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(Salon)   Insane columnist calls for the end of pumpkin spice, clearly has no clue just how delicious pumpkin spice cupcakes, coffee, and candy are   (salon.com) divider line 79
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2013-10-12 08:17:11 AM
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2013-10-12 08:23:56 AM
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the spice must flow...
 
2013-10-12 09:50:10 AM
Actually, it sounds like she's calling for an end to the Yankee Cankle Company, which I can totally get behind. It smells like an old lady's purse exploded in there.
 
2013-10-12 12:13:13 PM
If your turkey leftovers smell nasty it's your own damn fault.

But I think the author's main point is people tweet/Facebook/Instagram too much. Which is a highly creative topic worthy of further exploration.

/people complain about people sharing too much too much.
 
2013-10-12 02:09:13 PM

NFA: [oldcatman-xxx.com image 320x240]


Thank you, it saves me the effort of posting it.
 
2013-10-12 02:10:23 PM
I enjoy pumpkin spice coffee.

Cant speak for food.
 
2013-10-12 02:12:55 PM

sigdiamond2000: Actually, it sounds like she's calling for an end to the Yankee Cankle Company, which I can totally get behind. It smells like an old lady's purse exploded in there.


Have you ever been within 1000 feet of a Lush store? I can't even breathe near one of those. I don't know how anyone can work there. I'll take Yankee Candle (heh, cankle) any day.

I am tired of seeing pumpkin spice everywhere but it'll be over soon enough.
 
2013-10-12 02:13:25 PM
The season isn't about pumpkin candles and cute crafts. It's a poignant reminder of our mortality obesity

now shut up and eat
 
2013-10-12 02:15:21 PM
Pumpkin spice coffee is absolutely wretched.  A cupcake here and there is much, much better.
 
2013-10-12 02:16:06 PM
 
2013-10-12 02:16:15 PM
I am highly sensitive to certain scents in candles, with the worst offenders triggering migraines. Trust me, sudden auras in a mall aren't nearly as awesome as you would think.

I never confront the stores, as I understand that they are selling products; I usually just leave. I dread the October-November autumn craziness more because of the nasal assaults I get from overly-spiced products as opposed to the "natural" scents of wet leaves, carving pumpkins, and the chill in the air. I figure that if I am not smart enough to bake things like apple and pumpkin pies, I am not going to fake the scent by burning a bunch of chemical versions of them in my home.
 
2013-10-12 02:17:36 PM
Spiced pumpkin cheesecake. You're welcome.
 
2013-10-12 02:17:51 PM
I don't know, I enjoy pumpkin spice on occasion, but it does seem that everything in fall now-a-days has a pumpkin spice variety. I'm not saying others can't enjoy it, but I'm getting a little tired of it.

/Also it ruins eggnog
//side note, has anyone else notice that eggnog has been coming earlier and earlier every year, It's been out for about three weeks now around here, and I remember when you couldn't get it till December.
///Petty soon we'll be able to enjoy some nog on the 4th of July
 
2013-10-12 02:17:52 PM
Yesterday, while shopping, I came across pumpkin spice candles, coffee, pretzels, marshmallows, salsa, cookies, tea, shower gel, cupcakes, muffins, pancake mix, M&Ms, Hershey Kisses, ale, donuts, coffee creamer, syrup, lotion, cream cheese, and cheesecake.  And I'm sure I'm forgetting some other items.

And it won't be long before the inevitable Xmas peppermint-flavor onslaught.
 
2013-10-12 02:19:19 PM
Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale makes your pee smell funny
 
2013-10-12 02:19:51 PM
pumpkins are only good for smashing

OMAHAWG SMASH
 
2013-10-12 02:22:49 PM
Which one was she?
 
2013-10-12 02:23:27 PM
One of the reasons that autumn is my favorite time of the year are the various pumpkin beers that are out.
 
2013-10-12 02:24:14 PM
Pumpkins is good food
 
2013-10-12 02:24:28 PM
Trader Joe's has roughly 4 dozen pumpkin and pumpkin spice products this fall. I find it easy to not lose my shiat over it and continue to enjoy those flavors at my own pace while ignoring many of those items just as I have for my entire life.
 
2013-10-12 02:27:44 PM
Man, what a bunch of Debbie Downers on here. Fall decorations are a huge source of pride around these parts and most of them are top notch. This year we did a giant pumpkin, straw bales, with lots of mini-pumpkins and funky-shaped gourds, some of which we grew ourselves. Looks great. And yes, we light up a dozen or so candles every night with pumpkin spice, apple crisp, vanilla, you name it. Smells like a bakery in here. If you can find an excuse to celebrate something, then do it, life is too short!
 
