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Summer is for Unicorns, Fall is for Pumpkin Spice

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Starbucks's famous Pumpkin Spice Latte

Starbucks's famous Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Starbucks's famous Pumpkin Spice Latte

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2017 was the year of the rise of many food trends, specifically desserts. The most popular are the unicorn food trend and the pumpkin spice trend.

 

The unicorn food trend has taken over many foods and desserts. Grilled Cheese sandwiches, sushi, donuts, bagels, ice cream, cupcakes, cookies, macarons, lattes, and milk shakes are only some foods that have turned ‘unicorn’. Named ‘unicorn’ for their colorful appearance and sweet taste, these foods have taken the internet by storm. Perhaps it is the magical way these unicorn foods are presented or the quality of these products that attracts so many people. Stores have popped up all over the nation that specialize in these unicorn foods.

 

The product that started it all, the basis of the unicorn food trend was the Unicorn Frappuccino, sold at Starbucks. Although Starbucks released the Unicorn Frappuccino for a short amount of time, from April 18-23, 2017, the drink instantly became a hit online and all over the nation. Starbucks coffee shops almost everywhere sold out everyday on these Unicorn Frappuccinos and baristas were worked to the bone creating a seemingly endless amount of these drinks. While the Unicorn Frappuccino trend died out nearing the beginning of summer, it gave way to the creation of unicorn foods.

 

Unicorn foods popped up everywhere during the beginning of summer, while the internet became obsessed with this food trends not only involving the unicorn but other mythical creatures like mermaids and fairies. However, these mermaid and fairy food trends became greatly overshadowed by the unicorn food trend. Many stores have popped up with booming business thanks to the unicorn food trend. Creme and Sugar in Santa Ana, B. Sweet in Corona Del Mar, Bagels and Brew in Lake Forest, Honey and Butter in Costa Mesa, and Hapa Cupcakes make up the top five dessert stores that feature unicorn foods.

 

While the unicorn food trend still continues, something else is making its way into the limelight. Also one of the most popular drinks from Starbucks, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is maybe the only competitor to the Unicorn Frappuccinos’ fame.The unicorn food trend has grown and grown during the summer but has reached a plateau nearing the beginning of fall. Instead, the Pumpkin Spice Latte’s release is highly anticipated; the ‘pumpkin spice trend’ is becoming increasingly more likely.

 

The pumpkin spice latte was released in Starbucks on September 1, 2003. Gaining fame almost as much fame as the Unicorn Frappuccino, but not as quickly, the Pumpkin Spice Latte became a popular drink for fall. These seasonal drinks begin the rise of food trends. Who’s to say that the pumpkin spice trend isn’t already beginning? While the unicorn food trend completely took over the summer, perhaps it’s time for the Pumpkin Spice Latte to make a comeback. There are already some stores that feature pumpkin spice- themed/flavored foods including Target, Walmart, or even one’s local grocery store. While there are no food or dessert stores/restaurants that specialize in these pumpkin spice foods, small items like M&M’s, Oreos, Twinkies, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, many different cereals, coffees, and cookies are becoming pumpkin spice flavored.

 

Summer is over, fall is just beginning. Is it the start of a new trend?

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  1. The Holy Pope of Denmark on November 1st, 2017 11:06 am

    With Denmark, all things are possible:

    https://docs.google.com/a/pylusd.org/presentation/d/1tGqgO-OyO8IwBc5-B2jG4he72t63PBvPZCeFAJ2DFIU/edit?usp=sharing

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    advisor Reply:

    Sadly, Denmark is no longer with us!

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