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How pumpkin spice flavor was created in a lab

Madeline Muzzi

Madeline Muzzi

Pumpkin spice is misunderstood; it was never supposed to taste like pumpkins. Instead, this flavor mimics the spices that are used in pumpkin pie.

Madeline Muzzi

Pumpkin spice flavor is a combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and sometimes ginger. The flavoring used in pumpkin spice products isn't just a blend of those spices.