Has Pumpkin Spice Gone Too Far? Or Should The Spice Keep Going?

Ahhh, Fall. So many great things are associated with Fall. The changing of the leaves, cooler weather, sweaters and hoodies, candy and Halloween, and of course PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING! So has Pumpkin Spice gone too far? Or do you want more and more and more?

I know it is almost too easy to talk about the amount of Pumpkin Spice products, but they make it EASY! You can barely walk two feet into a grocery store, party store, or gas station, without bumping into some kind of Pumpkin Spice something.

My wife has absolutely no problem with that, but for me, I am somewhat indifferent about it. But I have to admit, it is getting a bit crazy. She currently owns Dunkin Donut Pumpkin Spice Goldfish Crackers, Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, and of course, Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Coffee in KCups. That’s it so far, but more is sure to follow.

Listen, I am quite content with my Count Chocula Cereal as my seasonal treat. Which seems harder and harder to find. Seriously Krogers, what’s your beef with the Count?

The use of pumpkin spice goes way back, but when did the actual marketing craze begin? According to Food and Wine, the craze started with Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte introduced in 2003.

The drink was invented by Starbucks employee Peter Dukes. His team had a unique method of testing the flavors by pouring espresso shots onto pumpkin pies. And changing the ratios of nutmeg, cinnamon, coffee, and steamed milk. My wife would have a fulfilled life with that career.

Now the spice has infiltrated almost every corner of the grocery store and beyond. There are products both delicious and hilarious. From cereals to cosmetics to drinks, pumpkin spice is here to stay.

So I compiled a few that I thought were a bit too much, or maybe they are not enough. For pumpkin spice fans, they might be perfect!

  • Pumpkin Spice Beard Lotion

    Please stop eating my beard! That is what I would have to say to my wife if I used this. I don’t know if it would make life more intimate or stranger. But the combination just seems odd to me. But again, to each their own. If you want to try it, One DTQ Pumpkin Spice Beard Oil makes a delicious one!

    Pumpkin Spice Too Much Beard Lotion


  • Pumpkin Spice Twinkies

    They say Twinkies will last in your digestive system for decades, so why not flavor it with pumpkin? This is a small speck in the world of Pumpkin Spice Snacks. The entire aisle of cookies and crackers is blended with pumpkin now.

    Hostess Brands Reports Q1 Earnings Amid Continued Growth In Last 4 Quarters

    SAN ANSELMO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 17: Hostess Twinkies and CupCakes are displayed on a store shelf on May 17, 2021 in San Anselmo, California. Hostess Brands posted better-than-expected first quarter earnings with revenues of $265.42 million compared to $243.49 million one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • Pumpkin Spice Toothpaste

    Pumpkin Spice Too Much Feature Image 2023 toothpaste

    A company called Breath Palette makes Pumpkin Spice Flavored toothpaste. If you already love it you might as well have the flavor in your mouth all day!

  • Pumpkin Spice Dog Shampoo

     Pumpkin Spice Too Much Feature Image 2023 dog shampoo

    My dog normally smells like Nachos, but now with Espree Pumpkin Spice Dog Shampoo, he can smell like Pumpkins! Be careful with this as you may want to eat the little rascal!

  • Detail Spray

     Pumpkin Spice Too Much Feature Image 2023 Detailing

    Your mouth, tongue, dog, home, what’s left? Oh, yeah, my car! How about some Adam’s Pumpkin Spice Detail Spray to make your vehicle smell like the freshest pumpkin pie? While

    If you are a huge fan of Pumpkin Spice Everything, there is so much more to explore, taste, and sniff in this spiced-out world. And I can only imagine there will be even more next fall!

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