Ah, the pumpkin spice latte. Even when the weather turns cooler and the leaves start changing, is it really fall until you have that first sip of sweet pumpkin perfection? I start craving some pumpkin spice before I even pull out the leggings and boots — which is on or around Sept. 1, even if it’s still 90 degrees.
Well, it seems that Starbucks is also ready for autumn on the early side this year. According to documents viewed by Business Insider, we may be seeing the pumpkin spice latte on the menu beginning on Aug. 28.
Yup, that’s before Labor Day!
But that’s not all: Starbucks is also introducing some new pumpkin spice treats for its rabid fans. This year the pumpkin spice latte turns 15 years old and to mark the occasion, new and returning pumpkin spice items hit grocery store shelves starting as early as “mid-August,” according to Bustle. Altogether, the new and returning products bring the total to a whopping eight ways to enjoy the flavors of Starbucks PSL at home.
New pumpkin spice treats you can find exclusively at grocery stores nationwide include Starbucks pumpkin spice flavored ground coffee K-Cup pods and Starbucks pumpkin spice cookie straws.
The new K-Cup pods are a tasty fall coffee that features notes of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg in Starbucks’ lightest roast. They will cost $9.99 for a 10-count or $11.99 for a 16-count. The cookie straws are toasted rolled wafer cookies filled with a layer of rich, white chocolate and pumpkin spices, and will cost $6.99 for 20 straws.
Products returning to stores shelves include the single-serve pumpkin spice latte, multi-serve iced espresso classics pumpkin spice latte, single-serve pumpkin spice caffe latte K-Cup pods, VIA instant pumpkin spice latte and pumpkin spice flavored ground coffee.
Okay, I’m gonna need to try all of these ASAP.
If you’re somehow in need of even more pumpkin spice after stirring your PSL with a pumpkin spice cookie straw, you can also find multiple pumpkin spice creamers or pumpkin spice Frosted Flakes at your local grocery store. (Or go crazy on the fall flavors and try out this new Natural Bliss maple creamer made with almond milk!)
Will you be heading to your local grocery store and picking up some pumpkin spice products as soon as they’re available? Or can you be patient and wait until it’s properly fall?