Pumpkin Spice

The fall season is here.

By Kendall Propst, Staff Writer

It’s that time of year when all the pumpkin flavored items hit store retires. The pumpkin zest is typically a blend of cinnamon, clove, ginger, vanilla, all spice, nutmeg, and occasionally real pumpkin.  

The pumpkin spice season is the time span between Halloween and Thanksgiving. Fall is set apart by an expectation of the arrival of pumpkin spice, along with a get-it-while-you-can attitude. These items result in much profit for places that serve pumpkin flavored food or coffee, and even places with the scent in candles or sprays. 

Customers regularly hurry to get their hands on pumpkin spice items before they’re overwhelmed with gingerbread, peppermint, and different flavors generally connected with the winter festivities.

Social similarity is another factor that drives the craze of this pumpkin flavor. The more you see others getting their hands on hot cups of pumpkin spice lattes or talking about the heavenly pumpkin spice essence that is running through their home, the more probable you are to want these things as well. Many of the flavors and fragrance of pumpkin spice are enough to bring pre-winter leaves, comfortable sweaters, and a warm fireplace to mind. It’s an approach to get into the holiday spirit, reminding society that occasions like Halloween and Thanksgiving are the perfect season for this flavor. Basically, it’s nostalgic. Many people love the smell or taste of these seasonal flavors because it may remind them of their childhood, or just joyful thoughts during the holidays.