Confession: I tried my first ever Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks just a few weeks ago.
I’m not a huge Starbucks fan in general, much preferring the delicious Chai that I get from my local coffee shop, but with all the hype and people saying how much they loved one, I decided it was time to give one a try.
It was delicious, I admit. Much like drinking a slice of pumpkin pie with coffee. But not mind-blowing at all.
The most astounding thing to me is how much of a cult following it has. I mean, even the generic coffee creamers and cookies in the grocery store are coming out in “pumpkin spice” flavors, so you know there’s a large size following.
I’ve seen posts on Facebook about how excited my friends are that it’s back, and whenever it leaves for the season I always see people complain that it’s gone.
So why would Starbucks only offer one of their most popular drinks for a very limited time and not offer it all the time?