The autumnal equinox doesn't mark the beginning of fall anymore, the sudden appearance of Pumpkin Spice Lattes does (and I'm okay with that).
Everywhere you look, people are eagerly sipping on pumpkin drinks, eating pumpkin-inspired foods. While I once dismissed foods that were pumpkin flavored, saving my annual helping of pumpkin for pie at Thanksgiving dinner, I too was quickly won over. To me, pumpkin spice lattes are like the autumn-specific chai tea; they have similar notes in their spices that make me think of comfort and warmth and that very delicious pie.
What's your guilty pumpkin-flavored pleasure? The craziest pumpkin-inspired item you've seen?