This New Starbucks Drink Totally Beats Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Since the PLS’s return on September 8, Starbucks has informed the public that a new version of the latte will now contain real pumpkin puree and no artificial caramel coloring, instead of the pumpkin-flavored sauce and fake caramel featured for the past 12 years.

But whilesome have said the drink reminds them of sweetened condensed milk or even s’mores, the company was actually inspired by a more surprising flavor.

Here’s how Starbucks explains the drink: “Graham and sweet cream meet steamed milk and our signature espresso, then are finished off with a sprinkling of cinnamon graham crumbles for a less-sweet, ideal treat”.

With both of these distinctive flavors in mind, Wong began a journey to develop Toasted Graham Latte, considering between 20 and 30 beverage concepts.

When Starbucks beverage R&D manager Yoke Wong set out to create the new beverage, she found inspiration in an unusual place.

Starbucks first tested the order and pay ahead system in Portland past year and later expanded it to 3,400 of its company-owned locations.

A grande-size drink will amount to about 300 calories. Are you as excited for the TGL and ordering app as we are?

While the Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) is a fall staple, the Toasted Graham Latte (TGL) is a welcomed addition to Starbucks’ seasonal team, considering we’ve all taken the whole pumpkin spice thing way too far.

The beverage will be available through the end of October or until supplies last.

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