Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in September, 2017.
It’s that amazing time of year again — when the clock strikes September and we lose our ever-loving minds over the fact that fall is just weeks away and it’s now socially acceptable to descend into our pumpkin-spiced madness. There’s not even a chill in the air yet, and here we all are, breaking out our coziest blankets and sipping our pumpkin-spiced lattes while a pumpkin loaf bakes in the oven and a pumpkin-spiced candle burns in the distance.
I get it, and I am right there with you. It’s still 78 degrees where I live in New York, and I already want to fall the F out.
But guys … even in all my pumpkin-spice-loving heart, I’m thinking it’s time we admit that a line has been crossed. Because pumpkin spice cough drops apparently exist, and people are buying them. And it’s time we all had an intervention with ourselves.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m totally all for pumpkin spice-flavored things — within reason.
Pumpkin spice Cheerios? Sure, why not, that sounds delish.
Pumpkin pie-flavored M&Ms? Um, hello — yes.
Pumpkin pie gelato? YES OMG, A MILLION TIMES OVER.
See what I mean? These things make sense. They are savory and delicious treats that are totally worthy of a pumpkin-flavored makeover.
But cough drops? Come on, people! Cough drops should be mentholated and … and medicinal!
Though come to think of it, what better way to soothe a sore throat in the fall than with one of your favorite fall flavors? I mean, if that’s what you’re into …
OMG no, what am I saying?! Pumpkin spice cough drops are definitely a step too far. It’s like pumpkin-flavored soda. Or salsa. It just doesn’t work … right?