Cozy Up With Starbucks’ New Fall Treats And Beverages, Plus 8 Secret Pumpkin Spice Concoctions You’ve Never Heard Of

Fall comes to Starbucks in the form of new, autumnal flavors – from the spicy new Chile Mocha to a Dark Chocolate and Caramelized Banana Oatmeal. Starting Sept. 6, customers can enjoy the flavors of fall for days with these new menu items.

Fall Food

Dark Chocolate and Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

Dark chocolate and caramelized bananas combine with classic oatmeal and hearty blueberry flavors to create this perfect morning snack. The Dark Chocolate and Caramelized Banana Oatmeal is a traditional oatmeal, topped with a banana compote and a sweet, savory mixture of single-origin Columbian dark chocolate, roasted almonds, and salted toffee.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bar

Made with a blondie base and a cheesecake top swirled with spiced pumpkin, Starbucks' new Pumpkin Cheesecake Bar is the ultimate PSL-lovers dream. The Pumpkin Cheesecake Bar is available individually or in trays of five.

Caramelized Apple Pound Cake

Starbucks' new Caramelized Apple Pound Cake is a cream cheese cake swirled with apple spice cake and ribbons of caramelized apples and cinnamon, topped with a sweet frosting.

Returning Fall Bakery Favorites

Customers can also delve into old fall favorites including, Pumpkin Scones, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins, Pumpkin Iced Sugar Cookies, and Bantam Bagels.

Fall Drinks

Pumpkin Spice Latte

The PSL is by far one of Starbucks' most popular seasonal beverages. This year marks the PSL's 13th year; handcrafted with espresso and steamed milk, topped off with whipped cream and a dash of pumpkin pie topping, it's easy to see why the PSL remains a crowd-pleaser.

Salted Caramel Mocha

The Salted Caramel Mocha is once again listed on Starbucks' fall menu, made from a blend of toffee nut syrup and mocha sauce combined with coffee and milk, then topped with sweetened whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and a blend of turbinado sugar and sea salt.

Chile Mocha

The Chile Mocha joined the PSL this fall to bring a little heat to the spice party. Made with espresso and steamed milk infused with a cocoa and cinnamon powder, topped with a dollop of whipped cream and finished with a sprinkle of Chile Mocha topping, consisting of ancho and cayenne chile pepper, cinnamon, paprika, sugar, and a touch of sea salt. The Chile Mocha is also available as a Frappuccino, or as a coffee-free hot chocolate.


Almond milk

Starbucks' customers can now enjoy customized beverages with Starbucks Almond milk. Starting Sept. 6, more than 4,600 stores will offer Almond milk as a non-dairy alternative.

Nature's Sweet

Nature's Sweet is Starbucks' first Stevia-based, zero calorie sweetener.

Need Something More?

PSL season may be back, but I guarantee you've never heard of these drool-worthy fall concoctions.

"At the beginning of the season, we saw a lot of excitement around fall flavors, especially after we introduced Starbucks Almond milk," Sarah Spencer, Starbucks marketing manager said in a press release. "We wanted to tap into our baristas' beverage artistry by giving them the opportunity to create new fall-inspired drink recipes to share with customers in their stores."

Feast your eyes upon Starbucks' "unofficial" fall menu created by the baristas themselves.

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Frappuccino

Ask for: A Grande Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino Blended Beverage with toffee nut syrup (two pumps), topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and sea salt.

Pumpkin Spice Doubleshot on Ice

Ask for: A Grande Starbucks Doubleshot on Ice with three pumps of Pumpkin Spice Sauce and a smidge of two percent milk.

Pumpkin Spice Macchiato with Caramel Drizzle

Ask for: A Grande Iced Caramel Macchiato with Pumpkin Spice Sauce instead of vanilla syrup.

Pumpkin Chai

Ask for: A Grande Chai Latte topped with whipped cream, Pumpkin Spice Topping, and sea salt.

Fall Iced Tea

Ask for: A Grande Teavana Shaken Iced Black Tea with coconut milk in place of water, two pumps of Pumpkin Spice Sauce, two pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup, and one dried orange slice.

Pumpkin Spice Java Chip Frappuccino

Ask for: A Grande Java Chip Frappuccino Blended Coffee with Pumpkin Spice Sauce.

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Ask for: A Grande Hot Chocolate with two pumps of Pumpkin Spice Sauce.

Caramel Apple Pumpkin Spice

Ask for: A Grande Caramel Apple Spice with two pumps of Pumpkin Spice Sauce.

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