Trying to remember a time before pumpkin spice is like trying to remember a time before the Kardashians dominated our news cycle. (It’s futile. Just stop.) In these before-times, how did we even mark the passage of time from summer to fall? Someone bat signal Bill Nye or whatever it was we did back then to get information.
And the rise of pumpkin spice was certainly meteoric. It didn’t exist, and then suddenly, it was everywhere. Even Peter Dukes, who led the team that created the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, can’t believe how far we as a species have run with this whole pumpkin spice thing. (You just know someone was like, Stop trying to make pumpkin spice happen, Peter. It’s never going to happen. And yet, inexplicably, here we are.)
Love it or hate it, pumpkin spice isn’t going away anytime soon. (Fun fact: That’s one of the only things we’re totally certain of in 2017.) Here, a comprehensive list of pumpkin spiced items you can buy right now. Oh, and it should go without saying that most of these are limited edition.