The Soul Crushing Truth About Pumpkin Spice Lattes
Before I got pregnant with my son, I was the most obnoxiously obsessed with pumpkin spice person that you could have ever met. No, really. I would go so far as to save coupons and set money aside so that I could scoop up and hoard pumpkin spice scented anything and everything all year round, not just in the fall. But then something awful happened.
Out of nowhere, the smell of anything spiced instantly started to make me feel sick. Stupid hormones. Even though I'm almost four years postpartum, the smell of pumpkin spice or ant spice for that matter makes me get stuffed up. I can't breathe out of my nose and my eyes get all watery. I thought that it would go away once my hormones settled down, but I'm still not able to taste or smell things like pumpkin spice without feeling like I'm going to die.
My heart is sad, but my wallet is happy.
I'm not saying that it's not worth it, but did you know that sucking down just one pumpkin spice latte means that you've just ingested as many carbs as you would if you ate a bagel? Also, in that one pumpkin spice latte, you will have consumed two times the recommended daily dose of sugar and wait, there's more...your wallet is definitely lighter because a pumpkin spice latte costs about a dollar more than a regular latte.
Although I can't eat drink, or smell spiced pumpkin anything, I do miss it and I'm still in denial that there might actually be some pretty nasty things tossed into a frothy mug of deliciousness, but if you'd like to see more reasons to stay away from a pumpkin spice latte, be my guest.