Time to get your Ugg boots out of storage because it’s pumpkin spice season, baybeeee! In supermarkets, at least. We don’t know when Pumpkin Spice Lattes will become available in Starbucks stores, but until that fateful fall day, the grocery store has got us covered with a returning lineup of Starbucks pumpkin spice products and a few brand new fall-themed items hitting shelves this month.
The returning Starbucks pumpkin spice items are: Pumpkin Spice Flavored Coffee, Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Concentrate, Pumpkin Spice Flavored Creamer, Pumpkin Spice Flavored Non-Dairy Creamer, and Iced Espresso Pumpkin Spice Latte. Plus, we’re getting a brand new item to pumpkin spice up our late summer, as well as some new non-pumpkin spice fall-themed products.
So, what are these brand new fall-themed Starbucks items?!
This year, Starbucks is debuting a canned Pumpkin Cream Nitro Cold Brew, and a Salted Caramel Mocha Flavored Coffee, which is available both ground in a bag and as Keurig cups. Starbucks, babe, you have outdone yourself yet again. Now I have tried the canned Vanilla Cream Nitro Cold Brew, and it was solidly “aight.” But with the added pumpkin spice pizazz, I fully expect this canned ready-to-drink coffee to be utterly phenomenal—and no, I will not be lowering my expectations at this time. This pumpkin flavor will be a seasonal addition to the existing lineup of canned Starbucks Nitro Cold Brews already in stores, which includes: Vanilla Sweet Cream, Dark Caramel, Dark Cocoa Sweet Cream, Splash of Sweet, and Black.
As for the Salted Caramel Mocha flavored coffee, how could that be bad? Even the fakest caramel flavor is generally mellowed by the presence of chocolate, in my experience. And a hint of saltiness in coffee is always a bonus to help cut the bitterness. I am fully on board with this new flavor. So in conclusion, yes, I will be using these grocery store offerings as placeholders until the in-store options come back. And yes, I am disproportionately excited about this as someone who only drinks coffee once a week (if that). And lastly, yes, I am wondering if coffee creamer is whippable and if so, can I turn the Pumpkin Spice Flavored Creamer into the world’s dankest whipped cream? Stay tuned.