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Snack Talk — Feeling Nice with Pumpkin Spice

Ah yes the perfect weather to dawn my cardigan put on a comfy pair of pants and skip through the autumn leaves to my nearest Starbucks where I’ll fatten up for the winter with a Pumpkin Spiced Latte.

There has been a lot of hoopla about this specific beverage recently as there is more and more every year at this time when the super unhealthy seasonal beverage arrives. People seem to get furious that this thing even exists! It’s wild that so much hatred can be thrown onto something like a silly hot drink. It’s a big deal for the Starbucks Corporation and for sales but the consumer should at most give a small shrug.

This was not the case quite recently in Calgary as two people who bonded over their love of Pumpkin Spiced Lattes got engaged at a Starbucks on 17th Avenue S.W.. True it seems kind of outrageous but whatever floats your boat I guess! Regardless the story prompted more hatred and dumb comments. Would the same be said if I proposed to my significant other by sneaking a message on a Turbo Rocket Popsicle? I doubt it. Those are more of a laid-back treat that doesn’t have that “evil corporation” stigma behind it.

Anyways back to the Latte. The Pumpkin Spiced Latte is a very interesting beast of a drink. It doesn’t really taste a lot like a pumpkin but there are hints of possibly a pumpkin pie in there. It’s like in Back to the Future when Marty’s family is fading in the photo. It’s the faded photo version of a pumpkin. Can we get into a time machine fix some stuff and bring the rest of the pumpkin back please?

Actually I think the “spiced” portion refers to Old Spice Deodorant as it’s a little hefty on the taste. Maybe if pumpkins had armpits and they sweat you could put a cup underneath add some hot milk and voila. Pumpkin Spiced Latte.

It sounds like I am razzing on this drink but in actual fact I don’t really mind it. It’s not on the top of my list and paying $5.00 for a beverage is pretty stupid but at the end of the day I guess I would drink the sweat out of a pumpkin’s armpits.

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