Starbucks’ fall 2023 meals and beverage lineup has formally arrived. And I wager precisely what meaning: Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) season is right here. The truth is, this yr marks the twentieth anniversary of the long-lasting drink’s debut. After incomes rave critiques throughout market testing all these years in the past, the PSL has gone on to encourage cult-like devotion and blood sugar spikes the world over.
There are naysayers, after all. The PSL is routinely the butt of jokes concerning the cliché horrors of Christian Woman Autumn whereas others have condemned the selection to roll out a fall drink earlier than Labor Day weekend has even begun, however the reality is that this: The seasonal latte has stood the check of time for a purpose. PSL season is right here. Cope with it.
The Starbucks 2023 fall menu will return beginning Thursday, August 24. And this yr, two new drinks and one new bakery merchandise will flank the PSL in Starbucks’ fall meals and beverage lineup. Which leaves just one factor to resolve: What is going to you order first?
OK, however first: Is Pumpkin Spice Latte season beginning too early this yr?
How early PSL season begins is a topic of significant debate on-line. In a latest TikTok, climate anchor Jess Smith shared her perception that August is just too early to be spicing pumpkins and September 1 can be a extra applicable begin date. Al Roker is of the opinion that fall actually begins September 23.
However strive telling that to the legions of thirsty patrons who eagerly await that euphoric first sip of PSL yearly. And for what it is price, Dunkin’ Donuts has been promoting (and selling out of) their tackle the PSL since August 16. 7-Eleven dropped its duet of pumpkin-flavored espresso drinks even earlier on August 1 and Krispy Kreme wasn’t far behind in releasing its fall food and drinks choices on August 7.
Personally, I’ve by no means skilled PSL fanaticism to the diploma that some clearly have. However I take difficulty with pumpkin spice-shaming for various causes. Deeply embedded in tradition is a misogynistic tendency to mock and demean issues girls like: pop music, actuality tv, stylish trend aesthetics, romance novels, and, sure, novelty espresso drinks that value greater than they most likely ought to. Maybe that is why femme-identified of us like to get loud concerning the PSL at any time when doable. Typically, one of the best ways to cope with sexism is drowning it out.
So go forward, girlies—order your PSL with delight. These candy fall treats can be found for a restricted time solely, whereas provides final. Let’s profit from it with Starbucks’ fall 2023 drink lineup.
So what are the Starbucks fall drinks this yr?
With out additional ado, this is the large information. There are two new seasonal drinks coming to a Starbucks close to you: the Iced Pumpkin Cream Chai Tea Latte and the Iced Apple Crisp Oatmilk Shaken Espresso. However in the event you’d want to play it secure, two drinks you would possibly bear in mind from final season—the Pumpkin Cream Chilly Brew and the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato—shall be returning once more this yr.
And that is not all! For the primary time ever, Starbucks Reserve places within the U.S. will provide a novel slate of fall drinks, together with a Starbucks Reserve Pumpkin Spice Latte, a Pumpkin Spice Whiskey Barrel-Aged Iced Latte, and a Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini.