My coffee sources tell me that Starbucks is set to roll out the new and improved Pumpkin Spice Latte in September 2015.
In an effort to rid their drinks of artificial ingredients and artificial flavors (as they do in Europe), Starbucks has reinvented the Pumpkin Spice Latte, with natural ingredients, without artificial caramel coloring but with real pumpkin.
Hard to believe that it has already been 12-years since Starbucks introduced the Pumpkin Spice Latte. My understanding was that he Pumpkin Spice Latte was not a slamdunk choice by Starbucks and that that they had tested an “orange cream” creation (yum) and when they settled on the “Pumpkin” drink for the fall, they were leaning towards using the name “Fall Harvest Latte” instead.
Word on the street is that when Starbucks tested the “Pumpkin Spice Latte” in stores they found out very quickly that their customers loved it and they knew it was going to be a regular fall / winter drink for the company.
Up until recently, you could not even purchase the Pumpkin Spice Latte syrup in store or online, but one quick peek of the starbucks online store at starbucks.ca/store tells me it is available in wide circulation.
As for the new, revamped, Pumpkin Spice Latte… Real pumpkin. Real spices. It’s coming! Real soon.
So I went to Starbucks, tried the drink and I thought it was fantastic. Its even better than the “original” one which I had always found to be a bit chemically. The new Pumpkin Spice Latte is not overly sweet, and no where near too pumpkin-y.
It was satisfying and really does hit the spot as the weather turns cooler.