2013-10-12 02:28:06 PM
IntertubeUser: One of the reasons that autumn is my favorite time of the year are the various pumpkin beers that are out.

Williamsburg AleWerks has one of the best.
 
2013-10-12 02:28:42 PM
Sounds good to me.

Bring on the peppermint mochas.
 
2013-10-12 02:29:14 PM
Just don't take away my nutmeg-curried turkey vindaloo.
 
2013-10-12 02:29:36 PM

Hoopy Frood: Which one was she?


Haha. I would love for a Spice Girls reunion to feature a new Pumpkin Spice.
 
2013-10-12 02:31:21 PM
I would like an end to the SPICE EVERYWHAR thing because I'm allergic to cinnamon and going into some stores for the next 3 months can be painful to life-threatening for me.

I do this thing called avoiding them when I learn they go overboard with the cinnamon, though, because it's a thing on my end and other people, you know, like it.
 
2013-10-12 02:33:24 PM
Holy Fu(k!!
That is one sandy vagina.
 
2013-10-12 02:35:29 PM
Subby probably likes maple candy too.
 
2013-10-12 02:36:11 PM

tjsands1118: I don't know, I enjoy pumpkin spice on occasion, but it does seem that everything in fall now-a-days has a pumpkin spice variety. I'm not saying others can't enjoy it, but I'm getting a little tired of it.

/Also it ruins eggnog
//side note, has anyone else notice that eggnog has been coming earlier and earlier every year, It's been out for about three weeks now around here, and I remember when you couldn't get it till December.
///Petty soon we'll be able to enjoy some nog on the 4th of July


My local Meijer store carries eggnog year-round. There's a dairy (or eggnoggery) in Detroit that makes it all year. Eggnog is NOT some your body likes after mowing grass in August.
 
2013-10-12 02:36:54 PM
So here's my challenge to all of us as we make our way through the month of October: let's all try to quietly enjoy the pleasures of fall without making a big goddamn deal about it. Let's drink our pumpkin spiced lattes without comment. Let's eat our leaf-shaped cookies without putting the recipe on Pinterest. Let's hang our kid's hand-outline turkey drawing proudly on the fridge, without Instagramming it for all to see.

Dude, people do that shiat year round, you just arent paying attention. Our society has become one of complete narcissists, you didnt really go somewhere anymore if you didnt check in on foursquare and facebook, and you didnt really do something unless you posted a FB status update and tweeted about it.

/sick of the holiday creep even more than usual though, but thats a whole different topic
//seriously breweries, why the hell were your octoberfest and pumpkin beers on store shelves early august?
 
2013-10-12 02:37:25 PM

ultraholland: IntertubeUser: One of the reasons that autumn is my favorite time of the year are the various pumpkin beers that are out.

Williamsburg AleWerks has one of the best.


Theirs is tasty but still not as good as Schlafly's. Avery's Rumpkin is bar none the best pumpkin beer (but stupid expensive).
 
2013-10-12 02:38:43 PM
I tend to agree that people spend too much time posting and tweeting every stupid craft and dessert they make, not to mention complaining on their blogs how much they hate all the posting and tweeting rather than just going good outside to enjoy the simple things.

Now of you'll excuse me I have to go mow the lawn for hopeful the last time this year. Then I am going to enjoy my own personal October tradition: a chocolate stout and pumpkin ale black and tan.
 
2013-10-12 02:41:05 PM
I bet Subby likes to take trips to Hobby Lobby
 
2013-10-12 02:43:10 PM
I seriously don't understand why people like that lady stay on this planet. She seems to hate life far too much.

She's an idiot.
 
2013-10-12 02:43:15 PM

ubermensch: tjsands1118: I don't know, I enjoy pumpkin spice on occasion, but it does seem that everything in fall now-a-days has a pumpkin spice variety. I'm not saying others can't enjoy it, but I'm getting a little tired of it.

/Also it ruins eggnog
//side note, has anyone else notice that eggnog has been coming earlier and earlier every year, It's been out for about three weeks now around here, and I remember when you couldn't get it till December.
///Petty soon we'll be able to enjoy some nog on the 4th of July

My local Meijer store carries eggnog year-round. There's a dairy (or eggnoggery) in Detroit that makes it all year. Eggnog is NOT some your body likes after mowing grass in August.


