Starbucks Is Launching a New Pumpkin Drink for the First Time In 16 Years
But is it healthier than the PSL?
Starbucks' infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte has been winning hearts around the world since its debut in 2003. Now, for the first time in over a decade, the coffee giant will add another pumpkin coffee drink to its menu just in time for fall.
Dubbed the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, the new beverage is a delicious mix of cold brew, vanilla, and a float of pumpkin cream cold foam (vanilla sweet cream frothed and mixed with a little pumpkin spice sauce). Topped with a dusting of pumpkin spice, brand reps say the new drink will have you "wishing it was fall all year long." And since it's served cold, the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is the perfect way to quench your insatiable thirst for all things pumpkin as the summer winds down. (Did you know there's now a pumpkin spice sneaker, too?)
Naturally, people are freaking out on social media about the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew:
While the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew's full nutrition profile isn't available yet, a grande serving of the drink reportedly contains 250 calories and 31 grams of sugar, making it a less sweet and slightly healthier alternative to Starbucks' fan-favorite PSL (which, to compare, is packed with 380 calories and 50 grams of sugar).
FYI, though: The Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew seems like more of a treat than a nutritional pick-me-up. The American Heart Association recommends that women have no more than six teaspoons (or about 25 grams) of sugar a day, and the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew nearly exceeds that all on its own. (Here are some tips to lighten up your coffee order.)
But hey, fall is right around the corner, and that means it's time to #treatyoself and celebrate pumpkin-style. The Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew will go on sale Tuesday, August 27 and will set you back $4.45 for a grande (though prices may vary depending on location).