Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte Will Be Made With Real Pumpkin

This year, devotees of Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte can feel a bit better about mainlining the seasonal beverage. The staple coffee drink will still be full of sugar and caffeine, but it'll also contain real, actual, pumpkin.

The announcement came today on Starbucks' blog. Peter Dukes, who's in charge of Starbucks' espresso and brewed coffee, explained why the PSL will be back this fall without the artificial fillers. He wrote, "After hearing from customers and partners about ingredients, we took another look at this beverage and why we created it so many years ago. It was simple — espresso, perfectly steamed milk, warm fall spices with delicious flavor of pumpkin pie that reminds you of the cool, crisp days of autumn. So, with that great taste you know and love, the PSL returns this fall, and this time it will be made with real pumpkin and without caramel coloring."

Dukes goes on to outline exactly what will be going into your fall beverage of choice, including pumpkin purée, milk, espresso, and, of course, Pumpkin Spice Topping. So, try to think about a time in the not-so-distant future when the walk from your local Starbucks to your office won't leave you a sweaty mess. A time of scarfs and crunching leaves, and apparently, an even better Pumpkin Spice Latte.

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