Why Is Pumpkin Spice Twice as Nice?

Autumn still life

It’s round. It’s orange. And it’s grown into a fall phenomenon that’s bringing in big bucks for a variety of businesses.

Behold the mighty pumpkin.

Pumpkin-inspired treats are everywhere. Even – gulp – in bacon. Perusing this list of 18 Must-Have Products for People Who Love Pumpkin Spice, I laughed. I cringed. And when I saw the pumpkin spice latte doughnut (courtesy of Krispy Kreme), I resisted temptation.

Why? Because too much of a good thing is … too much. With all due respect: Hold the pumpkin, people!