Pumpkin Spice: Is it even good?


Christa Suchcicki, Staff Writer

Fall is seen as a beautiful season with leaves falling, apple picking, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and pumpkins. When you ask people the first thing that they think about with fall, they might say the falling of red and brown leaves or even pumpkin spice! The question is: is pumpkin spice worth the title of the signature flavor of fall?

Many businesses jump at bringing the pumpkin spice flavor to their stores even if it’s not remotely close to fall. Starbucks, for example, has been making their signature pumpkin spice lattes since late August. Many candle companies also release their pumpkin spice candles the second that September starts, even though the season begins later in the month.

To see if pumpkin spice deserves the title of “Flavor of the Fall,” my older brother and I decided to check it out (neither of us had anything pumpkin spice flavored before).

The nearest place that sold anything pumpkin spice flavored was Starbucks, so we tried the Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino.

When I had it, I was not very impressed. I can understand why it is so popular, but it was not my cup of tea.

Meanwhile, my older brother actually enjoyed the taste. In fact, he claims that “it tastes just like pumpkin pie.”

From this situation, it is seen that everybody is different. Not everybody likes the same things like pumpkin spice, fall, or cinnamon, and that is completely okay.