You may think that we’re in peak summertime. The days are long, the sun is shining, and you’re spending your weekends drinking cocktails at the beach (against your better judgement). But no, we are not in the midst of summer. We are just in pre-fall. How do we know this? Because pumpkin spice products have been spotted on grocery store shelves.
Yes, you may have thought pumpkin spice was a food trend best left behind, but it shows no signs of slowing down.
Instagram user @junkbanter spotted Dannon’s Light & Fit Pumpkin Pie at the grocery store on July 25, and they are not the only one.
User @justinmrobbins wrote, “July 26th and the first Pumpkin Spice sighting of the season,” after he spotted pumpkin spice caramels made by Werther’s Original. They were sitting next to other fall items like pumpkin pie almonds and candy corn-flavored Hershey’s bars.
Multiple Instagram users spotted pumpkin spice-scented home goods at Target, including @disneychangelure who found a Cozy Autumn Cuddle-scented Glade candy (with hints of heirloom pumpkin, caramel, and spice), and multiple users found Mrs. Meyers dish soaps and hand soaps scented like pumpkin and its autumnal cousin apple cider.
Yes, the weather may still indicate it’s the season of lemon and sunshine, but no summer flavor or product has quite the madness and power of pumpkin spice.