A Favorite Fall Flavor Returns – Pumpkin Spice Latte

Hi everyone, I’m Kelly, a product manager on the Espresso team.  I am here to announce the happy return of a customer favorite, Pumpkin Spice Latte!  This fall will mark the 7th year we’ve offered Pumpkin Spice Latte in our stores.  This beverage is a delicious blend of pumpkin and traditional fall spice flavors, such as cinnamon, clove, ginger and nutmeg, combined with our signature espresso and freshly steamed milk, topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices. 

Coming to Starbucks for a Pumpkin Spice Latte has become a wonderful tradition, and in some cases a daily ritual for customers over the years.   Start your very own tradition at your favorite Starbucks this fall.  Enjoy!

 



Betterbefore
8/26/2010 5:35 AM

Lots of people will be glad about this!  It's not my thing but my 90yr old Mom really likes it, so it's fun to get it for her when we go together.

nuts4coffee9
8/26/2010 8:35 AM

This is great!! I have tried this before and it is delicious! Glad it's coming back! What a way to welcome fall (my favorite season of the year)! :)

Laura1993
8/26/2010 9:29 AM

I love the Pumpkin Spice latte, but it would be even better if you could make a sugar-free version!!

Jenn
8/26/2010 5:45 PM

When will the new Fall drinks be coming out? I'm looking forward to having a Pumpkin Latte.

emsfreak120
8/26/2010 6:01 PM

Not a fan of imitation Pumpkin flavor. Would rather see the Maple Latte return!

kennatronic
8/27/2010 1:14 AM

My favorite part of Fall! I love Pumpkin Spice lattes. <3

I do wish that the frappuccino's  held the integrity of the spice better... but the latte's taste great!

snarkymama
8/27/2010 9:21 AM

I agree 100% with Laura 1993. That's the one thing that Starbucks doesn't do well *at all* is offer enough options for people who don't want sugar, for whatever reason.

ack_wok
8/27/2010 9:22 AM

I know people who don't love the taste, but I love the Pumpkin Spice lattes. Though I was wondering would it just be the lattes coming back, or are the pumpkin spice frappucinos also coming back?

StephBee
8/27/2010 9:26 AM

Oh please, please, please, please, PLEASE make a sugar-free version!  PLEASE!

SeaWolf64
8/27/2010 9:27 AM

Please, please please offer this in SUGAR FREE again!!  

Maple1
8/27/2010 9:27 AM

Please sell the Pumpkin sauce online so we can make pumpkin lattes at home during the rest of the year!

karenemt
8/27/2010 9:28 AM

Please give us a sugar-free alternative ASAP.  For those of us who follow a strict diabetic diet, Starbucks does not offer enough options at all, and this is very disappointing to me.

The company DaVinci offers almost every flavor conceivable in sugar-free syrups, so why can't Starbucks do the same?

muunkky
8/27/2010 9:28 AM

YYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Dwiiwica
8/27/2010 9:29 AM

I like pumpkin but coffee is disgusting. Need a tea or hot chocolate version.

SheaStadium
8/27/2010 9:29 AM

this is my FAVORITE drink its so yummy when its done right, with half n half

ChrissyT258
8/27/2010 9:30 AM

I adore this flavor... I hope that it will come in sugar free!

CLAUDIARO
8/27/2010 9:30 AM

Year after year, we sugar free consumers ask for the alternative in the pumpkin spice latte and we continue to be ignored. This year, I will get mine at another coffee place near my house. I would rather get them at Starbucks. But hey, a girl has to do what a girl has to do in order to get the pumpkin fix!

irishstew1985
8/27/2010 9:30 AM

Is this just in the US? Or is it now coming to the UK? I am a UK partner & am quite excited at the prospect although fear it's only on the US, as per usual.

Donnabelle
8/27/2010 9:31 AM

I had my first Pumpkin Latte when I was in Manhattan, sitting in Starbucks, inside Trump Tower. Oh, it is my favorite!!!! I will get one tomorrow. If you want to kick it up a notch, make it a breve. Add a pumpkin/cream cheese muffin and you will have the treat of your life. I hope the muffins are out, too. I live in Portland, Oregon and I will be off to Starbucks tomorrow morning.

