Starbucks’ Fall Menu is Rumored to Release Early This Year: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Including the always anticipated PSL.

By: Rebecca Jacobs

The pumpkin spiced latte, a beloved fall beverage that has become synonymous with the changing leaves and crisp autumn air, is rumored to be released at Starbucks early this year. And that’s not all — Starbucks’ fall menu is predicted to come with some drool-worthy new options. 

Whether you’re a PSL fan or love all the flavors that come with the autumn season, there’s plenty to be excited about over the news — the speculated Starbucks menu promises to be absolutely delicious and is extra special since the pumpkin spiced latte is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year (the PSL was first developed in 2003!)

Here’s everything you need to know about this anticipated early release of some of Starbucks’ fall favorites, and some potential new menu items. 

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Will The Pumpkin Spiced Latte Be Released Early This Year?

There have been whispers throughout social media and coffee forums speculating that Starbucks is planning to release their famous pumpkin spiced lattes and fall menu items early this year. 

According to food insider Markie Devo, Starbucks is predicted to drop its fall menu on August 24, 2023. 

Though no official announcement has been made, insider sources and leaked memos have only added fuel to the speculation. We can already smell the aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove in the air! 

Why the Early Release?

The reasons behind the early release are not entirely clear, but some experts suggest that it could be a response to consumer demand. In recent years, there has been a notable trend of seasonal products arriving earlier on the shelves. Others believe that the move could be a strategic marketing decision to capture sales in a competitive market, especially as consumers increasingly look forward to the comforts of fall.

What to Expect

The pumpkin spiced latte is traditionally a blend of high-quality espresso, steamed milk, and a unique combination of spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, it’s a warm and comforting beverage that perfectly captures the essence of autumn.

This year, you may see some variations and new twists on the classic recipe, including dairy-free alternatives to appeal to a broader audience.

How Much Do Pumpkin Spiced Lattes Cost?

Pumpkin spiced lattes vary by price, depending on the size of the coffee and customizations. The price increased by about 4% last year, bringing the price to $5.45 to $5.95 for a grande PSL. However, rumor also has it that the cost of pumpkin spiced lattes may be increasing once again this year. 

How Long Can You Get Pumpkin Spiced Lattes For?

The Starbucks fall menu is predicted to run from August 24th until November 1st, 2023. 

Will There Be New Starbucks Fall Menu Items?

In addition to the fan-favorite pumpkin spiced latte, Starbucks lovers also look forward to the other delicious fall menu items. 

In previous years, in addition to the PSL, there have been other seasonal drink options, including a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, and the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato.

Each year at Starbucks, we also see tasty fall treats, such as the Pumpkin Cheese Cake Muffin and the Owl Cake Pop, which are potentially returning to the 2023 fall menu as well. 

This year, there’s expected to be a few new menu items, including a Baked Apple Croissant, an Iced Pumpkin Cream Chai Latte, and an Iced Apple Crisp Oatmilk Shaken Espresso (yum!). 

With so many delicious options, it’s easy to see why everyone can’t wait for these menu items to be released! 

Fall Flavors May Be Arriving Early This Year

The potential early release of pumpkin spiced lattes has created a stir among coffee lovers and fall enthusiasts. Whether driven by consumer demand, a marketing strategy, or a combination of factors, this year’s arrival could set a new precedent for seasonal beverages.

As we await official confirmation, keep your eyes peeled for announcements and prepare your taste buds for a treat. The early release of pumpkin spiced lattes may just be the perfect way to usher in the fall season a little ahead of schedule.

And for now, if you can’t wait for the early release, why not try making a pumpkin spiced latte at home? Here are some healthy pumpkin latte recipe ideas you can try until you can get your hands on your seasonal Starbucks favorite!