Monday, 07 October 2013 09:57

The 6th Spice girl was the evil Pumpkin Spice

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The 6th Spice girl was the evil Pumpkin Spice. Her dark and insidious mission is to overwhelm the wallets and waistlines of Americans one Pumpkin Spice Latte at at time. Oh Great Pumpkin, if you can hear me, please make it stop!

I love pumpkin pie. Or at least I used to. Is it my imagination or are pumpkin flavored things taking over fall? As a child I remembered gorging on whatever pumpkin pie I could two days out of the year on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Usually the day after each of those holidays, all that was left was the decidedly inferior mincemeat pie. Edible but certainly not the spicy, creamy goodness of pumpkin pie with a mountain of whipped cream. Yum. Now it's all gone to hell.

America - land of the free wi-fi, home of Pumpkin Spice Latte. Is there no where I can turn without being assaulted with pumpkin flavored everything and or early Xmas decorations. I refuse to even call it Christmas if it's before mid November. Hell, I've been drinking pumpkin spice coffee from 7-11 for over a month now. In the last 48 hours I have been offered pumpkin doughnuts, pumpkin coffee, PS lattes from at least 3 coffee shops, and a pumpkin spice shake from Culvers. I got the shake, which put me over the flavoring edge. Now I feel like the ill-fated Mr. Creosote from "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life." Like him, I couldn't possibly eat another bite, or another god damned thing with pumpkin flavoring. At least not until the 2014 season.