Cheli13
8/27/2010 9:31 AM

hmmm-haven't there been enough of us begging for more sugar free options? why re-introduce yet another classic without that option. getting tired of having to ask and wait. this one, the gingerbread, etc, etc.  

danceraisha
8/27/2010 9:34 AM

I love pumpkin-anything!  Latte?  Yes.  Only, as a diabetic, I can ONLY have sugar free with non-fat milk.  So, THAT would really be appreciated.  There is such a campaign for lower fat, sugar, calorie everything.  So s/f or low-carb pastries, too! Thank you!

dcwrose
8/27/2010 9:34 AM

Pumpkin spice lattes are a fall tradition for my daughter and I to share.  The taste is superb!

SOLyMAR
8/27/2010 9:35 AM

Sugar free seasonal flavors for sure!

ATrippy
8/27/2010 9:36 AM

Some things signal the transition to Fall.  The crispness in the air, the smell of farmer's burn piles, the rustling of leaves in the breeze, & the availability of the Pumpkin Spice Latte.  Fall is my favorite time of year.

Dev Kendall
8/27/2010 9:39 AM

This is wonderful news!  What a great way to welcome in the fall season  :-)

mbr08
8/27/2010 9:42 AM

I love the pumpkin spice flavoring... please please work on getting it in a sugar-free version! So many people have been waiting on this for years! Of course it needs to taste just like the regular one :)

Also, we had some "no sugar added" pastries in our stores, but haven't seen them lately and was actually expecting to see more and more of them. Hope you get more!

ajbj30
8/27/2010 9:45 AM

Cannot wait to try this.

Dont know how or why I havnt seen or tried this before, It sounds absolutely delicious

mamadavis
8/27/2010 9:47 AM

My daughter's friend, Michelle,  who is a Barista at Starbucks, came up with a White Mocha Pumpkin Spice Latte  - Oh my goodness it was the best drink i have ever had! - it had the sweetness of the white mocha and toned down the pumpkin spice just a bit - would love to see it on the menu so people can get it at every Starbucks as well :)  YUM !

Thalia
8/27/2010 9:50 AM

Another year without a sugar free option. In Starbucks' move towards healthier products, I really don't understand why they don't introduce this product or re-start the sugar free Gingerbread.  

beverfree
8/27/2010 9:51 AM

Love the Pumpkin Latte but try not to order them too often because of the calories......fat free would be good for me!!

terrisl
8/27/2010 9:52 AM

I would like to know whether corn syrup is used as a sweetener and if so, I would like to request that Starbucks stop using corn syrup and start using pure cane sugar. So there.

moongdss74
8/27/2010 9:55 AM

Sugar-free versions of all the specialty drinks would be fantastic for those of us who are watching our weight, battling diabetes or would just like a lighter alternative.

JensChai
8/27/2010 9:56 AM

I love pumpkin spice in my Chai tea Latte.  Last year I had one every single day.  This year, I'm on a diet.  Oh, but it made me so happy.

greatsparkle
8/27/2010 9:59 AM

Yay! one of my favorite holiday latte drinks!

buongiorno
8/27/2010 9:59 AM

Sugar-free, please!

Tampa Bay Ray
8/27/2010 9:59 AM

I vote YES for the SUGAR-FREE version of Pumpkin Spice.  I also say "Bring back the sugar-free chocolate mocha syrup."  Actually, sugar-free ANYthing works for me to keep my glucose numbers down.

pegva
8/27/2010 10:00 AM

Haven't enough of us asked for more Sugar Free options?  Isn't it about time you listened?  If you check my account you will see I spend a LOT at SBux... but I have to stick to my usual Sugar Free Vanilla Breve latte (hot or iced) because you won't expand the SF options!  How loyal do we have to be to be recognized?

I would love to get a SF Chai or SF Hot chocolate or Pumpkin or just about ANYTHING!

Come on Bux... I spend every freakin' Wednesday evening at your store and I bring friends!

Can't you help a girl out?

Casiopia
8/27/2010 10:00 AM

Boo hoo - does this mean summer is over?  After greatly missing pomegranite ice teas I have been enjoying the Vivannos this summer but do find many of the flavored drinks too sugary so always order my cold weather Mochas "one pump"- can this be done with the pumpkin spice?  On tasting my friends pumpkin lattes, the initial taste is great....but the calories, sugar and aftertaste are a turn off!  Starbucks I am sure there is room to improve...Id rather bank my calories for a pumkin scone with a healthier drink!

epski
8/27/2010 10:00 AM

Nutrition info on this one can be found where? I don't consume any dairy, and it seems that a number of your flavoring syrups contain dairy or dairy products.

mc2creative
8/27/2010 10:02 AM

Like many have said before me, I love this flavor and really wish Starbuck's would offer a sugar-free version of it, so I could enjoy it without guilt.

