Labor Day might be the "unofficial" start of fall. But today's like the "unofficial unofficial" start: The PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE is back at Starbucks today. And it's a big year, the 20th anniversary. It debuted in 2003.
It always hits their menu in late August, or early September. But this ties the record for the earliest. It also returned on August 24th two years ago in 2021.
When they first started selling it in 2003, it debuted on October 10th. But the latest it's come back in the past decade was on September 8th in 2015.
They also have two new fall drinks this year: An Iced Pumpkin Cream Chai Tea Latte . . . and an Iced Apple Crisp Oatmilk Shaken Espresso. They're bringing back their Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew for the fifth straight year as well.
The only new food item this time is a Baked Apple Croissant, but not all locations have it.