Granted, the drink did appear in stores earlier than ever this year, but is it really worth getting upset over something as simple as a beverage?
Don’t worry. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and we can work through the trauma together. Just walk with me through the seven stages of grief below — then go order your first PSL of the year.
Shock and disbelief
Has anyone tried to DIY a #pumpkinspicelatte at home? I paid $5 for one this morning and had sticker shock.
— Sarah Baker Hansen (@SBHOWH) October 14, 2011
The pumpkin spice latte is back starbucks, I guess it really is almost fall 😫🍁🍂🎃
— Hayley (@HayleyGrovee) September 1, 2014
It’s OK, everyone. The #PSL is here, and there’s nothing we can do about it.
— Caty (@Caty23) August 26, 2014
You think you aren’t ready, but try walking past the store and not ordering one.
My advice: Don’t make promises you can’t keep.
It took everything I had not to buy a #PumpkinSpiceLatte today…
— Ashley Dolan (@ms_ashleydolan) September 2, 2014
Maybe, just once, let yourself forget about the sugar so you can enjoy one of fall’s tastiest indulgences?
Starbucks' #PumpkinSpiceLatte includes barks of puppies abandoned by their owners and the broken dreams of children.
— David Kazzie (@DavidKazzie) August 28, 2014
@Starbucks i'm very depressed that there is no such thing as a sugar-free pumpkin spice latte i'm starting therapy next week so thanks a lot
— blonde wisdom (@legallyblonde_) September 9, 2012
I guess you could always try making this sugar-free, dairy-free paleo pumpkin spice latte.
In case you need a reason to be depressed today, over 68,000 people are following the account of a pumpkin spice latte.
— Odessa Paloma Parker (@OdessaPaloma) August 23, 2014
Perhaps you could turn your cynic’s frown upside down with some nice, iced pumpkin spice?
— Jennifer Noseworthy (@JennNoseworthy) September 2, 2014
— Y94 (@Y94Official) September 2, 2014
Let’s face it: The pumpkin spice latte is here to stay — until they bring back your fave summer Frappuccinos when there’s still snow on the ground. Cast your fears aside, and drink up, because as with all of life’s sweetest pleasures, the PSL will be gone before you know it.