Mike & Carla Morning Show

Where To Feed Your Pumpkin Spice Addiction In Las Vegas

It's almost fall, and you know what that means - pumpkin spice season. This time of year, you can't walk through a store, a coffee establishment, or a fast food place without seeing something pumpkin. But why are we so addicted to it this day and age, like we never were before?  The Pumpkin Spice Craze: Starbucks PSL (code for Pumpkin Spice Latte) started selling again last week. It's the PDL's 20th anniversary this year!  Even in Las Vegas, where temperatures are still in the 100's, we are feeling the spicey vibe. I mean, who isn't thinking of that warm pumpkin smell and taste, when they're at the pool, or out on the boat - right? I love pumpkin pie. Especially the pumpkin chiffon pies my mom used to make for Thanksgiving, and I miss them a lot. "Make them yourself, Carla!" No - I don't want to make them myself, because they are just not my Moms. But the smell of pumpkin sure does bring back memories of a wonderful, and innocent time. The Cause And Effect Theory: I remember learning about cause and effect in my college philosophy class. This is where a specific event will cause another event. Eating mom's pie on the holidays caused so much fun with family and friends, and ultimately left me with memories that I enjoy, and miss terribly, every year. And that is precisely what I think the attraction - or maybe, addiction - to pumpkin spice is. Pure nostalgia.  Pumpkin Spice Ingredients: Cinnamon, Ginger, clove, and nutmeg are generally the spices you smell and taste in pumpkin spice - but not pumpkin. Most PS items don't actually have any pumpkin in them. But who really cares? It tasted good! Pumpkin spice has become so popular. I don't doubt one day in the near future it will just be a regular offering on most menus. Besides the usual Starbucks, here's where you can find all sorts of pumpkin spice goodies in Las Vegas.

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