Life is gourd.
Starbucks’ fall menu has allegedly leaked, and it seems like there could be some fun, new food and drink additions to make the upcoming pumpkin spice season even more delicious than usual.
This week, food blogger @markie_devo took to Instagram to post the supposed scoop, which he claimed was from a Starbucks employee.
On the alleged menu, there were, of course, the fan-favorite classics like Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, as well as the Pumpkin Spice Latte and Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato.
But it seems like the coffee chain may have whipped up some other options as well, reportedly adding an Iced Pumpkin Cream Chai Tea Latte and an Iced Apple Crisp Oatmilk Shaken Espresso to the menu this fall, per the Instagram post. (Try saying either one of those five times fast.)
In terms of food, it appears that they will be bringing back the Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin, as well as the Owl Cake Pop, and are adding a Baked Apple Croissant — but only to stores that are able to warm them up.
A representative for Starbucks declined to comment to The Post regarding the purported scoop, only saying, “We’re still enjoying Starbucks’ latest summer sip, the Frozen Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers, and are not quite ready to welcome fall yet!”
It’s unclear if this will be the coffee chain’s entire fall menu.
In his post, the food blogger also noted that the menu is “rumored” to be released on Aug. 29 and would run until Nov.1 at all participating locations nationwide.
However, there seemed to be one annual fall Starbucks item that fans noticed was missing from the menu — and that’s the pumpkin scone.
In past years, the sweet fall treat has been a “spiced pumpkin scone” topped with sweet icing and an orange drizzle.
“Omg where is the pumpkin scone?” one person wrote in the comments of @markie_devo’s Instagram post. “I repeat…my favorite scone EVER!”
Another agreed, writing, “Wait my pumpkin scone better be here!”
“No scone 🙁,” one user commented.
Others were excited by the alleged new fall options.
“The apple crisp macchiato is incredible I can’t wait to have it again,” one Starbucks enthusiast wrote.
“Can’t wait to try the Pumpkin Cream Chai Latte!” another exclaimed. “It sounds sooo good! ❤️.”
And, if you like a little pumpkin spice in your coffee during the fall, you’re not the only one who is fond of the flavor.
Over the past few years, many brands put their own pumpkin spice twist on seemingly regular food items, including a pumpkin spice macaroni and cheese from Kraft in 2020, pumpkin spice-flavored Spam the year before that, and pumpkin spice-flavored Oreos in 2022.
But according to psychologists, there may actually be a particular reason why we love the fall flavor so much.
It turns out that the flavor reminds some people of family, home and the nostalgia that the fall season brings.
As Matt Johnson, a Boston-based psychologist, told Fox News Digital last year, “The flavor is just so closely tied to the arrival of fall and the nostalgic, wholesome vibes of both family and the leaves changing.”
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