It started ten years ago with the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks. Pumpkin spice consumer products have spread throughout the marketplace, threatening to bring consumers’ blood allspice levels to dangerously high levels. M&Ms? Sure! Booze? Sure! But why are there so many pumpkin products? This movie trailer explores the Orange Menace. [More]
Ten years ago, Starbucks introduced the Pumpkin Spice Latte, starting a trend and sending the nation into a frenzy of unbridled pumpkin lust. Pumpkin beer? Pumpkin spice Pringles? It seems like everything has been pumpkin-ified. Everything except hard-shelled chocolate candies. Until now. Pumpkin spice M&Ms have arrived. [More]
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks, a beverage with an entirely justified fanatical fan base. The company is celebrating that anniversary with a limited-edition ceramic tumbler that features caramel-colored Swarovski crystals, orange and brown glaze, and an abstract version of the company logo in green crystals. It costs $150. [More]
Yesterday, at Consumerist HQ, we were very sad to learn about the death of one of the regulars here around the site in both the comments section and the Flickr pool. She also brought Cracker Barrel’s crimes against maple to our attention, and had an unrivaled love of our weekly open threads. Kimaroo died unexpectedly of pneumonia earlier this week, at the age of only 28. As a small tribute, before the Flickr Finds, here are some of our favorite pictures of hers that we used over the years. They are, of course, of her totally handsome cats, Bastien and Alfred.