The Female Perspective: Pumpkin Spice Whaaat??

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I make no secret of the fact that I love all things pumpkin spiced. “The spice must flow!” Is a favorite meme/motto of mine. I have always, since I was a wee little Jessica, loved fall and fall flavors and smells. So you can imagine my delight with the fact that Autumn starts “officially’ tomorrow! I thought I’d get a jump on it and reveal some of the tastiest looking treats the fall has to offer this year. Some I’ve tried, some I have not, but all look quite tasty!


Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese


Can you say yes please, slather that stuff all over my bagel, my toast, my fingertips and toes (see what I did there)? I enjoy a good spread on my bagels, but add a little pumpkin spice flavor to the mix and it’s just bananas’.

Organic Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Sandwiches


Okay, really? This is the best of both worlds. Summer and Fall all sandwiched together in a delicious little sandwich. Using graham cracker crusts as the “bread” and pumpkin pie filling, you can’t get much much better. Not to mention, they’re organic so that means they’re good for you…Right?

Godiva Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffle

get in my belly, now!
get in my belly, now!

“Pumpkin spice and cheesecake ganache in a milk chocolate shell.”

I can’t even…I think I just drooled on my keyboard.

Planters Pumpkin Spice Almonds


So maybe sweets aren’t your thing, maybe you like a healthier alternative to your pumpkin spice addiction  desires. Try out these yummy spiced almonds. I actually might look for these in my local market too, they sound dang yummy.

Pepperidge Farm Pumpkin Spice Bread


This is the perfect bread to slather with pumpkin spice cream cheese while you sip pumpkin spice coffee and burn a pumpkin spice candle while listening to the siren call of the pumpkin spice people from a land far, far away. Where it’s always fall and everything smells and tastes like love.

I’m sorry what? You think that I have a pumpkin spice problem? Shush, just look away. Look away. There’s nothing to see here — she says as she cries over a pile of pumpkin spice crumbs on her plate.

I’ll tell you, I could literally go on and on and ON about the various pumpkin spiced flavors of stuff these days and I still wouldn’t even tackle half of this stuff on the market. Sufficed to say, if you are as addicted to pumpkin spice as I am, you have more than enough choices to satisfy your gourd loving spicy self. I was kind of amazed when I saw Pop Tarts, Nutri Grain bars, ice cream, wine, marshmallows and so many more items as I scoured the internets for all things pumpkin. It’s staggering to think just a few short years ago there was so very little pumpkin spice that a girl had to go into back alley’s and do shady pumpkin spice deals all over town. Now I can walk into any CVS or Shaws and BOOM! Pumpkin spice all up in my face.

It is truly a glorious time to be alive.

If eating pumpkin spice isn’t quite enough, then check out the line of pumpkin flavored bath soaps. I am in current lust with the Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte flavor, seriously I wish I could eat it, it’s so delicious!

How about YOU? Do you love Pumpkin Spice or do you hate it? 

Why or why not?

Sound off in the comments!


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