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It's True: Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte Returns Today

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There's no escaping it

Brace for summer's end: Starbucks' infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte returns to stores today, September 1. Technically, the official return date is September 6, but Starbucks' Rewards customers; those who follow @TheRealPSL on Twitter; and fans who enter their mobile number here all get an early pass.

Starbucks' pumpkin-infused coffee beverage has been a bittersweet sign of summer's end for nearly its entire 13-year existence. Since last year, the drink has been made with real pumpkin, in addition to espresso, steamed milk, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove.

Presented without comment, here is a map of expected high temperatures across the U.S. today, September 1.

Expected high temperatures across the U.S. on Sept. 1, 2016 US Air Net

Expected high temperatures across the U.S. on Sept. 1, 2016

Fun fact: 200 million Pumpkin Spice Lattes have been sold since 2003, the year when the beverage was introduced. Starbucks' iconic fall beverage has inspired dozens of pumpkin spice-flavored foods, much to the chagrin of everyone that wants summer to last forever.

Starbucks is also releasing a new beverage this year: The Chile Mocha is a blend of cocoa, steamed 2% milk, ancho chili pepper, sea salt, cinnamon, paprika, cayenne chili pepper, and sugar. It's the first time Starbucks has experimented with a deeply spiced warm beverage, but reps say they want to "experiment with heat-forward flavors to see what happens when those warm flavors mingle with coffee and other ingredients that represent the coziness of the season."

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