This is when Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes are coming back to UK branches

Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 1:26 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 11:43 am
It won't be long until the iconic autumnal treat is back (Photo: Starbucks)

While it may still be summer, many Starbucks fans are already looking forward to treating themselves to the brand's annual autumn favourite - a pumpkin spice latte.

Only available for a short time every year, the pumpkin spice latte was first developed by Starbucks in January 2003, and it has proved to be a huge hit ever since.

The popular drink is a warming combination of Starbucks espresso, pumpkin flavoured sauce and steamed milk, topped with whipped cream, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

Last year a vegan-friendly version of the drink, made using dairy-free sauce, was also made available, along with an iced latte.

When will the pumpkin spice latte be available?

Traditionally, pumpkin spice lattes were originally made available from October, but in 2019 they were brought back early - from 5 September - meaning fans could enjoy the drink for even longer.

Starbucks typically makes pumpkin spice lattes available from September until Christmas, with prices starting at £3.15.

With many fans waiting on their favourite autumnal drink since the start of September, the brand have announced that the seasonal favourite will be back on Friday 25 September.

Starbucks reopening

After lockdown, Starbucks started a phased reopening of UK stores in May. The reopened venues operated on a drive through and takeaway basis only.

“The safety of everyone is our greatest priority so our stores may look a little different to normal,” the company’s website explained.

At the time, Starbucks reopened 15 per cent of its UK sites, which is around 150 stores. The opening times for stores were different to those adhered to pre-lockdown.

A version of this article originally appeared on The Scotsman