Are there any two businesses that inspire obsession in their customers more than Disney and Starbucks? I know full-on adults who happily take solo vacations to Disney once a year, and I’ve got a friend who actually signed up for the Starbucks credit card so they could earn more points…to spend at Starbucks. The point is, they’re popular on their own, so when someone combines the two brands you know you’ve got a hit on your hands. Such is the case for the Starbucks “secret menu” Cinderella Latte, a Pumpkin Spice Latte-based drink that was created by a Disney fan who worked at Starbucks and that’s taking the nation by storm.
It all started when Instagrammer @happiestteesonearth was inspired to create different Disney-themed drinks for her customers and co-workers at the Starbucks in Seattle where she was a barista. The drink is simple – just ask for an iced or hot Pumpkin Spice Latte, then ask for half of the pumpkin spice pumps to be replaced with pumps of white mocha.
The drink was posted on Instagram, and then it went viral on the Starbucks Facebook fan page Leaf Raker’s Society. People who have tasted it have said that it’s a more balanced drink than the original Pumpkin Spice Latte, and others have even said that it tastes more pumpkiny than the original.
The Cinderella Latte can only be ordered when the Pumpkin Spice Latte is available, so if you’re itching to try out this magically delicious combo, you should get one asap. Sure, September just started, but you never know when Starbucks is going to decide it’s winter again and put the PSL into hibernation for another year!