Fake News: Coffee lovers prepare for pumpkin spice shortage

Fake News: Coffee lovers prepare for pumpkin spice shortage

By Alexis Galarza Posted: December 18, 2020

As everyone knows, when fall rolls around everyone goes crazy about pumpkin spice. Starbucks brings out their pumpkin spice, grocery stores display pumpkin pie almost everywhere, and before you know it you’re completely encased in pumpkin spice love. But how much longer can this pumpkin spice fanatic go on? 

Just a week ago Starbucks shared a tweet announcing “We have officially run out of pumpkin spice lattes. Over 50 percent of the world’s locations no longer are able to meet the demand. Get it while you still can!!” The PSL fandom went crazy, replying with things such as “How will the world look like without pumpkin spice lattes???” 

Manufacturers’ jobs are getting harder and harder each year, trying to find a way to prepare for the fall season. Essentially,  the world is using pumpkin spice faster than we can make it. Pumpkin spice is relatively a blend of spices, and not just one. How are companies supposed to ground insane amounts of different spices fast enough for the world to consume? 

As more Starbucks locations run out of the coffee blend, more and more boxes show up on eBay. Get this, for twice as much. By the time Christmas comes around, there could actually be a black market, seriously a black market for pumpkin spice latte mix. 

Pumpkin spice everything is only around for about a month or two every year. It is no question as to why the human race goes nuts when it finally comes out. Taking up most of the essential ingredients to make anything pumpkin related. Farmers cannot just grow more pumpkins as some may think, pumpkins are not able to grow year-round. 

The only thing that comes out of pumpkins is pumpkin puree and pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin spice is something completely different. If humans keep consuming pumpkin spice at the rate we are now, the US leading farmers say we could run out by 2024. 

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