When the Pumpkin Spice Latte, better known in 2014 as #PSL, came out a month before the true pumpkin season opened, the world didn’t know what to do with itself.
I knew exactly what I had to do: sprint to my local Starbucks, pitch a lean to, and wait the extra week for #PSL to come out of hibernation.
If you can’t tell, I love pumpkin. But I also really, really love the holidays. Cooler weather, the holiday section at Target, my ‘N Sync Christmas album, and a Skinny Peppermint Mocha. Oh, I just got the chills.
But see, when Starbucks is now teasing the holiday drinks… that just means I need to pull out the tunes and ugly sweaters even earlier. This year’s new holiday drink actually have me excited for something other than the #PSL and Skinny Peppermint Mocha.
Welcome to the world, Chestnut Praline Latte. Sprinkled with spices and praline crumbs, brewed with caramel and chestnutty goodness, and topped with whipped cream. I can’t wait to sip you as I work on more holiday blogs and put The Chipmunks on in the background.
Starbucks’ holiday lineup includes the Peppermint Mocha (Skinny or Regular), Caramel Brulee Latte, and Gingerbread Latte. All will hit stores across the country on November 12.
What is your favorite part of the holiday season? And what gets you running for the tinsel? Holiday lovers, let’s talk in the comments.