It’s the season formerly known as “Fall” or “Autumn”, but it’s now called “Pumpkin Spice Season”, when everything gets blasted with pumpkin spice (or pumpkin pie spice), a vague designation that usually means some combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and sugar, with the less basic-bro/bitchy types throwing in a little ginger to give it some zing.
With the release of the Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds pictured at the top of this article, we’re getting pretty close to the event horizon. We’ll truly hit it only when someone finally comes up with pumpkin-spiced pumpkin spice. As for the seeds pictured above, I hate to admit it, but they’re so very dangerously addictively delicious.
As much as I love to mock, I’m not ready to go as far as the Washington Post does in their recent article, titled Enough with the Pumpkin Spice, America. It’s Getting Embarrassing. It’s America’s very own thing, it’s still the early days in the culture, and hey — you don’t see anyone in India going “Cool it with the curry, guys, we’re turning into a stereotype”, or in my own native neck of the woods saying “Cut it out with the rice already!”