I am Boycotting Pumpkin Spice This Year

United States
October 2, 2015 8:12pm CST
I just feel like the marketing industry has ruined it - and don't get me wrong I love a Pumpkin Space Latte from Starbucks as much as the next person. But it's gotten out of hand. Everything, everywhere is pumpkin spice this and that. I also used to love Baskin and Robbins Pumpkin ice cream that they rolled out this time of year. This year it's just too much of a good thing. I'm having some mint chocolate chip ice cream as I work tonight. Am I over-reacting? Do you feel like the marketing industry is ruining every holiday?
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4 responses
@salonga (27956)
• Philippines
3 Oct 15
Nope, you are not over-reacting. The marketing industry has long been ruining every holiday.
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• United States
4 Oct 15
I'll be coming up with other (non-commercial) ways to celebrate.
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@salonga (27956)
• Philippines
6 Oct 15
@NeldaHoxie that's good. I think every one should do the same.
@LadyDuck (188936)
• Switzerland
3 Oct 15
We do not have pumpkin spice everything here, but I have to agree that the marketing industry is ruining the holidays.
• United States
3 Oct 15
Yes, candy canes will be next at Christmas
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@LadyDuck (188936)
• Switzerland
3 Oct 15
@NeldaHoxie I have already seen candy canes on the shelves, this is ridiculous.
4 Oct 15
I just find it kind of humorous every season that I see all the stuff. I'm not a huge pumpkin fan, but enjoy a few things here and there. I tend to like savory pumpkin things better than sweet. (i.e. pumpkin soup)
• United States
5 Oct 15
I don't remember when this started. I guess it's businesses trying to eek out dollars. I find it disturbing that everything is a monetary exchange these days.
@Freelanzer (9543)
• Canada
3 Oct 15
I never get caught up in those trends. Never had anything pumpkin spice. I grow my own pumpkins, I grew up on pumpkins and no one is going to spoil it for me.
• United States
3 Oct 15
That's very cool that you grow your own pumpkins. Fresh pumpkins make the best homemade pies.
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