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PSL returns this fall made from real pumpkins, not lab ingredients.

I was pretty disappointed to find that Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte had no pumpkin in it. I mean, ‘Hello?’ So, I moved on, and spent money on a latte where I could accept my decision. I was not the only one. People complained that the drink had too many preservatives, and of course no pumpkin. The company was criticized by FoodBabe.com for the ingredients some with a petroleum base, and GMOs, sparking many to bid farewell to the fall love. A year later, Starbucks representative Peter Dukes released a statement on the updated version of the drink for fall 2015.

“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.” However, the drink will still have some preservatives like Potassium Sorbate.

Here are PSL’s ingredients:

  • Espresso
  • Milk
  • Pumpkin Spice Flavored Sauce (Sugar, Condensed Skim Milk, Pumpkin Puree, Contains 2% or Less of Fruit and Vegetable Juice for Color, Natural Flavors, Annatto (Color), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Salt)
  • Whipped Cream (Light Whipping Cream [Cream, Mono and Diglycerides, Carrageenan])
  • Starbucks Vanilla Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Citric Acid)
  • Pumpkin Spice Topping (Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Clove)

 

 

 

 

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