Photo cred - @therealpsl
Summer is still here but the flavours of fall are ready to get back in and around your mouths, including everyone's favourite Fall drink, otherwise known as upper white middle class crack, the Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. PSL is a way of life for some folks, and they'll be glad to know they can get sippin' on that spiced orange sugar syrup beverage in two short weeks.
Social media buzz for the PSL has been going wild in the last week, as Starbucks employees have been tweeting teaser pics of the infamous orange elixir. Certain stores have already been doling out the pumpkin drank, but that seems to only be in the US of A. A few of us are PSL-fiends, so we needed to find out when Canada/Montreal would start serving PSLs, and we found out.
After speaking to a representative from Starbucks HQ, we can confidently state that biddies across Canada will enjoy Pumpkin Spice Lattes starting September 3rd. Summer doesn't end 'til September 23rd, but it's best to give the people what they want, lest all the PSL junkies riot fueled by intense caffeine-sugar & spice cravings.
You may be wondering, what the hell is the big deal about a Pumpkin Spice Latte? Personally, I couldn't tell you, 'cuz I think the drink is a little gross. But people seem to love (like, love love) the PSL, to the point that the beverage has its very own Twitter and Tumblr account. The former has over 50k followers, if that gives you an idea of North America's PSL addiction.
PSLs will return to Starbucks location on September 3rd. Until then, you'll have to continue living your PSL-less life, if you call that living. I do.
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