Starbucks to add real pumpkin in pumpkin spice lattes this fall

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A heads up for lovers of Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes (also known as PSLs).

The popular seasonal drink should taste a little different this fall.

That’s because Starbucks has confirmed, for the first time, it will put actual pumpkin in the drink and remove the caramel coloring.

In a blog post, Peter Dukes, who led the development of original PSL, wrote:

After hearing from customers and partners about ingredients, we took another look at this beverage and why we created it so many years ago. It was simple – espresso, perfectly steamed milk, warm fall spices with delicious flavor of pumpkin pie that reminds you of the cool, crisp days of autumn. So, with that great taste you know and love, the PSL returns this fall, and this time it will be made with real pumpkin and without caramel coloring.

Dukes also listed the ingredients that will go into the drink: espresso, milk, pumpkin spice flavored sauce (made with pumpkin puree), whipped cream, vanilla syrup and pumpkin spice topping.

No word yet on when exactly the drink will hit stores.

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