The temperature has dropped into the 50s, and it’s officially fall… and Pumpkin Spice Latte season. Though the season has been underway for a while, the PSL tends to reign supreme this time of year. But what about those of us who don’t have the same inclination towards pumpkin spice? This season, Spoon’s bringing you four Starbucks alternatives, so get ready for the best non-PSL you’ve ever had.
1. Classic Chai Tea Latte
Don’t underestimate it just because it isn’t coffee- this time-honored drink is a hidden gem on Starbucks’ impressively large menu. Subtly flavored with traditional spices from India, the chai tea latte is a warm and inviting drink. Think of it like the fireplace on a chilly fall day.
2. White Chocolate Mocha
Arguably Starbucks’ best drink for the sweet-toothed. With all the creamy white chocolate and steamed milk, you’ll think you just slipped into a white, frothy heaven.
3. Salted Caramel Mocha
Comparable to a sweet pretzel, the salted caramel mocha (SCM) is a blend of mocha, toffee, caramel, sugar and salt. With an abundance of delectable flavors and the perfect salty-sweet balance, it’s sure to be a hit.
4. Cinnamon Dolce Latte
The deliciously strong cinnamon flavor in this drink is the perfect combination between sweet and spice. It tastes like a cinnamon roll in a cup- plus, it’s got espresso to pep you up.
With these great options to choose from, you can’t go wrong. So go out and own your latte with these new favorites!