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Coffee giant Starbucks announced this week that when it brings back its seasonal favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte this fall, the beverage will actually contain pumpkin.
Previously, the concoction had contained no pumpkin, but instead spices associated with pumpkin pie.
Also as part of the PSL reformulation, the drink will no longer be made with caramel food coloring, the company explained in a blog post.
Instead, the PSL will contain what the company calls “Pumpkin Spice Flavored Sauce.” Here’s Starbucks’ ingredient list for that:
Sugar, Condensed Skim Milk, Pumpkin Puree, Contains 2% or Less of Fruit and Vegetable Juice for Color, Natural Flavors, Annatto…, Potassium Sorbate …, Salt)
The PSL’s spice topping will comprise cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove.
Although the company said the change came in response to feedback from customers and partners, at least one customer was disappointed with the new formula. Referring to the condensed skim milk in the Pumpkin Spice Flavored Sauce, commenter “JenSwift” wrote
As a vegan I am crushed I can’t have this. I was so hopeful when I read the announcement that you’d reformulated it. When I still drank dairy this was my favorite drink. I will love you forever when you make a vegan Pumpkin Spice flavoring.