Even though the autumnal equinox doesn’t happen until later this month, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. While I wish it weren’t true, fall is definitely on its way.
Autumn is like the creeping Christmas season, which now starts before Halloween if you ask retailers. It seems to come earlier every year.
How do I know? Pumpkin-flavored things are popping up all over.
First, I found a pumpkin Donut at Dunkin’ Donuts. The next day, Starbucks was touting its Pumpkin Spice Latte — here early, and celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Pumpkin is undeniably one of the flavors of fall. Another one is apple cider. My family used to get cider from an orchard in Kendallville, Ind., where they pressed it themselves. It was thick and sweet. So good. You can’t buy that kind of cider in the grocery store.
What’s your favorite fall flavor?