Apparently it's never too early for pumpkin spice lattes.
The temperatures are still soaring, but, thanks to McDonald’s, you’ll be able to indulge in fall’s favorite flavor starting August 31—way before the leaves start turning. And this year no one has to miss out on the nutmegy-goodness: For the first time in three years, the fast food chain will release its McCafe Pumpkin Spice Latte in all 14,000-plus restaurants nationwide.
Starbucks, who started the pumpkin spice latte craze back in 2003, released its version of the often beloved and reviled beverage on September 8 last year, making it available with a “secret password” ahead of its official launch date. The Seattle-based coffee chain has yet to announce when they will begin serving their signature drink in 2016.
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Baristas aren’t the only ones cashing in on the autumnal seasoning. Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, made from “real pumpkin puree,” will hit shelves this month and on August 1, Kellogg’s announced a line of limited-edition products including pumpkin spice Nutri-Grain bars, Special K pumpkin spice crunch, and frosted caramel Pop-Tarts. Pumpkin Spice Thomas’ English muffins and bagels will also be available starting September. Let’s hope the temperatures cool down before then.
Not ready for fall? Check out our recipe for frosé for a refreshing—and decidedly summery—spin on the beloved pink wine.