The Votes Are In: Pumpkin Spice May Be Back, But It’s Not Our Fave

Every season digs up some new Starbucks drama with the release of new flavors or the comeback of some flavorful favorites. In 2018, Pumpkin Spice has come back before summer has even ended. Strange? Maybe. Is it really everyone’s favorite flavor? Let’s find out!

I’ve sent out a quick survey to many of my friends to find out if PSL really is a fan fave, and here’s what they told me:

  1. Double Chocolatey Chip: Creamy – Kelly

Double chocolate chip may be best suited as a Frappuccino (until it melts and becomes iced of course) but it sure is yummy! It’s rich, but not overpowering, and you can enjoy it at any time of the year.

2. Peppermint  Mocha: Refreshing – Megan G

This drink doesn’t need to remain in the winter, it could easily be a perfect summer refresher with the hint of mint and the tad bit of espresso. The peppermint brings out a bit of a cool touch while the espresso keeps me going even on the hottest days. It really is the best combination out there!

3. Salted Caramel: Amazing – LK

Salted Caramel has many variations that can keep us all going throughout the year. I love how salted caramel can be hot or cold, all while balancing the sweet and the salty flawlessly. It also tastes incredible in hot chocolate, too!

4. Strawberry: Sweet – SK

When craving something sweet, but not chocolately, I turn towards Strawberry. Strawberry Acai Refreshers or  Starbucks’ strawberry smoothies make me calm, cool, collected, and ready to go!

5. Mocha Frappuccino: Awesome – Reymundo the Towel Boy

For any chocolate lovers who love keeping things simple, a mocha frap’ is the delicious way to go! Mocha is the sweet touch we all need around the year when looking for a little caffeine without the bitterness of espresso.

  1. Double Chocolately Chip: Refreshing – BC
Seriously, the best Frappuccino. It tastes like a milkshake and doesn’t have coffee in it, so it can be enjoyed as a dessert or even just on the way home from work without keeping me awake until my next shift.

7. Pink Drink: Sweet – CD
You’ve probably seen these on social media or advertisements as a pretty pink table ornament but in reality, it is SO MUCH MORE! Try a Strawberry Acai Refresher with half coconut milk and half water next time. It tastes bomb, seriously, try it!

And last but not least, MY pick:

8. Peppermint Mocha: Winter Shminter – JK, it’s me, Cassandra

Whether it’s hot, cold, frozen, or in a pastry or treat, I will do almost anything for some peppermint mocha. This is my ultimate go-to when the seasons change, and I will live by it forever.

Pumpkin Spice may be back for the (extended) season, but it doesn’t seem to be the biggest craze around here. #PumpkinSpiceLatte may be #1 on Twitter for next couple days, but we have so much more going on right now. I mean, c’mon, who’s ready for the surprises Starbucks has this year after Unicorns and Zombies?

Tell us your faves below!

Featured image via Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash


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