Your Pumpkin Spice Latte Probably Doesn’t Contain Any Actual Pumpkin, According to the NYT and Science
So that makes it just like everything else we eat!
This shouldn't surprise you, but you know that pumpkin-flavored processed food you've been eating all season? The pumpkin flavor is also processed. Michael Moss, an NYT writer, recently visited a food flavor manufacturer to figure out just how it is that the flavor we attribute to "pumpkin" came to be, and the science of it is actually pretty cool.