That Pumpkin Spice Latte Isn’t Exactly Good for You
Before I got pregnant with my son, I was the absolute biggest lover of pumpkin spice that you've ever met in your life. I would go so far as to save coupons and set money aside so that I could scoop up and hoard pumpkin spice scented anything and everything in order to enjoy the amazing smell all year round, not just in the fall. But then something awful happened.
Out of nowhere, the smell of anything spiced instantly makes me get stuffed up. I can't breathe out of my nose and my eyes get all watery. I chalked this oddity up to pregnancy hormones and figured things would settle down after my son was born and I would be able to taste and smell things like pumpkin spice without feeling like I was going to die.
My little boy will turn two in a few months and I still can't even be in the same room as something spiced. My heart is sad, but my wallet and waistline are happy.
Did you know that sucking down just one pumpkin spice latte means that you've just ingested as many carbs as you would if you ate a bagel? Also, you just consumed two times the recommended daily dose of sugar and your wallet is definitely lighter because a pumpkin spice latte costs about a dollar more than a regular latte.
Although I can't eat drink, or smell spiced pumpkin anything, I do miss it and I'm still in denial that there might actually be some pretty nasty things tossed into a pumpkin spice latte, but if you'd like to see more reasons to stay away from a pumpkin spice latte, be my guest.
My spice intolerance may be a blessing in disguise, but I sure do miss the taste and smell.