Starbucks launched the pumpkin spice latte in 2003 and the world hasn't been the same since. Dramatic? Maybe. True? Definitely. Every year when fall approaches, people become ~obsessed~ with all things pumpkin spice. Case in point: the pumpkin spice sneaker that debuted last year.
And despite the ironic twist that the PSL contains no actual pumpkin (like, what??) Starbucks isn't showing any signs that the obsession is winding down. In fact, they've decided to package the drink in a ready-to-drink bottle that will be available in grocery stores later this month. So if you've ever fantasized about waking up to the fall beverage staple just waiting for you in the kitchen, there you have it—dreams really do come true.
According to the news release, the trendy beverage is made up of "high-quality arabica coffee with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove spices, and creamy milk." This grocery-store version will be available as a 14-ounce chilled bottle that will set you back a reasonable $2.79.
While nutritional information on the drink isn't available just yet, it's likely that the beverage will serve as more of a treat than as an everyday pick-me-up. The standard Grande version of a PSL is made with 2 percent milk, topped with whipped cream, and packs in 380 calories, 13 grams of fat, and 49 grams of sugar, so it's fair to expect similar stats from the iced bottle.
The good news, though, is that along with the bottled PSL, Starbucks will also be releasing pumpkin spice flavored ground coffee that you can brew at home. This way, you can still enjoy that pumpkin spice flavor but have much more control over what you add to your cup.
If you're looking for tasty fall recipes that actually include pumpkin, we've got you covered with 20 ways to sneak pumpkin into any meal, 10 delicious ways to cook pumpkin, and a healthier homemade version of the PSL that's super easy to make.