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Pumpkin spice gripes

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I know what you’re thinking, “Oh no! Another simpleton needlessly complaining about the dreaded resurgence of pumpkin spice lattes!” But before you get your Starbucks gold cards in a twist, I mean to discuss the contrary dilemma.

While mobs of tumblr trolls tend to take to social media the minute Sept. 1 rolls around to pour out their resentment for pumpkin spice, I can’t help but wonder, “Why isn’t pumpkin spice a thing all year round?’ Items such as apple pie or hot chocolate are also considered fall treats, yet we still enjoy them during other seasons. So why so much animosity towards pumpkin spice?

I still see pumpkin pies and other pumpkin-flavoured items in the bakery section of the grocery store during other times of year. Store employees clearly lay these items out with the intention to sell them, so what’s with all the disapproving stares I receive from passersby when I slide the forbidden delicacy into my bin?

Image: Simer Haer/The Cascade

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