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This Is the Exact Day the Pumpkin Spice Latte Is Returning to Starbucks, Rumors Say

We spoke with Starbucks to zero in on one of the most anticipated perks of fall!

Ah, fall. If these sweaty, sticky summer days have you craving chillier temps, the crunch of fallen leaves, and sweater weather… well, rest assured that autumn is coming. Want proof? How's this: After conferring with a few sources, we can say with pretty stellar confidence that the beloved Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is officially right around the corner.

Keep reading to find out the exact date you can order the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte this year. Also, check out The #1 Worst Coffee Creamer on Shelves, Says Dietitian.

A little history on the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte…

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Courtesy of Starbucks

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte has arguably become the most anticipated seasonal beverage anywhere, and every summer brings a swirl of speculation about the PSL's release date. As one ETNT staffer and former Starbucks barista has observed, since the iconic coffee chain first introduced the PSL in 2003, they've responded to all the heated anticipation by serving up the beverage earlier and earlier in the season in more recent years.

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Except, the 2021 Pumpkin Spice Latte release stood to look a little different.

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If you're a Starbucks fan, then you're probably aware that this year, Starbucks has faced some serious shortages on ingredients. The problem has been so extreme that they recently had to remove 25 drinks from their menu. It's no wonder this has caused some uncertainty in the public about whether the PSL will see delays this year.

But, some good news:

starbucks exterior psl sign

One source has zoomed in on a date they believe the 2021 iteration will debut: Tuesday, August 24. What's causing reason to think the Pumpkin Spice Latte will be available come August 24? It's relatively simple: the past few years, Starbucks has released the PSL on the third Tuesday in August.

What Starbucks says about the 2021 Pumpkin Spice Latte release date:


If the rumor is true, this could mean you're just three weeks away from sipping the drink that's a hug in a mug. To get to the bottom, we reached out to Starbucks for comment on exactly when the Pumpkin Spice Latte will come out this year, and whether the recent shortages are expected to pose a delay.

In response, a Starbucks spokesperson told us: "Thank you for reaching out . . . We're not ready to embrace fall just yet and are still enjoying our favorite Starbucks summer beverages."

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Whenever you get your Pumpkin Spice Latte, here are fun things to know.

Some facts and trivia for every Starbucks lover out there:

Krissy Gasbarre
Krissy is a senior news editor at Eat This, Not That!, managing morning and weekend news related to nutrition, wellness, restaurants and groceries (with a focus on beverages), and more. Read more about Krissy
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