Perhaps it’s the (thankfully) unseasonable fall-like weather today in these parts, but there is a sense of autumn in the air. Or maybe it’s just that Starbucks has begun the annual ritual of dangling its Pumpkin Spice Lattes in front of everyone’s noses.
The ‘bucks recently announced on the drink’s Twitter account — yes, a beverage that is only on sale for a couple months out of the year has its more followers than most humans — that the limited-time gourd-flavored hot beverage will go on sale Aug. 25 this year, which is earlier than usual for the PSL.
And if history has taught us anything, it’s that some Starbucks stores will just go ahead and start selling the pumpkin-y, spicy, latte-y drink whenever they damn-well feel like.
So now is the time for PSL fans to start hassling their local Starbucks to just start making the drinks already and save customers the apparent agony of having to wait.
As for me, I make my own PSL at home by shoving an entire can of pumpkin, some clotted cream, a handful of cloves, some cinnamon sticks, and a few tablespoons of recycled coffee grounds in my Mr. Coffee. It’s a work in progress, and only four of my friends have gotten ill after trying it.