It's that time of year: Leaves are changing, Halloween decorations are on display, and cable knit sweaters are everywhere. But most importantly, the all-famous Pumpkin Spice Latte is back at your local Starbucks.
And according to John Oliver, everyone's drinking this "coffee that tastes like a candle" like there's no tomorrow -- and he finds it disgusting.
Americans love their pumpkin products so much that in 2012 they ate just over five pounds of pumpkin per person, Oliver pointed out on a "Last Week Tonight" web exclusive posted Sunday. And the fact there is no actual pumpkin in Pumpkin Spice Lattes doesn't stop consumers from imbibing.
It's all a trick, a horrified Oliver says in his rant.
"We tolerate pumpkin spice because we like the Fall," explains Oliver. "It's the best season because you get to stop thinking about how weird your legs look in shorts."
Do you agree with Oliver's assertion that pumpkin spice is just "eggnog for morning people," and that we should think of a better Fall-related flavor, preferably one that doesn't taste like a candle actually tastes? ("Don't ask me how I know that," Oliver says.) Let us know in the comments below!