Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Calories and Full Ingredient List
Pumpkin Spice Latte season is almost here and Starbucks fans couldn’t be more excited.
Every year, coffee lovers around the world eagerly await the launch of the fall drink, which was first launched in 2003 and has been popular for years.
Starbucks has confirmed its launch on September 1, 2022 in the UK with a tasty autumn menu featuring new sweet and savory snacks.
This includes Caramel Apple Muffin, Roasted Espresso Blondie, Egg Bites, Mushroom and Egg Muffin, and American Salami Focaccia.
The famous Pumpkin Spice Latte is a taste sensation with winter spices of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, but how many calories does it contain? Keep reading to find out…
Pumpkin Spice Latte Calories
According to the official Starbucks website, a Pumpkin Spice Latte Grande (medium) contains 390 calories, while a Venti (large) contains 470.
If you go for a large (small) coffee, this will be 300 calories and a short (very small) will come in at 210.
These calories are based on a regular pumpkin spice latte made with 2% cow’s milk, espresso, and topped with whipped cream.
However, you can use Starbucks’ online calculator to customize your latte, changing the size, milk, flavors and toppings and it will tell you the calorie count.
You can see Pumpkin Spice Latte’s complete nutritional information, including fat, cholesterol, sodium carbs, protein, and caffeine, on the Starbucks website here.
The complete list of ingredients
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is made with espresso and milk and flavored with pumpkin spices, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, designed to taste like pumpkin pie.
Complete ingredients include milk, pumpkin spice sauce, brewed espresso, and vanilla syrup. The pumpkin spice sauce is what gives it its signature flavor.
It is made with sugar, condensed skim milk, pumpkin puree, fruit and vegetable juices, natural flavors, annatto, salt and potassium sorbate.
Then it’s topped with whipped cream and a delicious pumpkin spice filling made with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves.
Plus, if your server is feeling good, your latte can also be topped with Dolce Cinnamon Chips which are made with cinnamon and sugar.
History of Pumpkin Spice Latte
The iconic drink was actually first released in 2003, but didn’t gain the popularity it holds today until the mid-2010s.
It was created by a man named Peter Dukes who joined the company in 2001 as a product manager for Espresso and has been there ever since.
Peter, who is now Director of Global Growth and Concepts, had the brilliant idea and it first hit Starbucks stores in the fall of 2003.
It was initially only launched in 100 stores in Vancouver and Washington DC and then rolled out worldwide as it was hugely popular.
However, he told CBS in 2021 that he didn’t think pumpkin spice coffee would ever hit stores because it wasn’t as popular as chocolate, caramel and cinnamon in trials.
Little did he know that nearly two decades later, it would be one of the coffee chain’s bestsellers and an iconic part of fall culture.
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