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Old 09-01-2018, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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I'm tired of pumpkin pie after one slice at Thanksgiving - I sure don't want to start in September!
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Old 09-01-2018, 08:52 AM
 
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C'mon, people. Does anybody--male or female--really think there's pumpkin in those drinks?

Yes. I believe we've already been over that.
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Old 09-01-2018, 09:16 AM
 
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I'm pretty sure no one thinks that it actually has pumpkin flavoring. Then again, maybe I'm overestimating people?
I thought people were connecting more with the flavor of autumnal spices reminiscent of pumpkin pie. Hence, the spice in the name.

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Old 09-01-2018, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Please tell me where I said that girls are the only ones in line buying pumpkin spice coffees?

IME, it is primarily girls who squeal about their love for pumpkin flavored coffee. I've never heard a guy say it.
Have you ever heard guys squeal about ANY flavored coffee? Men really aren't the frou frou coffee demographic, regardless of seasonal flavor.
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Old 09-01-2018, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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C'mon, people. Does anybody--male or female--really think there's pumpkin in those drinks? If they do, they've never had pumpkin. It's as close to flavorless as you can get.

That's why pumpkin needs spice. Pumpkin spice. That's what everybody means when they ask for [gasp!] a pumpkin latte instead of a pumpkin spice latte.

Yeesh.
Pumpkin tastes like every other common fall squash.

If you cube butternut, acorn, and pumpkin, and steam them and serve them in a blind taste test, most will not correctly identify which is which. It definitely has a flavor. We usually roast some with autumn root vegetables as a Thanksgiving side.
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Old 09-01-2018, 12:58 PM
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Location: Here and now.
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I will leave my personal feelings about pumpkin spice anything out of this, other than to ask why we have to rush things so much. Peaches, ripe tomatoes, and sweet corn are still in season, and nothing goes better with those things than a tall glass of tea or lemonade. Can't we enjoy the last wonderful flavors of summer before driving a stake through its heart?
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Old 09-01-2018, 01:04 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I was disappointed because I was expecting pumpkin flavor, not the spices you put into pumpkin pie flavor.
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Old 09-01-2018, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I got one today, and unlike some previous years' mixes, it does, indeed have pumpkin flavor, in addition to the ubiquitous cinnamon and clove and nutmeg and whatnot. So that was a nice surprise.

FTR, I will (and do) eat pumpkin baked goods year-round. It's not just a fall thing. We put pumpkin puree in pancakes, make pumpkin bread, muffins, cookies, as well as pumpkin squares with cream cheese frosting, and of course, pumpkin pie.
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Old 09-01-2018, 06:04 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Love coffee. Flavors, spices, iced and hot; not ready for pumpkin, still summer.
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Old 09-01-2018, 06:23 PM
 
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I will leave my personal feelings about pumpkin spice anything out of this, other than to ask why we have to rush things so much. Peaches, ripe tomatoes, and sweet corn are still in season, and nothing goes better with those things than a tall glass of tea or lemonade. Can't we enjoy the last wonderful flavors of summer before driving a stake through its heart?
Pretty sure stores are still selling tea and lemonade.
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