A popular drink is back on the menu at Starbucks with an updated ingredient.
The popular pumpkin spice latte drink that is made available today has a new ingredient. It features “real pumpkin.” Starbucks announced last month that it made the switch after hearing from customers and partners about ingredients, said Peter Dukes, Starbucks’ director of espresso, Americas. The Seattle based coffee chain joined the likes of General Mills and Panera by removing artificial ingredients and coloring from their foods. Starbucks has sold well over 200 million pumpkin spice lattes since the drinks introduction in 2003. It’s the company’s number one selling seasonal drink of all time.
The new drink ingredients include sugar, condensed skim milk, pumpkin puree, Annatto seed coloring and the preservative potassium sorbate. The “pumpkin spice topping” is made of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and clove.