Everything was pumpkin spice lattes and nothing hurt
Fall is the harbinger of the best things ever. At last, you get to wear sweaters, and carve pumpkins, and watch the leaves change colors, and all the other things moms on Pinterest have devoted boards to.
Most importantly, autumn is the season of the pumpkin spice latte. That’s right, for the next heartbreakingly few months, Starbucks serves up drinkable pumpkin pie.
But, come mid-winter, this gourd flavored treat is suddenly pulled from under our feet because someone deems it “unseasonal.” No one will think you’re crazy if you walk into a diner demanding cherry pie in February, even though most cherries are harvested in June.
But try asking for pumpkin in May and your waitress is likely to laugh in your innocent, autumn harvest loving face. Yes, maybe the absence of pumpkin makes the heart grow fonder, but I find this to be an old fashioned mindset. Here, I present to you a list of other flavors that should be served year round.
If you really think about it, candy canes are sort of a cruel joke. They mimic the feeling of wintry coldness in your mouth and you’re supposed to be enjoy it, even though you spend most of winter strategically planning how to avoid the outdoors. Candy canes would be the perfect refreshing, summer afternoon treat, but, alas, they are nowhere to be found after December 25th.
Iced Tea and Lemonade
Apparently, there are some sick freaks out there that totally ignore the presence of iced tea and lemonade after Labor Day. Not only are these two beverages refreshing on their own, but when they come together to create an Arnold Palmer, something really magical occurs. Essentially, iced tea and lemonade are the Beyonce and Jay-Z of the beverage world. Would you resist Beyonce and Jay-Z if they were deemed seasonally inappropriate?
Sure, gulping down custard-like liquid year-round may not be the healthiest decision, but you only live once, right? Imagine iced eggnog being served in the summertime in the same vein as iced coffee or tea.
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