History of Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin spice is synonymous with autumn. As soon as the leaves turn red, the air becomes crisp and the jackets are hauled out of the closet, many are eager to get their seasonal fix of pumpkin spice. Whether it is in the classic Pumpkin Spice Latte, or a do-it-yourself attempt at a pumpkin spice scone, there is a certain itch only this famous fall flavour can scratch. 

(Canalside Soda's own Blend of spices in our Pumpkin Spice Cream Soda)

Pumpkin spice first made an appearance in a pumpkin spice cake recipe, published in 1936 by The Washington Post. The spice company McCormick strategically started to package the spices that make up pumpkin spice into one easy-to-use mix. From there, pumpkin spice became a must-have for fall baked goods. In 2003, Starbucks released the Pumpkin Spice Latte, which contained no trace of real pumpkin, but it had enough sugar and flavour in it to have consumers falling head over heels for this spicy, exclusive latte. 

Although nutmeg has been around for 35,000 years, it has only recently become paired with ginger, allspice, cinnamon and cloves. Pumpkin spice is available in almost every form from baked goods, to warm drinks. Now this addictive flavour is also available in soda. 

Next time you need a fix of pumpkin spice, pick up a Pumpkin Spice Cream Soda from Canalside Soda Company! We use our own blend of spices and fresh local pumpkin from Lincoln, Ontario. 


Author: Emma Kirwin

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