I have tried, but apparently Starbucks just hasn't chosen to listen. As we sit hear sweating in 90 degree heat, "Bucks" is feeling all fall and stuff.

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The fall menu is now available at Starbucks stores across the U.S., and pumpkin spice lovers are rejoicing even while wearing shorts. Yes, it's that time of year for pumpkin everything, even though we haven't even made it through Labor Day yet.

It's hard to believe that this whole fall drink trend really started 18 years ago when Starbucks first introduced the now famous Pumpkin Spice Latte. That's the PSL, for true drink lovers out there. Most will consider the first sign of the drink to signal sweater weather, despite the temperatures outside. It's pretty hardcore dedication.

The Fall Lineup at Starbucks

Fall 2021 will see not only the return of the favorite PSL, but also the seasonal favorites Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, alongside Salted Caramel Mocha and Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino. I can handle the last one, but I am a full fledged pumpkin anything hater so you can see why this time of year, well fall actually,  is a bit tough on the senses for me.

Of course what's a drink without a slew of pumpkin bakery items as well. Pumpkin Scone and Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin are back as well for another year. There is a little pumpkin free item that's new this year that sparked my interest though. I may give the The Apple Crisp Macchiato, an new espresso drink, a whirl.

Can We Wait?

Now here's the deal, I am all about fall. I LOVE fall. It's my kinda season with the perfect temps and cute clothes and football games. My issue is this, can Starbucks maybe just wait a little longer to jump into pumpkin mania? Maybe just until after Labor Day, or even mid-September?  Let's just enjoy every last bit of summer that remains, and tackle the next season in good time.

I'll get off my soapbox now, but before I do, just look at that, Halloween candy right next to Thanksgiving cards at the store. Lovely.

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