NancyLewallen
8/27/2010 10:03 AM

It is my very favorite flavor & I would love it in Sugar Free.....and it make me very happy to be able to get it all year long.....or else you could sell us the syrup or mix whatever it is when you are not offering it....

gwendolina
8/27/2010 10:05 AM

When I think of Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes, I have an immediate desire to get in the car and drive up to Big Bear, California for the weekend.   Great memories of drinking them on a crisp Thanksgiving weekend with my family surrounded by the quaint mountain community.  

lbk
8/27/2010 10:09 AM

I was informed by a Starbucks Barista that the Pumpkin Spice Latte syrup has milk in it. We don't drink milk and I can't tell you what a let down it is to know that this syrup has dairy in it.

brandyay
8/27/2010 10:10 AM

I cannot have anything but sugar free, for medical reasons! I am envious...I love pumpkin spice! Please try for a sugar free version!

novalovecoffee
8/27/2010 10:16 AM

I didnt know that you did a maple flavour latte!!!!!!!! Never seen it in the UK. I would love this as it is my favourite flavour and to have it in a latte or frappuccino would really make my day... Please Please Please can we have it here? Now? Please? Pretty please with sprinkles???? I have never tried the pumkin latte but I will be going in tomorrow and trying it for the 1st time... bonus is that I can see Starbucks from my lounge window :-)))

Mamabear
8/27/2010 10:18 AM

Love, love LOVE the Pumpkin Spice Latte.....but come one Starbucks, make a SUGAR FREE VERSION!!  Every little Espresson stand does better with Sugar free syrups!!!

hazelsoy
8/27/2010 10:21 AM

Awesome it is coming back.  Big question - is this dairy and egg free for those with allergies?  thanks much and hoping it is!

54chevy
8/27/2010 10:25 AM

Mmm... Thank you! Pumpkin spice latte is one of the best parts of fall!

sygyzy
8/27/2010 10:25 AM

I love the pumpkin spice latte but if I order it three times, I get three different results, and even from the same location! Isn't there some standard formula used? It's the only drink that is consistently inconsistent.

kidzero2525
8/27/2010 10:25 AM

Yes a sugar free would be great but I'm not going to drink them in place of coffee. Pumpkin Spice is a special sign that fall has come; Like the crinkle of autumn leaves, or the smell of wood fires at night.

thalljohnson
8/27/2010 10:26 AM

Where are the sugar-free versions? I used to LOVE my skinny pumpkin lattes and skinny gingerbread lattes. Why have you forgotten those of us who can't have the sugar versions? Sadly, I am no longer a regular customer.

bsnavely
8/27/2010 10:31 AM

Yeah!!! The pumpkin spice latte is my favorite. I am so disappointed when it is no longer avaialable and so excited when is is back. Come on Fall it's time.

coffeereader
8/27/2010 10:31 AM

The pumpkin spice latte is my FAVORITE!!!   (Second best is gingerbread!)  Except for the fall and holiday season I prefer my lattes without flavored syrup, probably because I find them too sweet.  I also would be happy to see a sugar free version, but if calories (not necessarily sugar) is your concern, try ordering your latte as I do with skim milk and no whipped cream--still delicious!

silleb
8/27/2010 10:32 AM

I too would love the to see the Maple return!  It's a wonderful Fall treat too!  How about it?

wannabebarista
8/27/2010 10:36 AM

Pumpkin Spice Latte is my favorite, I look forward to it every year!  Can we buy the syrup to make at home?

lucky93
8/27/2010 10:41 AM

YAY! I am more of a carmel bruleé latte person, but I love the pumpkin spice coming out. Means START OF FALL, my favorite time!!!!!!!! My little son has been asking all year, can I get a punkin creme frap. He will be stoked! :)

susi
8/27/2010 10:43 AM

It's not the calories...it's the sugar; I'm diabetic.

pantea
8/27/2010 10:43 AM

It would be great to come up with a syrup that has less fat or milk- as some may be allergic or sensitive to that heavy milk product that is in their, but still would love all that flavor.

