Pumpkin Spice Overload

Submitted by Mari Farthing, OWB Admin

In Oklahoma, you know it’s fall not because the leaves start turning or that you must break out your sweaters—rather it’s the barrage of pumpkin spice everything. As evidenced by these Pumpkin Spice Oreos my husband brought home from the grocery store this past weekend. And now I believe (hope?) the pumpkin spice flavor trend may have jumped the shark.


I should preface this by saying that I’m not a fan of the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte—being more of the “brewed coffee with room for cream” tribe myself, I have no sweet tooth when it comes to coffee. But these Oreos… I mean, they’re cookies. What’s not right about a pumpkin spice cookie? More snickerdoodle than true Oreo flavor, these cookies are not something I would buy, but when Daddy takes the kids to the grocery store, I know that there will be treats.

This will not unload a pumpkin spice deluge into my world this season, but it will give me another reason to get my behind out on the track and run this week. And it’s worth mentioning that I am thankful that it wasn’t the classic Double Stufs in the shopping bags that landed on my counter this fateful day, as those are truly my guilty pleasure, and I may have absconded to a quiet place with that blue bag of cookies for a little “me” time.

While I might not head to the coffee shop for a pumpkin spice latte before the option is removed from the menu, you might find me snapping up the last pack of pumpkin spice wax melts. They make the house smell so good, makes it feel cozy especially when it’s chilly outside. I’ll start up my warmer while I sit and enjoy a nice cup of brewed coffee with cream on a crisp, autumn morning. Maybe while enjoying a cup of pumpkin spice Greek yogurt or chewing my pumpkin spice gum (Spoiler alert: not really. I saw these items on the shelf, but alas; there they did remain.).

What about you? Are you all about the pumpkin spice?

IMG_0384Along with not being a fan of pumpkin spice everything, Mari Farthing is an administrator of Oklahoma Women Blogger. She also writes about all kinds of stuff at Mari, Quite Contrary and about writing and editing at Mari Edits.

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