Skip to comments.Halloween Horror Story: The Case of the Missing Pumpkin Lattes
Posted on 10/08/2012 9:03:54 AM PDT by Altariel
Starbucks Fans Bemoan Shortage of Seasonal Favorite; Expressions in Haiku
For Asher Anidjar, the arrival of fall isn't marked by turning leaves or a chilly breeze, but a steaming seasonal drink. Recently, though, when he headed to his local Starbucks SBUX -0.04% for a Pumpkin Spice Latte, he left with a bitter taste in his mouth. They were out of the special sauce that gives the treat its distinctive autumnal flavor.
"I just left, depressed," said Mr. Anidjar, a 26-year-old commercial real-estate analyst who lives in Manhattan.
The drink crops up on the Starbucks menu annually for a limited time, and this year there has been an unusual run on the pumpkin batch. Thanks in part to a frothy dose of buzz brewed up by the Seattle-based coffee giant before the beverage's Sept. 4 debut, the craze has drained supplies at stores across the country.
Baristas are hitting the street, searching for stashes of the flavored sauce at other stores. Customers denied their fixwhich costs about $4 for a small cup, or "tall" in Starbucks speakare tweeting about their dismay.
"My world almost ended this morning when the local Starbucks told me they were out of Pumpkin Spice Latte," tweeted Jason Sizemore, 38 years old, of Lexington, Ky.
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
wah! wah! wah! it’s just a coffee for crying out loud!
Actually it's a cup of flavored sugar and bears little, if any, resemblance to coffee.
I have never been in a Starbucks. It was just that I never happened to be around one but now it is a matter of principles.
“wah! wah! wah! its just a coffee for crying out loud!”
Life is bad, and then you die...
Depressed over a cup of coffee, WTF is wrong with this stupid SOB.
somebody ought to tell these self indulgent, overaged adolescents to grow up.
Actually they were giving away liitle samples of this pumpkin latte years ago, and I took a sip and LITERALLY wanted a cigarette!! I hadn't smoked in years but something triggered and I immediately threw the latte away. Never had that feeling since.
Cry me a river!
STARBUCKS PUMPKIN SPICED LATTE / allrecipes.com / makes three servings
Blender 3 cups hot whole milk, 4 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 tea supermarket pumpkin pie spice.
Pour the mixture into 3 coffee mugs to about 2/3 full. Pour 2 ounces dble-strength coffee into each mug. Garnish each mug with whipped topping and pumpkin pie spice.
Add some cinnamon graham crackers on the side.
You didn’t miss anything you can get better coffee at McDonalds.
Promise of autumn,
O dearest pumpkin latte!
"Out"?? I kill myself.
I don’t like pumpkin anything - except my own homemade pumpkin pie, of course. This morning, I heard two people at the gym talking about pumpkin beer...urp! They said it tasted just like pumpkin pie, which they seemed to think was a good thing.
Pumpkin kimchi is wonderful...kind of hard to find in the US, though
Cruel fate of fall,
Not a lotta latte left--
Frothing at the mouth.
Yes, I imagine pumpkin kimchi would be hard to find here. I used to live near a Korean grocery in New York where they received a kimchi delivery once a week - and when the truck pulled up and they opened its gate, people a block away knew it!
But it’s probably good. Pumpkin is pretty bland otherwise. That’s why pumpkin pie is so heavily spiced.
Maybe Starbuck’s could put this great haiku on their seasonal cups? I think you missed a calling...