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hikaymm
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PSL Finally Gets Real Pumpkin
This news is pretty simple. After being pretty reluctant to reveal whats inside the Pumpkin Spice Latte for a long time, Starbucks has come out with an ingredients list as they change the formulation of their pumpkin spice syrup.
Ready for it? Here's the new ingredients list:
- Espresso
- Milk
- Pumpkin Spice Flavored Sauce (Sugar, Condensed Skim Milk, Pumpkin Puree, Contains 2% or Less of Fruit and Vegetable Juice for Color, Natural Flavors, Annatto (Color), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Salt)
- Whipped Cream (Light Whipping Cream [Cream, Mono and Diglycerides, Carrageenan])
- Starbucks Vanilla Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Citric Acid)
- Pumpkin Spice Topping (Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Clove)

So what's changing?

When I was a barista at Starbucks, I can't tell you the number of times that people joked with me about how Pumpkin Spice Lattes "aren't even made of real pumpkin." Yes. I know. Trust me. I always cheekily retorted with something along the lines of "its a spice latte, as in, made of the spices associated with pumpkin flavors." I'm not very funny.
Anywho, Starbucks is taking out the caramel flavoring in the syrup and adding pumpkin puree in its place.
So....yay? It's finally a real "Pumpkin" Spice Latte?
Let's just hope it tastes the same, or else the PSL army will probably rebel.
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YAY! Real pumpkin and real flavor. Will it still taste like fall though? And what are they calling the old drink... spice latte? (good joke btw)
@nicolejb (it was horrible, lol, you don't have to make me feel better hahaha). I actually asked my former coworkers what they plan to do if people don't like it, and they said there's nothing they really can do because all the new bottles of the syrup they're getting are the new formula! And there's never any old syrup left after like December at the latest each year. I predict some angry people hahaha