We love the warmth and happiness a hot drink brings on a Sunday afternoon, curled up with a book in front of a log fire. The comforting feeling when picking up your drink on route to work on a crisp, Fall morning. The first drink that comes to mind for this autumnal scenario is obvious. Starbucks PSL. And they have held the title for most popular Fall drink for years. As much as we love a pumpkin spiced latte, we’re beginning to feel that we want a change. So today we’re going to take a look at alternatives to this Fall classic, and discover the best options out there!
Starbucks Chai Tea Latte
The Chai Tea Latte is an old classic – steamed milk filled with the warmth of spiced goodness. If you’re watching your fat/sugar/calorie intake, opt for a low-fat milk or Lightly Sweetened Chai.
Dunkin Donuts Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Signature Latte
So yes, this is essentially the same as a pumpkin spiced latte…but it does have a little twist! With less of the overly sweet taste, and more of the spice, this Dunkin’ Fall special is one of the best available. Think cinnamon flavoring, caramel drizzle, and cinnamon sugar topping.
Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha
That salt topping comes out during Fall season and makes all the difference to a basic caramel mocha. “Mocha sauce and toffee nut syrup are combined with coffee and steamed milk, then topped with sweetened whipped cream, caramel drizzle and a blend of turbinado sugar and sea salt”. It’s certainly one for those with a sweet tooth!
Tim Horton’s Pumpkin Spice Speciality Tea
A caffeine-free option! Made with rooibos tea and a blend of autumnal spices, this is a lovely warming option. Who doesn’t love a spiced tea?
Caribou Coffee Pumpkin White Mocha
For the chocolate-lovers out there, you’ll be pleased to know that this Caribou delight includes real chocolate! The chocolate is melted into steamed milk and combined with espresso and real pumpkin. You can add whipped cream and chocolate chips for an extra sweet treat.
Which one would you go for?!