Friday Fun…Pumpkin Spice??

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Friday Fun…Pumpkin Spice??


The Pumpkin-spice latte, cookies, and creamers started hitting the shelves weeks ago. There are even pumpkin-spice Cheerios and Cavier!!! 


While I love a pumpkin-spice scent, I draw the line there. An article I read said  that our sense of taste is “one of our weakest senses.” The author, Matt Johnson, who specializes in the application of psychology in marketing, describes it as “hallucinating with our taste buds.”  



~1 in 5 Americans enjoy drinking pumpkin spice latte

~There is no pumpkin in pumpkin-spice. It is a combination of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice. 

~West Virginia is the #1 pumpkin spice-obsessed state.  Want to know where your state falls? 


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Comments (20)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - I believe the old adage, "follow the money" may be appropriate here.  However, rather than dollar and cents, it seems to be a sensory influence is at play.  At least in sum ways.  So to speak.  👃👃👃

Sep 22, 2023 05:21 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs it always goes back to the money, right!?

Sep 22, 2023 11:32 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... NC ranks 16 so I guess the state is more than a little pumpkin spice obsessed. Personally, I'm not a fan of it. Maybe I should move over the border to SC, where they rank 33.

Sep 22, 2023 05:36 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker Texas doesn't appear to be pumpkin-spice obsessed but I see a lot of it being offered here. 

Sep 22, 2023 11:35 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. No pumpkin-spice for me. I like my coffee the old fashioned way, just black! Enjoy your day.

Sep 22, 2023 05:46 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Wayne Martin I had a feeling that's the way you liked your coffee. I often put cinnamon and a little creamer in mine but it depends. 

Sep 22, 2023 11:36 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Kathy, It seems like there are plenty of folks who enjoy a hint of pumpkin spice. Personally, it's not my cup of tea (yes, pun intended) HA HA!

Sep 22, 2023 07:46 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 that's a geat one!! I like some pumpkin-spice scents but not in my coffee. 

Sep 22, 2023 11:37 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I must be old. What is it about this pumpkin spice deal. It is nothing special IMO...what is the draw? lol

Sep 22, 2023 08:21 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty What's the draw??? $$$$

Sep 22, 2023 11:39 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

When I was shopping at Costco this week, I could not resist the large pumpkin pies for only $5.99. We enjoyed some slices and put the rest in the freezer.

Sep 22, 2023 09:20 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley That's a good idea!!! That way you can enjoy the pie later. 

Sep 22, 2023 11:40 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

I know a lot of individuals who love pumpkin spice but I am not one of them.

Sep 22, 2023 09:53 AM
Kathy Streib

Pat Champion same here!!!  I do enjoy the pumpkin-spice scents though. 

Sep 22, 2023 11:41 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Pumpkin space is alright except when everywhere you turn you see it. I enjoy it but probably shouldn't 😃

Sep 22, 2023 10:05 AM
Kathy Streib

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS I know!!! This started in early September and now I see it everywhere. 

Sep 22, 2023 11:42 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

I've never been attracted to ordering a pumpkin spice latte!  Not a big fan of anything with sugar in it but I will have a taste of a pumpkin spiced muffin with cream cheese on top.....just a taste!

Sep 22, 2023 10:34 AM
Kathy Streib

Anna "Banana" Kruchten the older I get the more picky I get when it comes to sugar. If it's not exactly what I want, then I'll either pass or take a small bite. That said, I can't pass up good dark chocolate or wedding cake!!! I love wedding cake. 

Sep 22, 2023 11:44 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy, made it back from the Black hills.  Not a pumpkin spice type of person.  Can not know why I can not download pictures on my blogs from my phone here


Sep 22, 2023 11:06 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm welcome back. Did you download them first to your computer???

Sep 22, 2023 11:45 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO
Casual Uncluttering LLC - Woodinville, WA
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes

Kathy Streib I LOVE pumpkin spice. Except in coffee - who the heck thinks coffee should taste like pie???  Now, add it to hot chocolate 😁... And I will sometimes use it, or Chinese five-spice powder, instead of plain 'ol cinnamon, when I make cinnamon toast. How's that for fancy? Lauren

Sep 22, 2023 11:48 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Looks like #21 for Utah. Not much of a Pumpkin Spice fan, it might be the taste of cloves that keeps me from that, Kathy. FUN Friday Fun post, thank you!

Sep 22, 2023 12:52 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy, 

I was surprised to see Arizona ranked 11th.  I like pumpkin spice, but I am not obsessed with it.  Once in a while, I will have it.  Now,  I found all the ingredients that go into pumpkin spice interesting.  I would have figured that some pumpkin was in it.  But I guess not! 

Sep 22, 2023 02:38 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I have never been a fan of anything that has a pumpkin flavor, BUT my wife loves it.

Sep 22, 2023 03:40 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I definitely am a Pumpkin Spice gal.  This time of year, Apple Hill opens up near my home.  I love the Cider, which I bring home, add spices, and drink as Hot Spiced Cider.  But, I especially love Pumpkin Spice Latte, from Starbucks.

Sep 22, 2023 08:31 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Sep 22, 2023 08:37 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  I have never been a fan of pumpkin spice late... now with that said lived in CT, NY, MA and now CA CT#31,MA#35 And CA #23 not sure about NY.... but either way not in the top ten, Endre

Sep 22, 2023 09:06 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Pumpkin pie has never been my favorite, but I sure do love pumpkin rolls and pumpkin bread, haha.

Sep 23, 2023 04:50 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Prior to my dance with the Big C, I did indulge once in a while with a pumpkin spice hot beverage from one of those big-name coffee houses. Now I am more mindful of what I put into my body. I do not care how good it tastes, if it is toxic it is not going down the hatch. 

I found a wonderful organic pumpkin spice mixture that I add to my coffee grounds. I drink my coffee black, with no creamers or spiced creamers.  To each their own. I cannot deny how much I liked the pumpkin spice coffee drinks Kathy Streib I do love pumpkin. If I ever eat pie, it will be pumpkin.  YUM. 

Sep 23, 2023 09:53 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


It IS that time of year, but I guess I don't get the appeal of pumpkin spice although I do enjoy pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. Pumpkin spice is just not my thing and I've never had a pumpkin spice latter, and won't. 


Sep 24, 2023 01:09 PM