Is Starbucks’ pumpkin spice artificial? Not necessarily, but if you’re looking for a different drink that still feels like fall, here are some tasty alternatives.
Other Fall Favorites
Hauling a few Starbucks trays into the office always scores points. Many people love the flavor of the Pumpkin Spice Latte–after all, it is the most popular fall drink at Starbucks–but thankfully, Starbucks offers a range of other fall drinks to help keep everyone in that cozy, autumn mood.
Maple Pecan Latte
In 2017, Starbucks combined two favorite flavors from different parts of America. It took the classic maple flavor from the northeast and mixed it with the rich flavor of pecans from the south. Thus, the Maple Pecan Latte was born.
These flavors complement each other in a drink reminiscent of warm pancakes topped with delicious pecans.
Apple Crisp Oat Milk Macchiato
First hitting the menu in 2021, this macchiato is sure to tickle your tastebuds. In its original run, it received much fanfare and high sales, so Starbucks is intent on bringing it back for 2023.
With flavors of apple, cinnamon, and brown sugar, this delicacy is sure to conjure images of walking through the apple orchards in autumn. Get it while it lasts, because as soon as the holiday season arrives, you can bet that Starbucks will roll out the Peppermint Latte in its place.
Fall can’t last forever, and we’re going to need some other drinks to keep us company during the other nine months of the year. Here are some year-round offerings that will scratch that same itch as a Pumpkin Spice Latte:
No matter what time of year it is, you can always enjoy this tasty treat originally from the Indian subcontinent. A mix of cardamom, ginger, clove, black pepper, and cinnamon makes for a magical addition to a quiet afternoon reading a book.
Caramel Apple Spice
Veering away from coffee and tea completely, Starbucks’ Caramel Apple Spice melds steamed apple juice with cinnamon syrup and a caramel finish. During a cold morning commute to work, the Caramel Apple Spice is sure to wake up your taste buds and warm your soul.
Salted Caramel Mocha
While not necessarily a spice-flavored drink, the Salted Caramel Mocha has gained a cult status almost as strong as the Pumpkin Spice Latte. The only thing that keeps the Salted Caramel Mocha from winning the crown is the fact that all that the PSL is only available three months a year.
Guilt-Free Fall Flavors
While all of the above drinks are delicious, they are also filled with sugar. Because of this, a venti Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks is going to set you back almost 500 calories. That's a tasty treat that can only be enjoyed sparingly.
If you want the flavor of the PSL and other fall drinks without the guilt, try adding Skinny Mixes to your next cup of joe. All of our flavored syrups have zero calories and zero sugar, so you can sip your pumpkin-spiced coffee year-round, while still keeping your summer body!