Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte is officially back, and social media reactions are mixed, at best. Rumors swirled earlier this month that the polarizing drink was due to make an earlier than usual debut, and the PSL’s reappearance on Tuesday, August 28, has delighted some, but infuriated others who aren’t quite ready to bid farewell to summer.
While one person wrote on Twitter, where the PSL has been trending in No. 1 spot, that it was a “good time to be alive” because of the PSL, another said they felt “personally attacked” by the beverage’s summertime debut, especially since temperatures in much of the country are nearing or above 90 degrees.
Check out some additional funny reactions to the PSL’s comeback below:
— Angela (@angelacow828) August 28, 2018
Guess who just got her first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the year?
— Erica Stone Gilbert (@resplendentlyme) August 28, 2018
PSL comes back to Starbucks today & idc if this is the most basic thing I have ever said.. I CANT WAIT🎃☕️🧡
— Lexy Greenlief (@lexygreenlief) August 28, 2018
It's 90 degrees out, but I bet somebody will be wearing Uggs drinking #PumpkinSpiceLatte today.
— Matt Dalakas (@mdalakas) August 28, 2018
My yoga pants and Uggs are a little hot in 90 degree weather but I want my #PumpkinSpiceLatte to know I’ll do anything for love.
— Blayr 🐝 (@UncommonBee) August 28, 2018
If Starbucks is allowed to bring back the PSL in August, you better believe I’m gonna listen to Christmas music and make gingerbread houses in October.
— Alyssa LaRocca (@alyssalarocca) August 28, 2018
It’s #PumpkinSpiceLatte season, it’s a good time to be alive
— Morgan (@feelinglovelis) August 28, 2018
STARBUCKS STARTS SELLING PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES TODAY.
THAT’S IT. SUMMER’S OVER. PUT AWAY YOUR BATHING SUITS & SUNSCREEN AND START GIVING ME HAYRIDES, HORROR MOVIES & FRESHLY PICKED APPLES.
— Brian Gay (@brian2596) August 28, 2018
#PumpkinSpiceLatte in August is like getting an Xmas tree in October. Stop it.
— Miss J (@JaidenEverett) August 28, 2018
Who cares that you’ll sweat harder than a sauna today. Channel your inner autumn and get that Starbucks #PumpkinSpiceLatte! They’re available today. Because nothing screams fall flavors quite like 92 degrees in August. 🙄🍂☕ pic.twitter.com/kmxtWHtcIl
— Matt Maisel (@Matt_Maisel) August 28, 2018
— Tammaria True Blue🌊 (@Tammariablue) August 28, 2018
Interestingly enough, reports actually speculated the PSL would be returning on August 28 after internal documents from Starbucks leaked and reportedly confirmed that date. Several Starbucks stores also began receiving PSL supplies in early August, kicking speculation into overdrive.
Still critics who argue August 28 is just too early to start sipping on a pumpkin beverage have a point. In fact, an analysis of the drink’s yearly return dates shows it typically appears on Starbucks’ fall menu sometime between August 30 and September 4, so August 28 is a tad earlier than usual.
Tell Us: Are you psyched for the start of PSL season, or still holding onto summer?
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