Seattle-based coffee goliath Starbucks is already the champion of autumn thanks to the annual release of its Pumpkin Spice Latte. Now, the company is trying to strengthen its position by offering an expanded rollout of Pumpkin Spice Frappuccinos. The bottled beverage will soon be available at across the country, reports Consumerist.
Bottled Pumpkin Spice Frappuccinos were first introduced as a Costco exclusive last fall, limiting their reach to those who held memberships at the wholesale outlet. They were available only in cases of 12 last year, but Consumerist says shoppers will be able to purchase individual bottles this time around. Although, pumpkin spice super-fans will be pleased to see cases of 15 available for purchase as well.
A representative for Starbucks tells Eater the Frappuccinos will hit shelves in "early September." While specific supermarket brands were not mentioned, the representative confirmed they'll be available "in grocery stores nationwide." In addition to the Frappuccinos, Starbucks is bringing Pumpkin Spice Latte instant coffee and Pumpkin Spice Latte iced espresso back to grocery store shelves. A new product — Pumpkin Spice Latte K-Cups — will be available too.
For those who aren't interested in a prepackaged pumpkin spice beverage and prefer the tried and true original, your wait is almost over. Last year, the coffee chain debuted its PSL on September 8. This year, McDonald's is releasing its own version on August 31, and Starbucks likely won't be far behind.
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