Essential Oil and Diffusers

Exploring Fall's Favorite Flavor

Get ready for the unofficially dubbed "pumpkin spice season" taking over the online world! Surprisingly, the pumpkin spice flavor doesn't actually contain any pumpkin, but it evokes feelings of autumn, cozy home vibes, and crisp leaves. Read on for exciting ways to infuse this seasonal spice into your fall menu.

The popularity of pumpkin spice has turned it into big business, raking in around half a billion dollars annually, surpassing even beloved seasonal staples like apple cider.

So, what's in pumpkin spice if it's not pumpkin? Typically, it's a simple mix of ginger, nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon, sometimes with additional ingredients. While pumpkin itself might be included, it's often in the form of extracts or small amounts.

Incorporating Pumpkin Spice into Your Fall Fare

The simplest way to enjoy pumpkin spice is by snagging products that feature it. Starbucks, the pioneer of the pumpkin spice craze, offers its iconic pumpkin spice latte and even sells pumpkin spice coffee beans for home brewing.

But the pumpkin spice invasion doesn't stop there. You can find it in everything from Life cereal and Werther's candy to dog treats, protein powders, cookies, cakes, waffles, ice cream, gum, marshmallows, and yes, even some beers. The versatility of this flavor knows no bounds.

If you're near a Trader Joe’s, you're in luck. They boast a wide array of pumpkin spice goodies, from tortilla chips to cold-pressed juice to mochi.

Of course, you can whip up your own pumpkin spice blend in minutes: mix ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice. Store it in a spice container for use throughout the season or year-round if you're a die-hard fan.

For baking, try pumpkin pie, morning glory muffins, caramel-spice French breakfast muffins, or squash blossoms. Not into baking? Sprinkle pumpkin spice into oatmeal, yogurt, or hot tea for a seasonal twist.

While some store-bought pumpkin spice products might tout health benefits, like stabilizing blood sugar or offering anti-inflammatory properties, it's wise to check labels for added sugars and artificial ingredients. Making your own can be healthier and more cost-effective.

Health Perks of Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin spice blends often contain ingredients with potential health perks. Cinnamon may help stabilize blood sugar, ginger is commonly thought of as an anti-inflammatory, nutmeg is believed to aid sleep and digestion, and allspice is known as an antioxidant.

Final Thoughts

The anticipation for pumpkin spice season is palpable, with stores brimming with pumpkin spice delights. Experiment with different products and recipes to savor the essence of fall. And if you're looking for an extra spicy experience, check out the Pumpkin Spice or Cozy blend at the MONQ shop!

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