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1934

Year that the McCormick Spice company invented pumpkin spice. The so-called “Yankee Candle” of spices is baaack—and in a big way. Annual sales of pumpkin spiced products topped $511 million in 2019 and Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte currently has 90,000 followers on Twitter. Of course, pumpkin spice has no pumpkin in it. What it does have is: ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and, sometimes, cardamom.

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