Well, with all the rain lately, it does feel like fall already here in the Permian Basin! This should help that feeling. The PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE hits Midland Odessa Starbucks today! Check your local favorite store to make sure they are rolling it out. Nationwide, the PUMPKIN is back!   And, before you order, here are 5 FUN FACTS you should know about the Pumpkin Latte according to delish.com.

 


#1 • THE PUMPKIN LATTE WAS NOT THE ORIGINAL NAME FOR THE DRINK!

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Peter Dukes was the guy that had the task to make a FALL drink 19 years ago. He came up with what he called 'Fall Harvest Latte'. 2003 was the year!

#2 • CALORIE ALERT! MAJOR CALORIES IN THE PUMPKIN LATTE! 

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Well, does this surprise anybody? We all kind of knew this was going to have MAJOR Calories! A Pumpkin Spice Latte has 390 calories! Or you can have a Huge CHEESEBURGER? Just Saying! lol

#3 • IT'S STARBUCKS #1 SEASONAL DRINK! 

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No surprise here right? I mean people literally count down the days to its arrival every year. It's definitely a STARBUCKS holiday of sorts!

 

#4 • IT USED TO NOT HAVE REAL PUMPKIN IN IT! NO WAY!

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According to delish.com...

Just because "pumpkin spice" is in the name doesn't mean the gourd's actually used to make the drink. In fact, it wasn't until 2014 that Starbucks reconfigured its PSL to include it—previously, the pumpkin spice sauce was largely autumnal seasonings.

 

#5 • ONLY 1 IN 5 AMERICANS DRINK PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES!

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 A recent Ipsos poll finds that only one in five Americans enjoy drinking pumpkin spice lattes at least occasionally throughout the fall, while just under half refuse to try one.

In all these years, have you tried one?   

• CHECKOUT SOMEONE TRYING A PUMPKIN LATTE FOR THE FIRST TIME

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