Back in the 1950s, before pumpkin spice flavored everything existed, the spice company McCormick decided to package cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves together into something they called “Pumpkin Pie Spice” that would allow cooks to avoid measuring out their own individual spices for baking.
Although this decision was not revolutionary by any means, we believe that whoever was in charge of the packaging for this product was a genius. We aren’t the only ones it seems, as vintage tins of Pumpkin Pie Spice reach upwards of $100 on auction websites. Maybe we should have raided Grandma’s cupboard as kids and saved all these beauties.
What do you think? And do any of you have one (or more) of these tins adorning your home?