Holiday Flavors that Suck…..

I just read an article about the things wrong with the holidays, and to be honest it was pretty insightful.  Which brings me to what is probably THE most annoying holiday thing ever.  Pumpkin Spice.  I mean WTF is it with Pumpkin spiced everything?  I don’t understand this fascination with pumpkin flavored, scented or colored anything.  As I sat at a stop light on my way to work this morning and thought to myself, what next what else could pumpkin spice permiate to ruin the holidays?  Then I looked up and saw it, Martin Tire on the corner of Lee Trevino and Rojas is offering a pumpkin spiced oil change……only in El Paso (okay it was kinda funny).  I couldn’t take a picture because as I reached for my phone the light turned green.  Now I realize this was done in jest, because even though I don’t like pumpkin spice I do appreciate a great sense of humor.

But really what is so special about pumpkin spice flavoring that we are practically creating an entire holiday season around it.  Never mind the pesky little thing about Christmas and Jesus (yes that was sarcasm) I mean did one of the three wise men being the baby Jesus a pumpkin spice latte or was it pumpkin spice instead of frankincense that was given? I for one HATE pumpkin spiced anything, I don’t even eat pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving and along with cilantro wouldn’t care to taste it again as long as I live.  But in defense of pumpkin itself, I love the different types of pumpkins that offer us so much. Like butternut, acorn, winter and my favorite spaghetti squash, those I can deal with even love.

But this entire Pumpkin Spice crap, we have so many other flavors to celebrate the holiday season without getting all batshit crazy about Pumpkin Spice.  I for one nominate PEPPERMINT MOCHA EVERYTHING!  I would rather drink a peppermint mocha latte than anything pumpkin spiced.  I’m sure pumpkin really isn’t spiced and if it were maybe it would be better if marketing departments everywhere could be convinced to sell chocolate, rum and sugar cookie flavors, now that maybe I’d try.   Now if I could only get those guys at Martin Tire to offer a Peppermint Mocha oil change……This is the Huntress915 over and out.


38 thoughts on “Holiday Flavors that Suck…..

  1. Here, here, I stand for Peppermint. A double peppermint mocha with a shot of rum is an excellent warmer.

    As for that Pumpkin Spice…ye gads, WTF? What prison sewage system did they siphon that crap from? Yet, I enjoy pumpkin pie. But what we learned through local research is that few coffee shops’ pumpkin spice has any pumpkin in it. It’s all chemicals pretending and failing to be pumpkin. Disgusting. Vomit-inducing. In other words, yuck.

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    1. I’ve made pumpkin pie. Eh. It’s okay. My pecan pie though is what people don’t stop going on about. I used to make chess pie and I nicknamed it diabetes pie. That was hilariously before I got diabetes.
      And no. The pie didn’t give me diabetes. I have type 1 not type 2. Lol

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  2. Pumpkin spice hater here! The only beer I will ever turn down is one of those blasted pumpkin spice beers. If I wanted a beer to taste like pie, I would just pour beer all over a pie and then eat it with one of those spoon-straws – like a dignified person!

    And don’t even get me started on those pumpkin spice Oreos…

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  3. Totally agree with you, because I haven’t yet come across anything pumpkin spiced that I actually like. And that’s saying a lot because alcohol come on! Oreos were meant to be one flavor or two but you get what I’m saying. And the one time I tasted pumpkin vodka…I mean hello, I couldn’t even swallow it. I spit it out and well I wasn’t invited back to that party. But who cares? Peppermint Mocha Vodka!!!

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      1. Never heard of it! But I do relate to Jen garner characters… suddenly 30, alias are the 2 I can immediately think of (never watched Elektra nor catch & release but I just thought of those two just noe as well)

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  4. Shit yes. I don’t get the whole pumpkin spice thing. It’s… spiced and cinnamon and brown and people think it’s so exotic but it’s not.
    Peppermint mocha. Yeah that’s more my preference for I love minty fresh, chocolate sweet, mixed with the bitterness of coffee. It is the array of flavours that excite and tantalize the senses. Sight smell taste texture and aural. Obviously. Fuxking though everyone knew that

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  5. I drew the line at the pumpkin spice bathroom freshener the missus brought home (what my personal groomer calls “pooppourri”) and decided the other smell was better. I did try it in a beer a couple of years ago (the pumpkin spice, I mean) and poured out the beer. If you know me at all you’d realize the end of that last sentence is practically unfathomable.

    “the pesky little thing about Christmas and Jesus” 🤣

    I like you. I’m staying. 🙂

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    1. Why thank you Tom, and pumpkin flavored beer wtf? I prefer the beer with the orange (I think you might know which one I’m talking about) because I mean, come on it’s orange! I think that should be a Christmas Brew, Belgian wheat and orange peel beer, it’s Christmasy as hell, don’t you think? lol

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      1. No, in addition to Peppermint Mocha, I mean we need to stockpile other flavors to push that Pumpkin Spice monstrosity out of the way don’t you think? So we have Peppermint Mocha coffee and liquor. But we also could have Orange flavored beer and vodka, vodka is good in orange, hello? lol

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    1. I’m sayin’ peppermint chocolate anything beats pumpkin. I mean I know there are people that love pumpkin because they associate it with the holidays and all that jazz. But simply put…..YUCK! lol
      Last year I was given a bottle of Fennellys Mint Chocolate liqueur and believe me it didn’t last two days. It was AWESOME!

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