Pumpkin Spice-Lovers Are Going To Lose It Over This Glazed Turkey Breast

Pumpkin spice has further extended its dominion from coffees and fall-themed pastries to a main course food. According to a press release shared by Cision PR Newswire, The Honey Baked Ham Company will be offering a pumpkin spice-glazed turkey breast until October 31 or until supplies last. These turkey breasts will come roasted or smoked and pre-sliced for a fall feast.

The distributor made this decision after deliberating over some polled data. Among the facts The Honey Baked Ham Company uncovered were that 69% of people attributed the best seasonal flavors to fall and that 70% agreed pumpkin spice was essential to the season's identity. Another 65% noted that the flavor should be made available starting in August and 15% said they'd love to have access to pumpkin spice all year long.

Most importantly for the company, however, is the fact that 51% of people have not had an unconventional pumpkin spice-flavored food or drink. "We added pumpkin spice to our signature glaze to bring two fall flavors together in a delicious combination creating our Pumpkin Spice Glazed Turkey Breast. Just another way for all the pumpkin spice fans to enjoy the flavor this season," the company stated.

Pumpkin might be the new turkey of fall

On the heels of the announcement of the pumpkin spice turkey breast, The Takeout shared a report in which they deemed us a "pumpkin-spice-obsessed society" and noted that when it comes to fall, which used to be known primarily, at least by some, for its Thanksgiving holiday, people are no longer searching Google for turkeys. Instead, they're searching for all things pumpkin. So, perhaps it is quite fitting for The Honey Baked Ham Company to combine society's past and present loves.

Although many associate pumpkin spice with Starbucks, due to their ever-popular Pumpkin Spice Latte, the spice has actually been around for quite some time. In fact, Food & Wine notes that variations of the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and clove blend appeared in a cookbook from 1798. Moreover, a spice blend called pumpkin spice pie was being sold as early as the 1930s.