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Pumpkin Spice is Back, Baby!

I don’t know about you, but pumpkin spice is one of my all-time favorite flavors! I know it is controversial, and some people are more into apple or cinnamon flavors during the fall. Even if you aren’t as obsessed with pumpkin as I am, I still encourage you to try these treats and drinks from your local coffee chains! I’m sure you will find one you love! Here are my favorites I have discovered this season from Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts:

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew from Starbucks

If you love the taste of coffee mixed with a little sweetness, you will love this combo of flavors! It is cold brew sweetened with vanilla topped with pumpkin-flavored foam to add an airiness to this drink. I personally like to mix some of the foam into my coffee below to disribute the flavor throughout. And if you like your coffee even sweeter, you can request to add almond milk or more cream to this order!

Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino from Starbucks

Okay, this drink is a fall staple! It basically tastes like a pumpkin milkshake dream! This drink is a blended beverage of ice, milk, coffee, and pumpkin spice flavors. They then top it off with whipped cream and pumpkin-pie spice. Yummmm... If you are really feeling like treating yourself, this drink is definitely an option. It has a lot of sugar, so it is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. And if you do not like the taste of coffee, you can ask for it to be creme-based which means no coffee is added to it.

Pumpkin Iced Coffee from Dunkin' Donuts

This is my #1 drink I have found this fall season! It is so addicting once you try it. I typically order my pumpkin iced coffee with cream and no sugar because the pumpkin swirl they put into it has enough sweetness already. This coffee is a great everyday option if you are more into iced coffee like me! Definitely give this one a try!

Signature Pumpkin Spice Latte from Dunkin' Donuts

This drink is also a treat because it is topped with whipped cream and cinnnamon sugar topping! The base itself is a mixture of expresso, pumpkin, and vanilla. It is available iced or hot, but once again, I prefer it iced! I typically get a medium when I order this because the whipped cream adds volume to the drink and it is a pretty big size. 

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin from Starbucks

Now onto treats! This muffin is a scrumptious treat on a fall afternoon. It is spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. It has a cream cheese filling that goes through the center of the muffin. The cream cheese and pumpkin flavors complement each other very well to make for a bite of fall goodness.

Pumpkin Scone from Starbucks

This treat is very sweet and dry since it is a scone. The muffin is softer, so this may be a preferred taste. I personally love it, and I think the creamy-sweet icing that is layered on top complements the pumpkin flavor of the scone. It is a very aesthetically pleasing dessert to look at in the way it is decorated too. 

Apple Cider and Pumpkin Donuts at Dunkin' Donuts

The last treats I will mention are the apple cider donut and pumpkin donut at Dunkin' Donuts. Now, of course these are going to be good because Dunkin' is known for their delicious donuts. I know apple cider is not pumpkin spice, but I had to throw this one in there because it is just as yummy! Fun fact, you can take the survey at the bottom of your receipt when you go to Dunkin' to receive a coupon in your e-mail for a free donut next time you go! I do this all of the time, and it is nice because you can get a free donut when you grab coffee on the go!

I hope you enjoyed looking at all of these tempting pictures of fall treats to try! Go to your closest Starbucks or Dunkin' and choose one to order to see what you think! Maybe you'll find a fall favorite I didn't mention too! Happy pumpkin spice season, everyone!



Rachel Ritchey

Millersville '22

Rachel Ritchey is a senior public relations major at Millersville University. Rachel is the President of the Millersville University Her Campus Chapter. She is also the PR Chair of the All Campus Musical Organization and a member of Navigators. She is passionate about type 1 diabetes awareness, women empowerment, social media management, music, mental health, and self-care. ♡
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