Hold my PSL – A Serious Guide to Fuel your Pumpkin Spice Addiction

Love it or hate it, pumpkin spice is the flavor of the fall. The cozy and warm flavoring rarely involves actual pumpkin but that won’t stop this big lie to be one of America’s obsessions.

According to the chicagoist article, “The Dark And Murky History Of Pumpkin Spice”, the earliest reference of this popular blend can be traced back to 1936. Published by the Washington Post , the “Pumpkin Spice Cakes” recipe was a very “appropriate dessert for a family dinner “ and most likely, had actual pumpkin listed as an ingredient, just like any other pumpkin-ish type desserts from that time. The 1950s marks the end of the Dark Ages – the “Pumpkin Pie Spice” blend is  released nationwide by the big spice companies. Life was good in 1996: puffy vests, baggy corduroys and the very first pumpkin spice flavored coffee were introduced to mankind. 2003 was the turning point of human evolution as the culture-bearing upright-walking, Homo sapiens, evolved to a distinctively and unexpected scientific subspecies; the Homo pumpkinus-sapiens was recognized by a scientific community off Main Street, shortly after Starbucks introduced the PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) to primates.

So far this year, the pumpkin spice empire is worth a whopping $600 million. Are we ok with this? Absolutely. Do we have enough pumpkin spice products in life? No, we need more, but for now, let’s cherish the little we have.

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Level 1 – “Pumpkin Spice? That Stuff is Actually Pretty Good”

Starbucks Fall Bundle – Fall Blend Medium Roast Ground Coffee, Pumpkin Spice Flavored Ground Coffee and Pumpkin Spice Cookie Straws

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Flavored Single-Cup Coffee for Keurig

Nespresso Coffee Pumpkin Spice Cake Pods

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Iced Espresso

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Creamer

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cold Brew Coffee

Coffee-Mate Pumpkin Spice Liquid Coffee Creamer

Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Pumpkin Spice Liquid Coffee Creamer

Coffee-Mate Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice Liquid Coffee Creamer

International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice Liquid Coffee Creamer

Silk Pumpkin Spice Almond Creamer

Cold Brew Pumpkin Spice with Oat Milk Latte

Jordan’s Sugar Free Skinny Syrups 3 Pack: Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Caramel, Pumpkin Cheesecake

Twinings Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea

Tazo Chai Pumpkin Spice

Bigelow Pumpkin Spice Black Tea

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Level 2 – “Pumpkin Spice? O.M.G., I LOVE IT!”

Torani Pumpkin Flavored Sauce

Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cereal

Kellogg’s Special K Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cereal

General Mills Pumpkin Spice Cheerios Cereal

Pop-Tarts Frosted Pumpkin Pie Toaster Pastries

Instant Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Thomas’ Pumpkin Spice Bagels

Thomas’ Pumpkin Spice English Muffins

Pillsbury Grands! Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls

Pepperidge Farm Swirl Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Bread

belVita Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Biscuits

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Land O’Lakes Pumpkin Pie Spice Butter Spread

Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter & Co. Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter

Pumpkin Spice Creamy Cookie Spread

Pumpkin Spice Creamed Honey

RXBAR Pumpkin Spice Whole Food Protein Bar

Pumpkin Spice Pancake and Waffle Mix

Pumpkin Spice Frozen Waffles

Blue Diamond Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Almonds

Pumpkin Spice Pecans

Nature Valley Crunchy Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars

Special K Pumpkin Spice Pastry Crisps

Brownie Brittle Fall Blondie Variety Pack

Kit Kat Halloween Pumpkin Pie Candy

Milk Chocolate Pumpkin Spice G Cube Box

M&M’s Halloween White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Ghirardelli Halloween Fall Pumpkin Spice Caramel Tween Bag

Werther’s Halloween Pumpkin Spice Soft Caramels

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Level 3 – “Unlimited Funds Required –  Buy all Pumpkin Spice things”

Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice Whipped Foam Topping

Pumpkin Spice Pretzels

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn with Pumpkin Seed Kernels

Snyder’s Of Hanover Pumpkin Spice Pretzel

Oreo Pumpkin Spice Creme Sandwich Cookies

Milano Pumpkin Spice Flavored Cookies

Little Debbie Family Pack Pumpkin Spice Rolls

Betty Crocker Pumpkin Spice Mug Treats

The Original Cakebites Harvest Pumpkin Spice Snack Cakes

TastyKake® Pumpkin Spice Cupkakes

Pumpkin Spice Biscotti

Spiced Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Caramel Pumpkin Spice Popcorn

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Nature’s Bakery Pumpkin Fig Bars

Pumpkin Pie Gelato

Chobani® 2% Greek Yogurt, Pumpkin Spice Blended

Jell-O Pumpkin Instant Pudding Mix

Nestlé Toll House Pumpkin Spice Morsels

So Delicious Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Coconut Milk Beverage

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Level 4 – Pumpkin Spice for the House, the Dog, and the Husband

Pumpkin Spice Air Wick Air Freshener

Espree Pumpkin Spice Dog Shampoo

Evolve Pumpkin Spice Latte Dog Biscuits

Pumpkin Spice Dental Treats

WholeHearted Grain Free Pumpkin Biscuit Dog Treats

Riley’s Organic Pumpkin & Coconut Bone Dog Treats

Instant Pumpkin Spice Latte for Dogs

Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix & Frosting Dog Treat

Pumpkin Spice – Organic Spray-On Spice

Pumpkin Spice Beard Oil

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Level 5 – Pumpkin Spice Madness

SPAM Pumpkin Spice

Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Pumpkin Kitchen Basics Set

Nitro Fall Seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte

Captain Morgan Jack O’ Blast Pumpkin Spiced Rum

Pumpkin Spice Kahlua

Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice Liquor

Pumpkin Spice Moonshine

Baileys Non-Alcoholic Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

Pumpkin Spice & Vanilla Chai Herbal Body Moisturizer

Will Shortz Presents Pumpkin Spice Sudoku

Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm Set

Pumpkin Spice Latte Sweater

Jamba Juice Pumpkin Harvest Protein Smoothie and Pumpkin Smash® Smoothie

Jet Puffed Pumpkin Spice Mallows

Dunkin’ Donuts pumpkin Munchkins

Steak ‘n Shake Pumpkin Spice Milkshake

Dairy Queen Pumpkin Spice Blizzard

Pumpkin Pie Protein & Fitness Powder

Adam’s Pumpkin Spice Interior Detailer

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