However, it feels like companies, when it comes to flavor creativity, shoot the wad this time of year. For three months, the aisles are pouring with seasonal things. The dairy section can’t contain all the coffee flavorings. Starbucks menu can barely transition the overlap of pumpkin spice to eggnog latte to gingerbread. Pumpkin loaves and bagels fight cranberry packed breads for space on the counters.
And, oh yes, the eggnog. If you can put eggnog in it, it will be there.
I even saw on Huffington Post that you can get seasonal flavored seltzer water in Eggnog, Candy Cane, Pumpkin Spice, and Granny Smith. I’m sure there are great cocktails out there using such seltzer flavors, but does the world really need Pumpkin Spice flavored water?
I say enjoy it all while you can. Get your fill of pumpkin and cranberries. Relish the burst of cinnamon and rosemary and thyme. Take in the creativity and nuances and variety.Because come January, you better have you tastebuds satiated. When December ends, the weight loss begins, and the flavors sleep-off the three month bender until the next holiday.