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Poll Question : What is your opinion of pumpkin spice everything?
Choice Votes Statistics
I love it! Bring on the pumpkin spice! 0 0 %
I like it. 0 0 %
It's OK. 0 0 %
I like the Pumpkin Spice Latte, but that's enough. 1 16 %
Pumpkin spice baked goods, OK. But lattes? No. 4 66 %
Pumpkin spice belongs in pumpkin pie, period. 1 16 %
I loathe it. Pumpkin spice should be abolished. 0 0 %

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magnificent1rascal
Posted: Monday, November 5, 2018 4:59:35 PM

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If social media posts are any indication, few people are neutral on this burning issue. laughing9

Take your stand here and let us know how you REALLY feel about pumpkin spice...

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Mendalla
Posted: Monday, November 5, 2018 5:26:45 PM

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In baked good only, esp. pies. I have had pumpkin spice teas and they just didn't do it for me. Though that's partly just me being me. I tend to prefer fruit flavoured teas to spice teas in general.

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Welshdreamer42
Posted: Friday, November 9, 2018 4:01:40 PM

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I've never tried it dontknow

Am I missing out?

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magnificent1rascal
Posted: Friday, November 9, 2018 5:40:00 PM

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Welshdreamer42 wrote:
I've never tried it dontknow

Am I missing out?


You aren't missing out, in my opinion.

While I do like a pumpkin spice mixture — cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and cloves — in some baked goods, I find it nasty in a latte. Starbucks makes a HUGE deal about its Pumpkin Spice Latte, though, and a lot of people like it. I think Pumpkin Spice has become way overdone in the U.S. It's in everything.

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Posted: Friday, November 9, 2018 6:04:53 PM

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I've only ever used the spices considered "pumpkin" in a pumpkin pie. When doing that I use the usual suspects, i.e. cinnamin, ginger, and nutmeg. I've never used that combo in anything else. I hear about the controversy each year but it's never been presented to me personally. I don't really have an educated opinion. I just think it is like so many other things in our culture, something to be overhyped to make money. I'll keep using the spices when I make my pies, and pretty much ignore the whole thing, otherwise.



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Mendalla
Posted: Friday, November 9, 2018 7:03:49 PM

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magnificent1rascal wrote:
I think Pumpkin Spice has become way overdone in the U.S. It's in everything.


Alas, it's not just the US. It's up here, too.dontknow

I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

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Posted: Friday, November 9, 2018 11:05:12 PM

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Pumpkin spice latte, yummy!! flower
gypsy
Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 2:50:55 AM

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I had no idea what it was, (it hasn't shown up here either), so I googled it. Aromatic spices best used sparingly in baked goods, as far as I'm concerned.

Coffee, I make with a stove top espresso pot, and drink it black, no millk, no sugar. It's the way we like it here.



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