Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Will Return in August

08/18/2014 at 03:27 PM ET

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte
Courtesy Starbucks

It may not be sweater weather just yet, but that hasn’t stopped Starbucks from releasing their cult-classic Pumpkin Spice Latte earlier than usual.

The coffee company is bringing back the autumn-inspired drink on August 26 though the official nationwide launch is September 2.

Topped with sweetened whipped cream and pumpkin pie bits, the hot, frothy beverage has such a loyal following that social media was ignited by the news. Even The Tonight Show’s Twitter handle sent a message — and a joke from Jimmy Fallon — about the early debut:

“I saw that Starbucks is bringing back its fall drink the Pumpkin Spice Latte a month early this year because nothing says summer refreshments like a piping hot cup of caffeinated squash.”

Although not all will agree with the timing, those who already crave the Pumpkin Spice Latte (aka PSL) can gain early access to it by following  @TheRealPSL on Twitter (yes, you read that correctly, it has it’s own Twitter feed!), which offers an online scavenger hunt to find out where the drink is popping up next.

And, with the news of Starbucks now offering an order-ahead feature to their mobile app, getting an early taste of fall should be a cinch.

Let’s just hope no one tries to break the record for the most expensive Pumpkin Spiced Latte and leaves some for the rest of us.

—Ana Calderone

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Nica on

It’s August! No one needs this now – summer is not over yet!

Marie on

Then don’t drink it Nina


Meanwhile, in Florida it is still 98 degrees!!! I can’t wait for fall!

rockybopper on

Oh don’t tease me Starbucks! First it was the 25th and now it’s the 26th. I’m irrationally excited about this.

gdburts on

they’re way late compared to hobby lobby. they’ve had fall stuff out since July!

Michelle Maloney on

the iced version is nice too

Margarita on

I am officially a dork. Yes, this made me excited.

Truthfinder on

I LOVED the flavor. Just wish it wasn’t SO SWEET!

hd on

I just cant drink this when its 100 degrees outside.

... on

To the person who said its too sweet, ask for it half sweet or a quarter sweet….

Experio on

Beware of the truth regarding what is in the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte and what is not in it.
Consumer beware.

Opinion22 on

I wonder how much Starbucks paid People Magazine for this “news” item…

Stevie Policare on

Guadalupe Olivares on

There are some interesting points in time in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There is some validity but I will take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want more! Added to FeedBurner as well…

Frederick Freemantle on

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