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It’s officially November and that means Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving means gravy which is my most favorite food group of them all! Long time readers of my column know that my November column is dedicated to all thing’s gravy! Because I love it. And because I love it, I feel it is my duty to convert all of you, my faithful readers to love it too.
But to do that, we must first address the elephant in the room, and by “elephant”, I of course mean pumpkin. Specifically pumpkin spice. There is no escaping pumpkin spice this Fall and really every Fall since 2003 when a coffee chain who shall remain nameless, but rhymes with “Carbucks”, created a new signature drink that they could serve in the Fall. This year apparently Fall started in August because that’s when it made its annual appearance. But they are hardly the ones succumbing to the PS mania – in addition to the famous latte, there are pumpkin spiced Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Bread from Thomas (the English Muffin people), cookies from Trader Joe’s, cookies from Pepperidge Farms, Creamer from Chobani (the yogurt people), popcorn from Lesser Evil, and cinnamon rolls from the Pillsbury. And that just really scratches the surface.
It’s a lot of pumpkin. Not to mention a lot of spice.
It’s time to liberate ourselves from the pumpkin (and spice) and dive, preferably nose first and tongue out, into gravy season. Gravy is delicious and comes in a variety of flavors – chicken, beef, turkey, and even vegetarian (although I am not advocating that particular flavor). It’s just as versatile as pumpkin and doesn’t need any spice at all!
Gravy flavored cookies? Yes! Gravy flavored ice cream? Yes! Gravy infused water? Yes! Gravy flavored cat treats? A HUGE yes!
It’s a huge untapped market! Doughboy, from one corporate icon to another – if you’re reading this, give me a call and we can talk!
Wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving season with lots of gravy!