We technically don't have autumn in the Philippines, but there's no reason we can't take part in the Western love for pumpkin-spice everything this time of the year. We'd be lying if we didn't admit we're suckers for its lightly spiced, festive flavor, especially when the robust profile of coffee is involved! Here's one sweet reason to go for gourd: Starbucks has just brought back their pumpkin spice drinks—and what better way to celebrate in the 'Ber months, really?
It's all about pumpkin spice at Starbucks and here's what you can get:
The Pumpkin Spice Latte (starts at P165/short) is a classic that blends together espresso, milk, and pumpkin-spice flavors into a smooth, harmonious drink that'll give you all the fall feels. Have it hot for a soothing treat, or iced if you're after cool and creamy sips! If you're in for a thicker and slushier beverage, you can go for its iced-blended cousin: The Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino (starts at P180/tall), or the coffee-free Pumpkin Spice Cream Frappuccino (starts at P180/tall).
They've also got the Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew (starts at P185/tall) in case you're looking for a more thirst-quenching way to get a pumpkin-spice fix that shines the spotlight more on the coffee. And if you really want to take your love for the seasonal flavor to the next level, you can pair your beverage of choice with the Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake (P205), which has a lush cheesecake given a pumpkin-spice swirl, all on a spiced graham crust.
Love the velvety, nutty profile of oat milk? Starbucks also has new beverages you'll want to try—namely the Oatmilk Honey Latte (starts at P195/short), Oatmilk Honey Frappuccino (starts at P195/tall), which combine espresso, oat milk, a honey-based syrup, and a toasted honey topping for a lightly floral, nutty way to have your cup of joe. If tea is more your, erm, cup of tea, try the Oatmilk Honey Golden Monkey Tea Latte (starts at P170/short).
Don't miss Starbucks' other new food items, either. Aside from the Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake, there's also a Chocolate Mousse Cake (P205/slice, P2,050/whole) that happens to be vegetarian-friendly but delivers chocolate through and through with its layers of cake, dark and milk chocolate mousse, ganache, and granola. We're also eyeing the Green Monster Cookie (P95), which goes for the East-Asian combo of matcha and black sesame in the form of a crackly cookie with googly eyes! There are savory treats, too, like the Tuna Melt (P175) that gives classic tuna salad a cheesy upgrade.
Aside from being available at Starbucks stores, these eats and drinks (save for the Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew) are available for delivery via GrabFood and Foodpanda. Just look for Starbucks on the app to get your fix!
Starbucks is a U.S. coffee chain that first opened in Seattle in 1971, and came to the Philippines in 1997. Some of their other local bestsellers are the Mocha Frappuccino and White Chocolate Mocha.
Read the full promo mechanics here. Starbucks has branches at Matalino Street, Teacher's Village, Quezon City and 6750 Ayala Avenue, Makati City. See a list of Starbucks branches. For delivery orders, find Starbucks on GrabFood or Foodpanda. For more information, check out Starbucks Philippines’ Facebook page.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.
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