It would be a great market idea- as many these days do have sensitivity to milk products- perhaps make it with non fat or low fat. Also, there are other great ideas for sweetners- as I've read some being concerned about. There are many great natural alternatives, but I would not recommend the artificial sugar free stuff- that just is horrible for health and does not taste good either.

rainchant
8/27/2010 10:52 AM

I'll drink Pumpkin Spice in my coffee all year round if you would make it available... all the spices with the coffee are good even when it's hot outside!

ericcwu
8/27/2010 10:54 AM

Sugar free pleeeaaase! I always feel so guilty when I get one. They're so delicious, but I only allow myself to have one every few weeks. Give us a sugar free version and I'll be there every day!

wilddirt
8/27/2010 11:07 AM

Chi Tea Latte Pumpkin Spice with an extra shot of espresso over ice and no whip is AMAZING!

You seriously have to try it no matter if it is made hot or over ice.

-AK

http://wilddirt.tumblr.com/

reeselarson
8/27/2010 11:11 AM

I agree, I could drink Pumpkin Spice Lattes year round.  I am a pumpkin junkie!

cabana girl
8/27/2010 11:25 AM

Yes sugar fee would be great!!!!

lemonlau
8/27/2010 11:28 AM

Its one of my favorite Fall flavors along with the Apple cider!

jendaani
8/27/2010 11:29 AM

I find my choices at Starbucks are limited because you have so few sugar-free items.  Big disappointment on the Pumpkin Spice Latte.

its4connie
8/27/2010 11:33 AM

Yaaayyy ... my favorite!    But please, please, please make it sugar-free so we can have a Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte!!!

eriefitchic
8/27/2010 11:33 AM

The Pumpkin Spice as well as the upcoming seasonal favorite, Peppermint Mocha, should be offered in a Sugar-Free variety!  I see that there are quite a few comments indeed from folks who would like a sugar free variety of these classics for health or dietary reasons - why has Starbucks still not listened to its customer's requests??   Another note on this subject - perhaps the sugar-free variety could be made with an all natural sweetner such as Stevia so there would not be the concern over artificial sweetners that many people have.  Please take a listen to this, Starbucks!!!

nonniof2
8/27/2010 11:36 AM

I love the pumpkin spice latte season.  The only thing that would make it better would be sugar-free!!

cjvieyra741
8/27/2010 11:37 AM

Nothing like sipping on an extra-hot Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte with Soy to warm up my spirit on a chilly Rocky Mountain morning.

LaurenJC
8/27/2010 11:47 AM

i'd also love to have the option for sugar free!!

bend hayfarmer
8/27/2010 12:00 PM

Hope you make a skinny!!!

Jcrew1
8/27/2010 12:03 PM

You should promote the Pumpkin Chai latte. I get them to make it all the time! It is SOO good with Pumkin Spice Bread

datoms
8/27/2010 12:18 PM

Hallelujah!  I absolutely love, love, love Pumpkin Spice.  I muddle through the other three seasons just to get back to the Fall months, so I can indulge on my favorite coffee.  Why can't this flavor be offered all year?  I'm really not understanding.

PoppaC
8/27/2010 12:29 PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you .  You have noooooo idea how happy you have made me.  This should be a year round specialty, FOREVER!!!!!!!

NSparky
8/27/2010 12:36 PM

I'll speak up and ask for sugar-free as well. I am an insulin-dependent diabetic and that would be awesome.

Also, what's this I read about a maple latte?? That sounds amazing!!

Sbuxprincess
8/27/2010 12:36 PM

Yum! MY FAVORITE. Though, I love the fall, I hate what's around the corner. I will say, the Pumpkin Spice makes a cold winter a lot more warmer... But right now, I will enjoy it iced!

Holly66
8/27/2010 12:40 PM

I will join the multitude of others who love the pumpkin spice latte, but will only order sugar-free options.  So sad there isn't one.  Please Starbucks, listen to your consumers - you need more sugar-free options.  Give us something to truly be excited about.  

Mandy86
8/27/2010 12:49 PM

Not really, I wish starbucks would make things that people who can't consume copious amounts of sugar could also enjoy

Lynners
8/27/2010 1:09 PM

I'm all for fat free and sugar-free so we all can enjoy it.

Saneug
8/27/2010 1:17 PM

I'm with muunkky - Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!  I love it!  Goes wonderful with the pumpkin loaf too.  ohhhhhhh boy!!!

cherylchil@aol
8/27/2010 1:22 PM

I'm a Starbucks addict and have been waking patiently for my pumpkin scones and pumpkin spice latte!  

