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(CNBC)   Experts explain that the reason people like pumpkin spice lattes is "economics"   (cnbc.com) divider line
    More: Unlikely, Economics, pumpkin spice latte, Marginalism, consumer behavior, Marginal concepts, company's most popular seasonal drink, Marginal utility, Marginal analysis  
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2022-09-26 7:00:31 AM  
I would have said it triggers memories of warm and cozy deep in our monkey brains. Also those aromas are associated with sweets, which we are preprogrammed to seek out.
 
2022-09-26 8:27:35 AM  
That's one that can't be explained by anything but bad taste. It's up there with french fries, udon, and white chocolate for foods I can't understand.
 
2022-09-26 8:30:33 AM  

Likwit: That's one that can't be explained by anything but bad taste. It's up there with french fries, udon, and white chocolate for foods I can't understand.


I was going to argue with you, but your other three examples convinced me there's no point.
 
2022-09-26 8:33:50 AM  

EvilEgg: Likwit: That's one that can't be explained by anything but bad taste. It's up there with french fries, udon, and white chocolate for foods I can't understand.

I was going to argue with you, but your other three examples convinced me there's no point.


Because I'm so correct?

Thank you.
 
2022-09-26 9:47:36 AM  
That was a dumb article.

"People will buy pumpkin spice lattes when they want them enough to pay for them, but want them less if they have too many."  Well duh, and also applies to literally every other consumer item.  Except for the "it reminds them of fall, but don't overdo it" part, which also applies to literally every other seasonal consumer item.
 
2022-09-26 9:54:17 AM  
And what is the deal with people not drinking egg nog in spring?!
 
2022-09-26 10:20:00 AM  

InfoFreako: And what is the deal with people not drinking egg nog in spring?!


Nothing like a tall glass of egg nog after mowing the lawn on a hot summer day.
 
2022-09-26 10:41:25 AM  
Pumpkin spice is fine, but it's kind of a bummer that it's the only special flavor anyone rolls out in fall.
 
2022-09-26 11:20:16 AM  
It's a blend of spices a large percentage of people generally like, and because it's seasonal it makes it a little more fun that a normal coffee or whatever?
 
2022-09-26 11:25:40 AM  

Ostman: It's a blend of spices a large percentage of people generally like, and because it's seasonal it makes it a little more fun that a normal coffee or whatever?


Jokes on them I slurp that up all year round. Chai tea has most of the same spices, and I stock up this time of year on the pumpkin spice stuff.
 
2022-09-26 2:05:30 PM  
The article claims that the first PSL tastes great.  No, it does not.  It's a sugar-bomb that tastes like tooth decay.


/goes back to my pumpkin spiced beer
 
2022-09-26 3:16:46 PM  
The SB by my house is out of PSL. I figured nuclear war is next because the world must be ending for them to run out.

I've never had one myself. $6.50 for 675 calories fits neither my financial or calorie budgets.
I like cinnamon and nutmeg powder in my Americano tho.
 
2022-09-26 3:32:31 PM  

talkyournonsense: I like cinnamon and nutmeg powder in my Americano tho.


it's just sugar and super sweet. You will hate it.
 
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