Egg nog, the refreshing drink.
 
2013-10-12 02:43:16 PM
TofuTheAlmighty: Theirs is tasty but still not as good as Schlafly's. Avery's Rumpkin is bar none the best pumpkin beer (but stupid expensive).

Many are good, but I call AleWerks among the best because it is so drinkable. The overly-spiced beers can be nice, as it smacks of pumpkin pie, but my enjoyment of them doesn't go beyond having one in a sitting. Yes, Avery, Schlafly, Southern Tier, and a host of others are very nice; I rather prefer a more subdued flavor.
 
2013-10-12 02:46:18 PM
Pumpkin pie doesn't taste like pumpkin, it tastes like pumpkin pie spice.

it should be called "squash flavoring"
 
2013-10-12 02:50:02 PM
Here's the thing -- I'm not much of a fan of pumpkin spiced anything so I just don't eat / drink it.

Also, to me the fall is more a season of apple everything than a season of pumpkin everything -- just finished baking some awesome apple crumble and am waiting for it to cool.
 
2013-10-12 02:51:29 PM
There is no pumpkin in "Pumpkin Spice". It's all chemicals ant artificial flavoring.
 
2013-10-12 03:00:22 PM
New spice girl?
 
2013-10-12 03:00:35 PM
 
2013-10-12 03:01:08 PM
I am an american who has lived outside of the USA for some time.  am i correct in assuming that 'pumpkin spice' is the latest food ingredient that is taking the predictable journey from internet hipster overhype to corporate overkill, a la bacon and more recently the combination croissant and donut fat and sugar delivery vehicles?

you know how you lock back at the 1950s and the crap they used to eat in tv dinners and wonder how or why anybody would put that in their bodies?  this is how most of the world still justifiably views the USA.  you'd be hard pressed to find a decent tomato anywhere in the USA any more - no 'whole foods', no 'heirloom bla bla bla', no 'farmers market' which simply produces a fresher version of some monsanto monstrosity designed to hold the maximum volume of water to increase supermarket scale weights.  really, it's effing terrible.
 
2013-10-12 03:01:16 PM

bmr68: There is no pumpkin in "Pumpkin Spice". It's all chemicals ant artificial flavoring.


They make it from ants?

Well, shoot, no wonder so many people don't like it.
 
2013-10-12 03:02:03 PM

sigdiamond2000: Actually, it sounds like she's calling for an end to the Yankee Cankle Company, which I can totally get behind. It smells like an old lady's purse exploded in there.


You shut your whore mouth.
 
2013-10-12 03:04:59 PM
hopefully it's just a trend like pomegranate everything.
 
2013-10-12 03:09:55 PM

JudgeSmails: hopefully it's just a trend like pomegranate everything.


Nooo. It's yummy, and it's seasonal!
 
2013-10-12 03:17:35 PM
Bomb Head Mohammed:   you'd be hard pressed to find a decent tomato anywhere in the USA any more - no 'whole foods', no 'heirloom bla bla bla', no 'farmers market' which simply produces a fresher version of some monsanto monstrosity designed to hold the maximum volume of water to increase supermarket scale weights.  really, it's effing terrible.

I'm not sure about the rest of the country, but here in Montana our farmer markets have probably at least 25 types of heirloom tomatoes, every shape size and color, in fact I only think one or two stands sell a stander roma or beefsteak.
 
2013-10-12 03:18:13 PM
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2013-10-12 03:24:46 PM

sigdiamond2000: Actually, it sounds like she's calling for an end to the Yankee Cankle Company, which I can totally get behind. It smells like an old lady's purse exploded in there.


I can stand behind that. DOWN WITH CANKLES!
 
2013-10-12 03:38:42 PM

Alonjar: I enjoy pumpkin spice coffee.

Cant speak for food.


I normally disagree with 95% of what you say, so this is a rare moment that we agree. I tend to stockpile the Green Mountain and Timothy's K-cups so I can have this deliciousness for the whole year, until these coffee come back into seasonal stock.

Eggnog coffee, however, I ended up growing sick off. In contrast though, I bought some Davinci's Eggnog syrup and am surprised at how tasty it is when I use it to make soda with my SodaStream.

/will be eating vegan pumpkin pie tonight, and non-vegan pumpkin pie tomorrow.
//Normally hates Timmy Ho's, but really enjoys the pumpkin spice muffins they sell injected with cream cheese icing. Timmy Ho's really needs to sell those damn things year round, along with that pumpkin spice tea in a box.
 
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