Even though it is only August, pumpkin spice season is already in full swing. Earlier this month, Starbucks announced its pumpkin spice latte creamer so you can make your own delicious pumpkin-flavored drinks at home. And if you’re more of a pumpkin spice latte (PSL) purist, the drink's official release date is something you’ve probably been waiting out the hot summer months for.
Starbucks will be serving up the popular drink starting on Tuesday, August 27—that's a day earlier than last year, and four days sooner than when it was released in 2016 and 2017. We're starting to notice a trend here: the earlier the PSL, the better. This year Starbucks has some competition though; Dunkin’ is releasing a new fall menu—complete with their own pumpkin spiced beverages—on August 21.
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Whether your preferred coffee spot is Starbucks or Dunkin', you’re guaranteed to be sipping on pumpkin spice by the end of this month. Even if you’re not much of a coffee fan, you can get your dose of the favorite fall flavor with pumpkin-inspired products like Pillsbury’s Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls, Pumpkin Pie Kit Kats, and Nestlé’s new Pumpkin Spice Truffles.
Remember to give your commute a bit of extra time on August 27 so you can pick up your first Starbucks pumpkin spice latte of the season—sure to be the first of many!