You're Paying Way More Than You Should for Pumpkin Spice


Woman holding glass of tasty pumpkin spice latte on wooden table, flat lay composition

Woman holding glass of tasty pumpkin spice latte on wooden table, flat lay composition

One of the cruelest things about being a woman is the “Pink Tax.” For those who haven’t experienced it – the Pink Tax is the consistent overcharging for products deemed essential for women while similar male themed products cost less.

Now that you’re familiar – get ready for another price gouge – The Pumpkin Tax.

According to Magnify Money on average, the price for pumpkin spice items has risen over the past few years, and WE are paying for it. 8.8% more to be exact. That’s up 10% over last year. Why? Because they can, that’s why.

For example – the PSL (Pumpkin Spiced Latte) at Starbucks costs 15.9% MORE than their non-pumpkin latte.

For another example – at Whole Foods, the price of their sandwich crème desserts varies between .15 an ounce for regular, and w WHOPPING .41 per ounce for pumpkin.

Now, to me, this pretty simple: The Pumpkin Tax is just another appendage of the Pink Tax. I’m not saying men doesn’t like a good pumpkin flavored drink – but based on my experience, more women than men go for it.

So… what do we do about it?

I really don’t know. I mean, we’re all pretty aware of the Pink Tax and no one seems to be able to fix that.

Until they do, I guess we just have to choke this one down. At least it tastes good.