T3: Let’s Talk Pumpkin Spice

Let’s talk pumpkin spice.

Pumpkin spice is seemingly the spice of choice from labor day until after Thanksgiving. Now, let me just tell you up front, I have never had a Pumpkin Spice Latte. A PSL. GASP! THE #1 pumpkin spice item… and I’ve never had it. I like pumpkin as much as the next person, but it’s the coffee I don’t like. I do plan on getting a chia tea at Starbucks before the PSL season is over, and I will ask them to add some pumpkin spice. So there. That being said, for today’s Thursday’s Three, I’d like to share my top 3 pumpkin spiced items, and the worst of the worst pumpkin spiced items.

The best pumpkin spiced items, in my humble (and non-PSL liking) opinion:  1. belVita Pumpkin Spice breakfast biscuits. I love belVita breakfast biscuits, and when I saw these limited edition pumpkin spice biscuits, at first I rolled my eyes. But then I decided to jump on the Pumpkin Spice bandwagon this year and bought my first (but not last) pumpkin spice item of the year. And then I tried them. Delicious. The pumpkin isn’t overwhelming, and the flavor tastes natural. The flavors I tasted most were cinnamon and nutmeg, which I love. I will definitely be purchasing a few more boxes of these. 2. Pumpkin Bread. I love love love sweet breads. And just bread in general. I like banana bread, zucchini bread, blueberry bread, cinnamon bread, and, of course, pumpkin bread! I like pumpkin bread better than pumpkin pie, even. 3. Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese. This, I have not bought… yet. I will though. I am not a huge cream cheese lover, I prefer peanut butter or butter on my bagels, but this spiced cream cheese sounds so yummy. Again, I think it’s more the cinnamon and nutmeg that will draw me to this cream cheese spread. I’ll definitely let you know how I like it!

And now, the worst pumpkin spiced items, in my opinion.  1. M&M’s Pumpkin Spice Latte. Um, gross. M&M’s are supposed to be chocolate, and maybe a peanut. I admit, I haven’t bought these, but even the Brown M&M on the package is giving the PSL M&M’s the side eye. What can that tell you? Leave the M&M’s alone, and just change the colors for the seasons, ie red and green M&M’s at Christmas, and pink and red M&M’s for Valentine’s Day, etc. No weird flavors are needed! 2. Pumpkin Spice gum. Again, GROSS! Gum is supposed to be minty or fruity! I haven’t bought any pumpkin gum, but it is just wrong. Just, no.  3. Pumpkin Spice Peeps. First of all, peeps shouldn’t be a thing. Peeps are disgusting marshmallowy sugary lumps of poo. Then add a fake tasting pumpkin spice flavor? Gag me, please. No way on earth that I’m buying peeps when they are “normal” flavored, let alone pumpkin! Make peeps go away, please!

Share your favorite and least favorite pumpkin spiced foods and drinks! 

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