The Pumpkin Spice Latte

9 years ago

Yesterday I shared the breaking news about people who actually LIKE cooler weather and today I've got some more shocking news to share. There are real live funny smart people who do not order a Quad Grande Nonfat Caramel Macchiato when they go to Starbucks in the fall. Those people seem to love, love, love the Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Pumpkin Spice Latte in the spirit of the season

I am not one of those people. I prefer to eat my pumpkin pie, not drink it. But, this isn't about me... it's about them... about those people...

Meg is one of those people. Joggermom appears to be one of them. Points and Pounds is also a fan. And Lula. But these women, they are not in the same league with my dear friend, colleague, and Sleep is for the Weak contributor, Jenny from Three Kid Circus. She's got them all beat and this is one of my favorite posts.

My name is Jenny, and it has been four days since my last Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Seriously, do they put crack in those? Because I have a truly out-of-proportion longing to get another one, and I'm not a frou-frou coffee drinking person

There are so many fans of the PSL that the blogs and websites with recipes for it go on for pages and pages and pages in a google search. Who knew there were so many ways to make that little drink? I did! And I'll share a few with you so that you may get your PSL crack at home.

The PSL was so popular in 2004 that Starbucks sales grew by 11% (I actually knew this because of an economics project Michelle did about Starbucks and I've had this link all this time because of that project.) The Starbucks Gossip Blog folks were nice enough to include a recipe from recipe circus along with this tidbit of economics info.

Because one recipe was not enough,Baking and Books provides you with a decadent and an, I don't know... non decadent version?

When your nearest Starbucks is 60 miles away, you are forced to make your own. Imagine that, 60 miles away from a Starbucks. That scares me.

Here's a little secret.... According to Pumpkin Rots, the Dunkin Donuts version tastes similar and is cheaper than Starbucks'. Every penny counts (and with what you save, you can make a donation to the DonorsChoose Blogger Challenge!)

Confess your PSL addication, if you like. (Or come sit next to me, if you aren't a fan. I'll keep you safe, I've had practice since I live with someone who is a PSL fan.)

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