When pumpkin spice lattes and fall flavors emerged last month after a year’s worth of hibernation, the Internet went wild. However, with all of the hype of Pumpkin Spice every year, there is one flavor that always seems to be left out — apple. And honestly, I would take apple anything over pumpkin any day. Don’t hate me, folks.
And, I’m not alone here. This past week, I’ve conducted a survey both on my Facebook and Twitter profiles. The consensus between the two of them was that people prefer apple over pumpkin — by a lot.
On Facebook, I had 57 votes. Of those 57, 70 percent voted that they prefer apple cider over pumpkin. While it was a much closer call on Twitter, apple flavor still came on top. Of the 14 people that voted, 57 percent voted that they like apple spice over pumpkin.
And, I can see why. Apples are such a key flavor of fall. After all, isn’t it is a tradition to go apple picking every fall?
Let’s be honest, though. The best part is once the apples have been picked, that is when many delicious apple desserts emerge. There are so many delicious apple desserts out there. Some of them include: apple pie, apple crisp, apple cider donuts/donut holes, and caramel apples. And, of course we can not forget apple cider itself — which tastes amazing when you have it warm.
Furthermore, what I also like about apple cider is about how natural it tastes. Whenever I have a pumpkin coffee or latte, there is a heavy aftertaste of syrup. Apples taste naturally sweet. That’s what makes them so delicious. Additionally, you don’t need to add anything. With pumpkin spice lattes, many often add whipped cream to it. Apple cider, on the other hand? You can just enjoy it straight up (although I will be honest — nothing beats the combination of warm apple pie and ice cream).
So while the pumpkin craze reaches new extremes, let’s try to go back to the traditional flavors of fall. That means switching up that pumpkin spice for a steaming hot glass of apple cider. Trust me, it’s worth it.