Pumpkin Spice and everything nice: the growth of pumpkin spice

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Pumpkin Spice fits perfectly with the fall theme and the most known from the pumpkin spice latte and frappuccino.

The Hershey company has discovered that 34 percent chose pumpkin spice as one of their favorite fall flavors. The growth in pumpkin spice production has also increased and is now being sold as bagels, donuts, and beef jerky.

What do the Providence Academy students think of this fall delectable?

When asked about the pumpkin spice latte, PA student Essie Broich ’18 said, “when it comes out I am not necessarily wanting it very much but, if I am at like a coffee shop, I will get one.”

Even though it’s not something that everyone craves right when fall happens, it is still very much enjoyed and picked for their drink when they go to a coffee shop.

What in pumpkin spice that makes it fit so well with the fall season? There is obviously pumpkin, but also cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Pumpkin spice, whether in a pie or latte form, is paired with whipped cream to balance all of the sweetness.

It fits perfectly with fall because these are the ingredients, and smells, most associated with fall in many things like bread, muffins, bars, etc. They give off a homey feeling whenever they are smelled.

Rachel Clark ‘18 said, “these three spices along with the pumpkin undertones create a peppery yet sweet bouquet, perfect for autumn.”

Even new fall fragrances have the ingredients of cinnamon and pumpkin, to capture the real essence of fall.

This fall, make sure you go get yourself a pumpkin spice latte, to welcome the new season!