Weird History Food is getting you Fall-ready with the History of Pumpkin Spice. Now, seemingly everywhere, Pumpkin Spice has a surprisingly long history. Pumpkin spice—also known as pumpkin pie spice—is typically made from a combination of Southeast Asian spices: ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and sometimes ginger. But how did Pumpkin Spice become an option in about every food or drink during the fall season? Get your latte or SPAM ready and find out.