After months of waiting, Starbucks has brought back the Pumpkin Spice flavor. I was so excited the first few times that I didn’t even look at the cost or my receipt. Today was different. Today I noticed that the Iced Venti Pumpkin Spice Latte costs $4.65. The Iced Venti Vanilla Latte only costs $4.00. To make matters worse, Gold Members are supposed to get free flavor shots, which brings the vanilla version down to $3.60. Starbucks isn’t giving it’s gold members a discount on the Pumpkin Spice.
What’s the difference between the Pumpkin Spice Iced Latte and the Vanilla Iced Latte? The flavored syrup. What does Starbucks promise Gold Members they don’t have to pay for? The flavored syrup (and soy milk).
I am furious at Starbucks for pulling this crap. They just ruined my favorite season of the year: Pumpkin Spice Season.