Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte is a polarizing thing. Some people adore it beyond all measure, while others scorn it – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, for example, is not on the Pumpkin Spice Latte train for caloric reasons. It even has its very own dedicated (and verified!) Twitter account where it proclaims itself “fall’s official beverage,” for heck’s sake!
We, personally, were super psyched when Starbucks announced the return of its signature beverage nationwide earlier this month, but at the same time, not everybody is ready for it to be fall. In some places, summer weather is still in full effect.
Lucky for all of us who are still dealing with 80+ degree weather in early September, Starbucks has ~officially~ added the Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino to its menu, debuting the beautifully bright orange beverage on its Instagram account earlier this week, according to Seventeen.
Behold the wonder:
First of all, I’d just like to applaud the social media manager whose job it was to put together the PSF’s coming out photo. Aesthetically, this is beautiful. This Frapp is also apparently just as orange as the real-life pumpkins it’s posed next to, which is pretty impressive.
While the Pumpkin Spice Frapp isn’t technically new – you can order a wide variety of custom-made drinks that are not officially menu items – this is the first time that everybody’s fave fall latte is an official Frappuccino offering. Not everybody knows about Starbucks’ “secret menu,” so it makes sense that they would want to officially introduce the uber-popular hot beverage to the world of Frapp-only drinkers.
Get thee to Starbucks, PSL-loving friends!