There’s a Starbucks new drink for this fall season that might give the Pumpkin Spice Latte a run for its money.
The Maple Pecan Latte, which has already been dubbed the MPL, is made with espresso, steamed milk with hints of maple syrup, pecan and brown butter complete with colorful maple-flavored topping, according to Starbucks.
“The flavors of maple and pecan perfectly balance the inherent sweet and nutty flavors of espresso,” said Debbie Antonio, from Starbucks Beverage Research and Development team, in a statement. “The result is a smooth and well-rounded handcrafted beverage that customers can personalize to truly make theirs,” she added. Now if that doesn’t make you want to try the new Maple Pecan Latte, then we don’t know what will.
The Starbucks new drink was created for those who want to celebrate the start of fall with a warm and cozy beverage. It also gives customers another option on the menu just in case you’re not into pumpkin spice lattes, or if you’re looking to try something different.
Other coffee shops such as Dunkin Donuts have already announced maple pecan coffee additions to their menus, and it seems like Starbucks is joining the trend for the fall season.
Starbucks has offered other maple pecan flavored items on their menus in the past including the Maple Macchiato in the U.S., the Golden Maple Latte in Singapore and the Maple Pecan Latte in South Korea.
We’re not sure if the Maple Pecan Latte will create as big of a buzz as the Pumpkin Spice Latte everyone is so crazy about, but if you’re a fan of Starbucks' new drinks, then the Maple Pecan Latte might be for you. The Maple Pecan Latte is available now and will be here for a limited time. Let's just hope your Starbucks barista spells your name right when they hand you your cup.