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The History of Pumpkin Spice

It’s that time of year again. Young woman all around us will break out their Uggs, put on their plaid and demand all things pumpkin spice! Peak pumpkin spice season produces everything from air fresheners to tooth paste because you can never have too much nutmeg in your life. Coffee is arguably the first (and best) vessel to bring us the deliciousness of everyone’s favorite pumpkin spice flavors. Pumpkin Spice Latte mania has been going strong for a solid decade now, but what is it that makes this flavor of Fall so beloved? Here are 5 fun facts about the history of pumpkin spice and why it has defined “fall vibes” for us all. Pumpkin spice doesn’t (always) contain pumpkin. The main flavors that make up this warm and fuzzy flavor are nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and ginger. -The pumpkin spice latte was introduced 13 years ago, in September 2004 by Starbucks. The PSL was almost called the “Fall Harvest Latte”. -A traditional pumpkin spice latte has about as many grams of carbs as a bagel. So maybe pick up your next order sans whip…or not. (We won’t judge) -To develop the first PSL recipe developers ate pieces of pumpkin pie while sipping espresso. -The PSL-mania is still going strong. Since its start, Starbucks has sold over 200 million pumpkin spice lattes and with all its other inceptions by different brands and coffee providers it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Better yet! Pick up these PSL K-cups and enjoy this crazy yummy drink in the comfort of your home! Dust off your Uggs, grab your favorite mug and jump on the PSL bandwagon because being basic tastes SO good!