Published: Thu, August 29, 2019
Medical | By Mark Scott

Could this new Starbucks drink dethrone the Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Could this new Starbucks drink dethrone the Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Fall doesn't begin when the calendar tells us it begins; fall begins when Starbucks unleashes its Pumpkin Spice Latte back out into the wild.

Although the abbreviation PCCB may not be quite as catchy as PSL, the sweet beverage itself sounds pretty darn tasty, if I do say so myself.

The beverage is made with cold brew coffee, vanilla and finished with a pumpkin cream cold foam - made with real pumpkin - and a dusting of pumpkin spice topping. The result is a bi-layered cold brew, on ice, that slowly melds together into a creamsicle shade of orange.

Starbucks Canada announced today that its fan-favourite Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) will return on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

The company has been expanding its Nitro Cold Brew coffee in the USA this year, adding new equipment in its restaurants to make the drink. Drinks like cold brew, iced espresso and Starbucks Refreshers account for more than 50% of Starbucks sales. The Salted Caramel Mocha returns, as well as those pumpkin-y baked items including the pumpkin cream cheese muffin and scone. Yum.

Starbuck's new drink, which will likely be accessible within the U.S. and Canada from tomorrow, clocks in 250 energy and can set you again $four.45 (£three.64) for a grande. It's sold almost half a billion Pumpkin Spice Lattes over the past decade and a half.

Starbucks' new cold options also land at a time when pumpkin spice season seemingly starts earlier every year and the weather is still hot.

The pumpkin spice craze isn't slowing down.

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