John Oliver's Pumpkin Spice Latte Rant Will Resonate With All You Pumpkin Spice Haters

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Okay, so complete disclosure: I love pumpkin spice. I like absolutely everything pumpkin spice. Indiscriminately. I would probably consume gas if you provided it a pumpkin spice taste. I’ve written tutorials on ways to dress like the Pumpkin Spice Latte, I’ve had an embarrassing conversation with a Trader Joe’s cashier about the stacks of cranberry pumpkin crackers I was purchasing for myself, and I may or may not be consuming a PSL as we speak. It’s extremely en style to make fun of America’s newfound obsession with anything consisting of nutmeg and orange food coloring, and I get that, however the comments are generally simply boring. Luckily, the world has John Oliver. We could be on different sides of the Pumpkin Spice Argument, however a minimum of his jokes are really awesome.

In an exclusive Last Week Tonight video, John embarks on a full-on rant about the PSL and all its orange-colored friends. In his words:

Yes, it’s that unique time of year where we willingly imbibe Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the coffee that tastes like a candle. And I don’t indicate it tastes like a candle smells. Pumpkin Spice Lattes taste like a candle tastes. Do not ask me how I know that.

He goes on to tease our nationwide fixation with seasonal foods (mentioning that pumpkin tastes are actually offered throughout the year, and we simply decide to overlook them up until the leaves start changing) and jokes that the ‘science goo’ that sweetens our Starbucks drinks ‘never ever ages, like Ryan Seacrest.’ I mean … he has a point. I belong to the pumpkin spice fandom, and even I can concur that he has a point.

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Still, I’m going to go on and guzzle my melted pumpkin pie excitedly and passionately till I see the first buds of spring. You do you, John Oliver, and me and the PSL will do us.