Spices, pumpkin pie spice

Fun Facts

  1. This spice is a blend of “warm” spices. Typically ingredients are: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and mace.
  2. Pumpkin pie spice adds a nice extra “pumpkin” taste to pumpkin pie.
  3. Pumpkin spice (or pumpkin pie spice) is typically made from a combination of spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, or allspice.
  4. That’s right, actual pumpkin isn’t part of the blend—we just associate the mix with the taste and smell of pumpkin thanks to clever food marketers.
  5. Pumpkin Spice Flavored Candies, Coffee-mate Pumpkin Spice, and the ubiquitous Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte—do not contain any trace of the fruit. For example, the drink is made of “freshly steamed milk, rich and creamy pumpkin-flavored sauce, and warm seasonal spices such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove,”

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