Pumpkin spice has finally gone too far
We are officially one week into September. And even though that puts us more than two weeks short of the actual start of fall, in the eyes of the pumpkin-crazed masses, summer is over and it’s time for pumpkin spice everything.
And when we say everything, we really do mean everything. Pumpkin spice lattes we could handle. They taste like pumpkin pie and they’re caffeinated; what more could you even want in a drink? But fam, the popularity of pumpkin spice has spiraled out of control. The flavor is ubiquitous in ways it never should have been.
We now have pumpkin spice gum.
We have pumpkin spice deodorant.
If there’s a carby snack you can imagine, chances are it now comes in pumpkin spice flavor.
But somehow, while all of those weird, unnecessary pumpkin mashups caused us to raise some eyebrows, we were content to just pass them by in the grocery store aisle, bemusedly wondering who actually buys that stuff. That is, until now. Now, pumpkin spice has officially gone too far.
Now, we have pumpkin spice cough drops.
Thanks to CVS, you can get your pumpkin spice fix even when you’re too sick to taste it. For a limited time, CVS will carry this fall flavored monstrosity, so if that’s actually a thing you want, you can have it now. Just prepare to be shamed by the internet, which appears to be in a general consensus that this is pumpkin spice gone way too far.
I draw the line at Pumpkin Spice cough drops. No thanks.
— Bekah Berger (@BekahBerger) September 6, 2017
I'd rather stay sick. https://t.co/dVznK2arZK
— Extra Crispy (@extracrispy) September 7, 2017
So if you’ve got an early fall cold and this is really how you want to handle your sore throat, get thee to a CVS. But if you’re just sick of pumpkin spice, well, you’re in for a long few months.