Pumpkin Spice.

I survived the initial onslaught of all things pumpkin. I’ll eat a pumpkin muffin now and again but none of this pumpkin spiced flavored latte creamer soft toffee pastry crap. Nope. Not gonna do it. I will continue to order my spicy cinnamon hot tea every single time no matter how appealing the barista tries to make that pumpkin spiced special pseudo coffee product sound.

I made it through Halloween and all things pumpkin. I fully expected to have to deal with for another month until the conclusion of Thanksgiving.

But nooooooooo. Now…it’s “Peppermint” season.


While I can tolerate and even enjoy a pumpkin muffin there is not a single peppermint thing I enjoy. Not gum, candy canes, candles, essential oil, coffee or peppermint tea. We make this amazing (so I hear) cookie at Christmas time. Chocolate dough wrapped around a quartered peppermint patty. Bake. Frost with a chocolate glaze and sprinkle crushed peppermint candies on top. Never once have I consumed one of these labor intensive cookies because….peppermint.

I HATE ALL THINGS PEPPERMINT! All peppermint things are so wrong. YUCKY YUCK YUCK.

I fully support the Hallmark channel airing all the holiday movies the day after Halloween. I am so on board with that. (Dr. Evil on the other hand…) I will even tolerate some of the decorations popping up in the stores. Otherwise I’m pretty much a “Thanksgiving deserves it’s time” kind of girl.

But the peppermint prevelence this early must stop. NOW.

I walked into a store the other day to be greeted with the stench of peppermint spray made to “enhance” your holiday tree.

Are you kidding me? I just wanted to buy some toilet paper.

Let’s go back to the pumpkin spice explosion until after Thanksgiving. Then I’ll be able to bite my tongue for the peppermint season.

But two months….. I don’t think so. (And if anyone brings up peppermint pumpkin spice anything I’ll yak at you through the interwebs.)

EJ out – to have a ginger beer to cleanse my palate of all thoughts of peppermint.