It's True: Starbucks' PSL Is Back And Two New Drinks Are Added To The Menu
ILLUSTRATOR Bea Faicol
After Starbucks released a teaser on Facebook, it's now confirmed: the autumn-special Pumpkin Spice Latte and the Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew are back, and with it are two other drinks. Introducing the coffee shop's two new autumn beverages: Brown Sugar Soymilk Iced Shaken Espresso and the Brown Sugar Cocoa Oatmilk Frappuccino.
The Brown Sugar Soymilk Iced Shaken Espresso (P175/Tall, P190/Grande, P205/Venti) is a hand-shaken espresso with plant-based milk (soy milk) and brown sugar syrup, while the Brown Sugar Cocoa Oatmilk Frappuccino (P195/Tall, P210/Grande, P225/Venti) blends the brown sugar, plant-based-milk (oat milk), and espresso, then tops it with whipped cream and a sweet drizzle.
For those who aren't familiar with the addicting cinnamon and nutmeg warmth that Starbucks' PSL offers, this is espresso mixed with pumpkin spice syrup and then topped with whipped cream and dusted off with a pumpkin spice topping. The latte is available as hot or iced (P175/Tall, P190/Grande, P205/Venti) and as a Frappuccino (P180/Tall, P195/Grande, P210/Venti).
If you want something less milky, the Pumpkin Spice Cream Cold Brew (P195/Tall), P210/Grande, P225/Venti) is the perfect pumpkin spice beverage for you. This beverage uses a vanilla cold brew for its base and tops it with a special Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam (vanilla sweet cream + pumpkin spice sauce) and a dusting of the pumpkin spice topping.
New food at Starbucks this PSL season
You all know the drill by now. When there are new drinks, there are new food items at Starbucks too. For this season, Starbucks has launched a variety of autumn-themed and Halloween-themed treats to try!
There's the Apple Pumpkin Naked Cake (P220/slice, P1,760/whole) which is an apple pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting; the Mango Coconut Mousse Cake (P185/slice, P1,850/whole) which honestly feels like a summer dessert because of of the coconut mousse and the sweet mango mousse that are the main highlights of the dessert; the Midnight Extreme Cake (P220/slice, P1,760/whole) which has three layers of cake: chocolate, red velvet, and vanilla sponge cake, with chocolate filling in between and all around its exteriors.
There's also the Green Monster Doughnut (P60) which comes in a fluffy doughnut frosted with white chocolate matcha and designed with multiple eyes; and lastly, the Ham and Cheese Crepe (P185) which is a savory crepe filled with ham and a cheesy bechamel.
Starbucks' new drinks and food items are now available in-store and for delivery via GrabFood and foodpanda (prices will vary).
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