Wish they were on the menu all year long!  

latte4val
8/27/2010 1:36 PM

A lot can change in a year. Allergies to milk and soy. How in the world am I going to have my favorite Pumpkin Spice. Has SB considered any other milk substitutes? e.g. Almond, Coconut or Rice? I just may have to suffer the pain, and have at least one this season :)

BIGBUX
8/27/2010 1:42 PM

Pumpkin Spice Latte? No, not again! Doesn't anyone care, or even think about that poor Jack-O-Lantern that will never experience the swift foot of a disgruntled Trick-or-Treater on Halloween? The cold, dead pulp of all those pumpkins now rest squarely in your hands. Oh, the shame!  

Ray H., President PETGLS

Northeast Chapter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Gourd-Like Squash

Arlene
8/27/2010 1:44 PM

First of all, I love all of the pumpkin products...the pumpkin scone is to die for.....

Second...YES.....BRING BACK THE SUGAR FREE!  I am diabetic...as are many people.....I also think that the sugar free drinks would be MUCH better and more people would like them if the number of pumps that are put into the drinks are cut back when using the sugar free syrups.

I know that I can request mine to be less, but if a person is trying one for the first time..they may never come back...the syrups are palapable at best...so the less the better.  

Sunbella38
8/27/2010 1:54 PM

My sister is so excited.. I always do the "skinny" Vanilla or Hazelnut as i prefer the sugar free. Any chance of a Skinny Pumpkin Latte?? I love all of the sugar free flavors, just wish we could have the Holidays ones as well...

ginnylee
8/27/2010 2:11 PM

Can't wait for fall, and this is the a delicious way to usher it in!

moorefien
8/27/2010 2:30 PM

Pumpkin spice was always my favorite.... can't have it now after the dr. told me that sugar makes me sick. Will you ever have it in sugar free so I can enjoy my favorite again?

LoBow
8/27/2010 2:40 PM

I agree with the others who are requesting pumpkin spice and other seasonal flavors in a sugar-free option.  

dogdoc
8/27/2010 2:44 PM

Why does pumpkin spice come back every year, but we can't get salted caramel hot chocolate back?? I've asked for the last 2 years for it to be put back on the menu, but it hasn't been, yet.

Please, Starbucks, bring back salted caramel hot chocolate!!

dogdoc
8/27/2010 2:51 PM

Why does pumpkin spice get brought back every year, but we can't get salted caramel hot chocolate back? I've asked for the last 2 years, but it hasn't been put back on the menu.

Please, Starbucks, bring back salted caramel hot chocolate!!

bridgetc2020
8/27/2010 3:14 PM

pumpkin means the cooler weather is upon us - goodbye to summer - pumpkin spice lattes are a good way to pass the time - can't wait until it is egg nog latte time........................ how about pumpkin spice frappacinos??? in June 2011???

djones6254
8/27/2010 3:22 PM

Are you going to offer it in sugar-free like you promised you would last year? I am holding you to it. You the World Market sales sugar free pumpkin spice coffee flavors.

andrea64
8/27/2010 4:01 PM

I'm with SO MANY of you in asking for sugar free.  I am a bariatric patient and like many others after this surgery, I am cold and crave the taste of coffee.  Because of the intestinal bypass during the surgery, I cannot process or handle large amounts of sugar....please help out me & my bariatric buddies....SUGAR FREE  :)

DoreenL
8/27/2010 4:22 PM

Please make it sugar free with stevia or Whey low, natural sugar substitutes, so we don't have the GI disturbance and toxicity of Splenda, malitol, or nutrasweet.  With so many people asking and diabetes on the rise, it would be an excellent product and virtually sell itself.  Thanks so much for your consideration of people who are not able to tolerate sugar.

Linda647
8/27/2010 5:16 PM

SUGARFREE PUMPKIN SPICE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

desertsnow
8/27/2010 5:20 PM

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE....OFFER THE PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE IN RIYADH SAUDI ARABIA!!! TAKE PITY ON US OVER HERE!!!!

dwightm1
8/27/2010 5:40 PM

I'm for the pumpkin "lite" version.  Also I will be looking for the new Fall Barista pumpkin bear....just sayin'  

deniseregina
8/27/2010 6:12 PM

Since I like anything and eveything pumpkin, I'm sure I would like this BUT.......can't do the sugar.  I echo the sentiments:  sugar-free version, PLEASE!!!

vweers
8/27/2010 6:50 PM

You need a sugar free option, I know there is a demand for it.  It would be nice if you guys would offer it.

cfegrl
8/27/2010 6:51 PM

ok, seriously starbucks...........do u even look at these posts?? Over half of these are requesting a sugar free / no sugar added delicious treat. This might be a GREAT money maker for another company as u seem to ignore these requests!!


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