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I tried a pumpkin spice latte for the first time and my life is a lie


Autumn is officially here and everyone’s going PSL raving mad. It’s one of the best things about fall apparently, but I wouldn’t know as I’ve never tried one or even stepped foot inside a Starbucks. *gasp*

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Shocking, I know. I decided it was time to change that and see what all the fuss is about, so I headed down to my local branch to finally take a walk on the pumpkin spice side of life.

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I took a deep breath and prepared myself for what was surely going to be a magical moment…

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Oh my god. That GIF is a literal representation of me as I could barely stomach 3 mouthfuls. How do people drink these gross things?! It tastes like… dirt. And disappointment. Mainly the latter.

Now forgive me for being naive, but I assumed that a drink with ‘pumpkin’ in the title would actually taste vaguely reminiscent of the vegetable. NOPE. Rookie mistake on my behalf.

A quick scan of the ingredients online reveals to me that all it’s flavoured with is ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Spices that work great as Yankee Candle scents, but, in my opinion, not so well thrown together in liquid form.

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And also a SERIOUS amount of sugar. Pumpkin spice lattes may look great held by perfectly manicured hands on your Instagram feed, but these bad boys aren’t doing your health any favours.

I did order it without whipped cream, so perhaps that was my faux pas. Is that the game-changer? I don’t know. I’m convinced I’m missing out on something, but so far I’m not sure what it is.

Ultimately, I feel betrayed and lied to by the world.

Which side are you on? Let us know if you love or hate the seasonal staple beverage in the comments below!

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