For those who are already over summer (shame on you) and are ready to dust off the ol’ Ugg boots (shame on you, again), our favorite coffee giant has decided to drop a grocery store bomb by introducing two new pumpkin spice latte products. And they’re on shelves NOW. We repeat, they are on shelves now. As in 43 days until fall now.
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Meet the ready-to-drink Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte and Pumpkin Spice Flavored Ground Coffee. The former is a “high-quality arabica coffee with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove spices, and creamy milk” at a suggested retail price of $2.79. Since cold brew is totally on trend, it only makes sense for the twin-tailed mermaid to capitalize on its success. She’s the color of money for a reason.
The latter is Starbucks’ “lightest roast coffee with notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg” with a suggested retail price of $9.99. Paper cups with incorrectly spelled first names are not included, though your favorite mug will certainly suffice.
The duo joins four of last year’s popular offerings: Pumpkin Spice Caffe Latte K-Cup Pods, Iced Espresso Classics Pumpkin Spice Latte, Starbucks VIA Instant Pumpkin Spice Latte, and Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino Chilled Coffee Drink.
While a launch date for the actual store-bought PSL has yet to be announced (thank goodness), we still think this a bit overkill. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good pumpkin spice moment, but we’re still too busy grilling watermelon and sipping rosé to care about the orange gourd.
Check back with us in October and our tune will have certainly changed. But for now…no. Just no. Stop the madness. We don’t want to partake.
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