile in my nutmeg dusted shoes.

Now, for the things that make me doubt humanity’s chances of survival.

Pumpkin Spice Gum, PS Protein Powder, PS Tortilla Chips, Nestle Tollhouse PS morsels, Pumpkin Spiced Oreos, PS Soy Milk, PS Fettuccini Noodles, Pumpkin Spiced Almonds, PS Twinkies, PS Pringles, PS Body Wash, Shampoo and Lotion (who the fuck wants to go around smelling like a candle?) PS Vodka, PS Beer (gag…so much gag), PS Hummus (OMG WTF) and PS Peanut Butter.


I’m not making any of this up. If some of you readers are enticed by anything on this list, something is wrong with you. You are NOT my friends and deserve to live on your own island surrounded by PS water, PS coconuts and PS fish to roast over you PS scented fire.

Good day to you all.


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  1. Something is definitely wrong with me, but that would be a whole other topic…Now if you like PS creamer, PS soy milk is not a stretch and downright necessary for those of us still struggling with menopause and hot flashes. And…pumpkin spice Vodka…you betcha…I might even try a pumpkin spice beer and I hate beer. How about a pumpkin spice cider…mmhmm…I would totally go for that!

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  2. Maybe you mentioned it and I missed it, but Trader Joe’s has PS ice cream. Yum. It’s the only PS thing I eat. I’ve yet to try the PS Latte, but I would. I just don’t go to Starbucks that often.

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  3. Pumpkin spice ice cream (with some actual pumpkin mixed in) has been around for a long time. I look forward to it in the fall. But pumpkin spice cider–well, at that point, it’s apple spice. Apple pie, cake, etc. uses pretty much the same spice mix. Why does pumpkin get all the attention? I guess because pumpkins are bigger and brighter and more carvable than apples, and we’re indoctrinated into loving them as kids with the connection to Halloween. And then there’s the alliterative charm of pumpkin pie. (That said, pumpkin bread is right at the top off my preferred things to bake, followed by blueberry buckle.)

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  4. having soooo much fun grossing people out with “did you know about PS pringles??”
    but eager to attempt my own version of PS biscuits, with Real Pumpkin.

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  5. I have never been able to understand the Pumpkin spice (everything). But Pumpkin spice ice cream? With real pumpkin “skakes head”

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