When October rolls around you can be sure of one thing…
…Pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING. Pumpkin coffee. Pumpkin donuts. Pumpkin muffins. Pumpkin bread. Pumpkin yogurt. Pumpkin Pop-Tarts. Pumpkin nuts. Pumpkin butter. Pumpkin protein bars. Pumpkin ice cream. Pumpkin Pumpkin beer. Pumpkin vodka. Pumpkin M&Ms. This year there were even PUMPKIN OREOS!!!
Can nothing escape the flavoring of Pumpkin??? It’s like the Nothing from the Neverending Story… it just gobbles everything in its path. One thing that I noticed was that everyone started using the word Spice in the name. It’s almost as if they did that to try and spite the Pumpkin Everything Is Coming meme.
Then… after Halloween I was walking down an aisle when I came across this…
Peppermint Creme Oreos? When did THOSE arrive???
Now there’s already a large selection of Peppermint items out there, most notably hard candies and gum. So I thought this would be an interesting thing to try out. So I bought a pack. I had TWO… and I was done.
I hate them. Anyone who knows me understands that for me to hate an Oreo that takes ALOT. They were so bad that I went home and scrubbed my tongue.
While scrubbing my tongue I started to wonder… is Peppermint going to become the new Pumpkin? Is red and white the new orange?? Is this how the seasons will now be dictated to us??? Instead of knowing the season by the weather, you know it by the dominant flavor in the supermarket.
I can already see it now… Peppermint coffee (creamers don’t count). Peppermint donuts. Peppermint muffins. Peppermint bread. Peppermint yogurt. Peppermint Pop-Tarts. Peppermint nuts. Peppermint butter. Peppermint protein bars. Peppermint ice cream (yeah I know, they have this). Peppermint beer. Peppermint vodka (yeah I know, they have it already). Peppermint M&Ms (yeah I know, they have this too already… which really is just proving my point).
I can’t wait for Spring.
That’s when Bacon Flavored Everything finally arrives!!!