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The Pumpkin Spice Latte Made It To Australia And They're Actually OK

It was truly... something else.

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Starbucks has finally brought everyone's favourite basic beverage, the Pumpkin Spice Latte, to Australia, and naturally I just had to try it.

Look I know it's spring. I don't know why they decided to release it now. Please don't @ me about this.

Since you can get the drink in a hot version and an iced version, I decided to bring along Jemima, who has tried the god-level drink in the US before.

Also because I do not like coffee, and cannot possibly consume like 700 mLs of coffee and milk alone, you know?

And it's a good thing I did, because she was very quick to correct my assumption that the drink would taste like pumpkins.


"It's called a Pumpkin SPICE latte, not a pumpkin latte. It's like the spices you find in pumpkin pie." - Ah yes, of course. I knew that.

So with that fresh information, we ordered one iced Pumpkin Spice Latte and one hot one, you know, for research.

Naturally because we didn't have our uggs, chunky-knit scarf, or leggings, we just had to settle for the go-to basic Snapchat filters.


And well, our reactions were pretty mixed.

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Shit, crown me queen basic because I loved the hot version. I don't really like coffee but this had enough spice to cover the flavour up. I mean, it probably isn't the best ~summer bevvy~ but I would definitely fuck with it again.

Jemima, on the other hand, really didn't vibe with the iced one at all. She reckons it tastes like a coffee someone accidentally spilled a bottle of nutmeg into. (Which tbh, in my eyes, is goals.)

But compared to America, Jemima thought the drinks weren't as creamy or as flavourful as the original.

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Maybe less syrup, maybe less coffee, maybe two bottles of nutmeg instead of one, who knows.