LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Maple syrup appears to be gaining on pumpkin spice as fall’s favorite flavor.

According to Google Trends, maple-related searches have skyrocketed in the past month with the arrival of some new maple-flavored treats, including Starbucks’ maple pecan latte, Kettle-brand maple bacon potato chips and Chobani’s maple yogurt.

Coffee lovers every year eagerly await the arrival of the limited-time only Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks. The popularity of the flavor has given rise to all manner of pumpkin spice products – cakes and cupcakes, naturally, but also more oddly, potato chips, smoothies, milkshakes, caramels, yogurt, energy bars, gelatin, popcorn, marshmallows, salsa, kombucha drinks, and cereals.

Has pumpkin spice officially jumped the shark? If so, maple syrup is ready to take its place as the favorite fall flavor.


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