Fall is officially here and that means its 'pumpkin spice' time! From the lattes to the scented candles, it is a college girl's best friend. But does this famous 'pumpkin spice latte' actually exist? Or as I like to say, is this even real? Now, I have to confess to you that I am a 'pumpkin spice' lover and enjoy the occasional latte. This is why I thought I would share this bit of information with you.

According to Vox.com, the delicious concoction is merely a blend of different spices.. Vani Hari, a nutrition advocate, investigated the drink created by Starbucks and discovered that is it a mix of "espresso, water, whipped cream, milk (or soy milk), pumpkin spice, and, in addition, something called 'pumpkin sauce,'". When you visit the Starbucks' store online, the ingredients include "sugar, condensed nonfat milk, high fructose corn syrup, annatto (a seed that produces a caramel, orange-ish color), natural and artificial flavors, caramel color, salt, and a preservative call potassium sorbate." Vox claims that "the flavors you might be associating with pumpkin are actually a blend of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice - the kind of spices you'd use in pumpkin pie." Bottom line is that there is no actual pumpkin in the latte.

What this all boils down to is that we fed into a corporate lie. It may not be very serious, but your taste buds have been lied to my friends. I will admit that I will continue to drink this beverage. I may be obsessed with it. 'Pumpkin Spice' lattes just taste really good! However, I thought I would share this with you and help to expand your knowledge of coffee. Or maybe just talk your head off. You may now carry on with your day!