Pumpkin spice backlash has reached an all time high this season and now Last Week Tonight host John Oliver has called for an end to the tyranny of the ubiquitous fall flavor. He focuses most of his ire on Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte, which the brand debuted early this year to capture maximum PSL zeitgeist. "Yes, it's that special time of year, where we voluntarily imbibe pumpkin spice lattes: the coffee that tastes like a candle."
"Just about anything that reminds us of autumn is a better flavor than pumpkin spice," Oliver bemoans, while calling for a new go-to spiced latte flavor, like a "keen awareness of my own mortality spiced latte because that's what foliage is." Personally, we'd like to see It's Still Too Soon For That Knit Cap Spice Latte make a go of it.