When is Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte coming back?

It's (almost) that time of year again.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Starbucks return date
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Summer is great for a lot of things. But, when it comes to the humidity-adjoined heat, we’re not so sure all that sunshine and vacation vibes is worth it. Fall, for many of us, couldn’t come soon enough — partially for the cooler weather, mainly for the Pumpkin Spice Latte runs at our local Starbucks.


The Pumpkin Spice Latte is the essential fall drink — if you’re not strolling down the block wearing an oversized sweater, PSL in hand, can you even really appreciate the leaves turning?


In case you need a refresher, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is described by Starbucks as a "signature espresso and milk" drink that's "highlighted by flavor notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove to create this incredible beverage that's a fall favorite. Enjoy it topped with whipped cream and real pumpkin pie spices."


But, when is the Pumpkin Spice Latte coming back? PSL 2018, we need you.


When will the Pumpkin Spice Latte return to Starbucks?

The Pumpkin Spice Latte typically makes its return in late August or early September.

According to rumors, Starbucks stores received PSL 2018 supplies at the start of the month. And, photos were posted on Reddit and other social media sites to prove it.

One Reddit user, who's presumably a barista (according to her profile) and moderates the Starbucks Reddit feed, wrote: "Pumpkin spice will not be available until September-ish, so customers, please don't see this as an opening to begin ordering it."

The earliest Pumpkin Spice Latte return date was reportedly August 26 in 2014 for select customers. That year, it officially launched a week later on September 2. In 2017, the PSL’s preview release date was September 1; then the drink became available for all customers on September 5.

Rumors peg August 28 as the PSL 2018 launch — and Business Insider says it has proof — but the official Twitter account for the Pumpkin Spice Latte has yet to post a specific date.

Pumpkin Spice Latte 2018 return date

A Starbucks representative told Metro in a statement, "Thanks for reaching out. Our pumpkins aren’t ready to make their handcrafted PSL debut yet. We’ll have more news to share soon."

There you have it — the pumpkins aren't ready. For now, let the fall beverage gods work their magic so the PSL makes its timely return before we melt into oblivion. 

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