Fall is in full swing, and so is America’s obsession with all things pumpkin spice.
“It’s that special time of year where we voluntarily imbibe pumpkin spice lattes — the coffee that tastes like a candle,” Oliver said in a web-only segment (above). “And I don’t mean it tastes like a candle smells, pumpkin spice lattes taste like a candle tastes.”
If viewers’ taste buds happen to enjoy pumpkin-scented candle wax, than they should be happy to hear Oliver’s revelation about the “pumpkin-flavored science goo” that is used to create the signature seasonal taste.
“The worst part is nobody wants anything pumpkin flavored from December through August. And here’s how I know: You can have it whenever you want,” Oliver said. “That bottle of pumpkin-flavored science goo sits behind the counter of Starbucks all year round, never aging like Ryan Seacrest.”
“Last Week Tonight” returns with a new episode on Sunday.