Five Random Things about Pumpkin Spice!

I had my first Wawa Pumpkin Spice Coffee today. In honor of that, here are 5 things you probably din’t know about the pumpkin spice phenomenon:

  1. The flavor profile has been around for centuries! Pumpkin was a popular ingredient in Native American recipes and the earliest-known "pumpkin spice" recipe was in 1675 with pepper, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  2. The original Starbucks PSL didn't contain any pumpkin! The drink got its name from all the spices that go in a pumpkin pie, but it didn't contain any actual pumpkin until 2015.
  3. The biggest day for Pumpkin Spice Latte is Halloween.
  4. Pumpkin spice food products are most popular in California, Oregon, Washington, Ohio, and Utah.
  5. Some of the STRANGEST pumpkin spice products to ever be created include Pumpkin Spice deodorant, Pumpkin Spice dog shampoo, and Pumpkin Spice SPAM!

Happy (almost) fall!