The arrival of pumpkin spice at Starbucks means two things: 1) Fall is officially on its way; 2) you’re going to be waiting in line to get your coffee for way longer than usual, as the PSL fangirls and boyz run to their nearest Starbucks, foaming at the mouth and eager to get their hands on autumn’s sweetest elixir.
Luckily for us, Starbucks is making sure we’ll never have to be late for work in the name of pumpkin spice love again by releasing its bottled Pumpkin Spice Frappuccinos in stores around the country this fall for less than $3 a bottle.
Last year, the bottled PSF was available as part of a 15-pack at Costco. I literally bought a Costco membership just so I could try it (don’t judge me), and with a few hacks, it was basically just as good as what you can get at an actual Starbucks.
Now I can let my Costco membership expire in peace because the frapps will be available everywhere. I’ll be able to take my pick of official Starbucks pumpkin spice items, whether it’s a single bottle of Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino purchased on the go or an elaborate venti Pumpkin Spice Latte that I’m willing to wait in line for. Either way, that sweetly spiced pumpkin flavor will be back in my life, and I can stop pretending that there’s any summer beverage that can even compare with pumpkin spice.