TGIFriday Video: Pumpkin Spice Lie-tte

Today's post might burst a few bubbles, but seeing as all three of us Happy Eaters have a background in journalism, we find it our duty to keep our readers informed. May the truth avail!

The pumpkin flavor craze has always driven me mad, mostly because I'm just not one for hype--but I'm especially not one for hype over a big fat marketing LIE (again, thank you journalism background for my overall cynicism toward advertising).

Anyone who has actually tasted plain pumpkin knows that their pumpkin flavor latte (almonds, M&Ms, etc) tastes nothing like pumpkin. It tastes like the spices commonly used in a pumpkin pie. But not actual pumpkin, as the name falsely implies. So really, if the marketers were honest (hahahahahaha), it should be called a cinnamon-nutmeg-clove latte. and now, thanks to the New York Times, we know that even these flavors are almost always synthetically manufactured with as many as 80 other additives to mimic the sensation of a pumpkin pie.

Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself:

Let the (pumpkin spice) truth set you free!


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