Tuesday September 22, 2015

Good or Bad: the great pumpkin spice debate

These days, pumpkin spice is a modifier on a list of foods that grows longer each fall.

These days, pumpkin spice is a modifier on a list of foods that grows longer each fall. (John Bazemore/The Associated Press)

Listen 10:50

Forget lattes, pumpkin spice flavouring is everywhere — from yogurt and gum to butter and body spray. As the seasonal ingredient spreads, we convene a lighthearted q debate: Is the spice very nice? Or have we reached peak pumpkin?

Shad checks in with two debaters: 

  • Buzzfeed style writer Hannah Giorgis argues that pumpkin spice is a true seasonal delight
  • Food writer Anna Hezel counters that pumpkin spice is a waste of taste

Listen to our debaters and, as always, unapologetically pick a side!