Lady is so obsessed with pumpkin spice, she's called the 'Pumpkin Spice Queen'

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Odds are, Betsy Green loves a Pumpkin Spice Latte more than you.

One minute into our conversation and Green had already asked if I was "making a shopping list." And I was! That's because Betsy was talking about pumpkin product after pumpkin product: ALL of which she reviews for her blog.

Betsy's pumpkin passion began three years ago as she patiently waited for Starbucks to reintroduce her favorite latte."And it just kind of snowballed from there," Green explained. "I started looking for more pumpkin-related content, and I would write these reviews about it. And, you know, people seemed to like it."

Pumpkin spice season starts when Green decides it does. That's usually September. It runs for 3 months. And, according to Green, "It ends Thanksgiving with pumpkin pie... but that's me!"

Over those three months, Betsy samples some strange foods. She says pumpkin spice gum is probably the strangest. "It's real, it exists," Green swears. But when I asked how that gum was, I got a bit of hesitation. Green just says, "It isn't bad."

Scroll through to see which pumpkin spice product you are:

Your pumpkin spiced product, based on your Zodiac sign
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Your pumpkin spiced product, based on your Zodiac sign
Capricorn (December 22nd-January 21st): Pumpkin Spice Cheerios
Capricorns are often conventional and disciplined people, so this classic cereal is ideal for you. Plus, eating Cheerios is one step closer to adulting, right? 
Aquarius (January 22nd-February 18th): Pumpkin Spice Pudding 
This may be one of the most unusual (and questionable) pumpkin spice items anyone has ever come across. Only the curious and imaginative Aquarius could understand that maybe this pudding is just misunderstood. 
Pisces (February 19th - March 20th): Pumpkin Spice Peeps
Giving, compassionate, and kindhearted—the only thing that might be sweet as a Pisces are these marshmallow birds. Not a huge Peeps fan? These recipes might just change your mind. 
Aries (March 21st - April 19th): Pumpkin Spice Vodka 
Aries are known to be daring, and you'd have to be bold to drink this liquor. If you're really looking to impress people, try this pumpkin-flavored vodka soda recipe.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th): Pumpkin Spice Bagels 
If a Taurus was a food, they'd most likely be a freshly toasted bagel. This warm, fall-flavored bread is simple and down to earth, just like you. Also, since consistency is important to you, there are ways to eat bagels for every meal of the day
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th): Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts
These versatile pastries are as adaptable as you are. There are many different ways to enjoy a Pop Tart—plain, toasted, as a cheesecake truffle, and more. Not to mention they come packaged in pairs, and your dual personalities have to appreciate that. 
Cancer (June 21st - July 22nd): Pumpkin Ice Cream
Cancers are sensitive, emotional people and ice cream is perfect for embracing the feels. If you're lactose intolerant or vegan, don't fret—you can still indulge with vegan ice cream.
Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd): Pumpkin Spice Popcorn

Popcorn is a universally popular party snack, and as a Leo you're all about having a good time with your friends. Also, this food is super sharable and you love being generous.

#SpoonTip: Step your popcorn game up with these fun recipes

Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd): Pumpkin Spice Latte 
You like to keep things simple and practical because, frankly, you're too busy for anything else. Lattes are great when you're always on the go. Speaking of practicality, if you start making this drink at home, you could save yourself a couple hundred bucks
Libra (September 23rd- October 23rd): Pumpkin Spice Oreos

A Libra is all about balance and partnership, and if you find a balance more ideal than that of the Oreo, let me know. It's everything food harmony should be. 

Scorpio (October 24th-November 21st): Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Truffles 
Scorpios tend to come off pretty tough. But once you get past that, you'll see them for the softies they really can be. These chocolates are no different. Popular for their creamy fillings, but covered by a hard exterior.
Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st): Pumpkin Spice Milano Cookies
The adventurous and travel-hungry Sagittarius can appreciate the wanderlust in these Italian cookies better than anyone. If you really want to embrace the flavor of Italy, try this recipe for Milano tiramisu.

CLICK HERE to check out Betsy's blog

She rates food on a scale of one to five pumpkins, usually. Green has given things zero pumpkins, but not necessarily because they're bad tasting. Pumpkin-shaped marshmallows earned zero pumpkins because-- apparently-- they didn't taste like pumpkin at all.

As for Betsy's favorite... that came to mind quickly. Green says that award goes to "the harvest chippers from Whitey's. Those are amazing!"

Betsy posts 3 to 4 times a week each fall for the past three years."Right now, I don't want to write about something that I've written about already, so there are fewer and fewer things I can write about and buy."

But thanks to friends, family, and followers, the pumpkin ideas keep growing. "People will post stuff on my wall on Facebook, you need to try this. Try this and bring me some."

Keeping Betsy's shopping list long, all pumpkin-spice season long.

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