For many, it's the most wonderful time of the year. With summer officially over, the countdown to Christmas has officially begun. While it may seem a little premature, with around four months still to go, Starbucks is in on it, too, releasing its collection of festive drinks to get us in the mood further! If you're already dreaming of cuddling up by the fire with a pumpkin spice latte, this one's for you. There's even a surprise addition to the menu!
On Tuesday, 6th September, Starbucks is declaring the start of Fall. Of course, the 19-year-old Pumpkin Spice Latte is making its return, but this year it's got some competition: the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato. The keenest Starbucks fans will know that Apple Crisp Macchiato made its grand debut last year; however, it's being shaken up with oat milk and Starbucks blonde espresso this year. The flavor takes its inspiration from the traditional apple dessert, smoothly blending apple, cinnamon, brown sugar, and spiced apple drizzle tones. As the chain's first non-dairy fall beverage, available in all temperatures and blends, demand is sure to be off the charts.
Another sweet member of the festive drinks menu is the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew. Introduced to the world four years ago, it's quickly proven to be a fan favorite. Consisting of Starbucks cold brew and sweet vanilla syrup, it's finished off with pumpkin cream cold foam and a dash of pumpkin spice. If you're looking to cultivate the festive Starbucks experience from the comfort of your own home, get your hands on the brand's instant-coffee pods, available in grocery stores for just a few months!
With all this excitement over the drinks on offer, it's easy to forget about the festive sweet baked goods on sale. The festive bakery menu includes all the classics, such as the pumpkin cream cheese muffin and the pumpkin scone. Thankfully, the pumpkin loaf is available throughout the year, so there is no need to stock up. There are also some new, welcome additions, one of which is the owl cake pop. The vanilla cake and buttercream interior is covered in purple chocolate icing and molded into the shape of an owl. Adorable and delicious! Run, don't walk to a Starbucks near you!