Given the pumpkin spice hysteria we witness every fall, it’s not surprising the pumpkin spice latte is Starbucks’ most popular seasonal release. There are some surprising things you may not know about the drink, though, some of which you might wish you never heard. Let’s pull the lid off this fall-flavored treat.
When the world fell head over heels in love with Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte over a decade ago, there was not a single teaspoon of real pumpkin to be found in the concoction. But in 2014, thanks in part to controversial blogger Vani Hari, aka the Food Babe, who brought this piece of “scandalous” information front and center, consumers took issue.
This revelation shouldn’t have been too surprising considering that what we acknowledge as “pumpkin-flavored” is typically just a mixture of spices. But still, the pressure was on to get some actual pumpkin into the pumpkin spice latte. But does real pumpkin puree mixed with coffee even…work?
In 2015, Starbucks proved that it does when they revamped the latte’s recipe, and added real pumpkin. Since its inception in 2003, the coffee drink had never undergone a formula change, but today their pumpkin spice sauce includes pumpkin puree. Granted, it comes after sugar and condensed skim milk on the ingredient list, but hey, it’s real pumpkin nonetheless.
Watch the video to learn the untold truth of Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte!
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The pumpkin content | 0:19
“Toxic” ingredients? | 1:28
So it’s healthy now? | 2:12
It’s scientifically addictive | 3:18
It doesn’t always win taste tests | 4:43
Quantify your love | 5:44
Is it fall already? | 6:38