Sorry, Pumpkin Spice Latte Lovers: You’ll Have to Wait a Little Longer This Year …

08/20/2015 at 11:16 AM ET

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte
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Bad news, PSL diehards.

You’re going to have to wait a little longer this year to get your fix of Starbucks’ iconic fall beverage, the Pumpkin Spice Latte. While last year the latte was available in stores starting Aug. 26, this year, fans will have to wait until Sept. 8, CNBC reports.

The news will surely devastate fans who’ve been expecting to have a PSL in their hand on Sept. 1, the unofficial beginning of fall.

RELATED: Starbucks Announces Big Changes to Its Classic Pumpkin Spice Latte

This has been a buzzy few days for the polarizing latte. Last week, Starbucks announced that it had tweaked the classic recipe and will now be adding real pumpkin, which has upset PSL purists and excited PSL skeptics, who never understood why the drink had “pumpkin” in its name without containing pumpkin.

For those who refuse to wait that extra week to get their hit of sweet, caffeinated autumn goodness, try making your own version at home. Or, simply enjoy the prolonging of summer.

—Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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Zeze on

Thank goodness! At least wait for the summer to end before rolling in the fall.

The Free Woman on

um, the diehards left because starbucks isn’t smart enough to know that there was nothing wrong with the original PSL.
Your truly,
An educated dietitian

nope on

strange how anything can be made into a thing.

tried this beverage and salted caramel too both of which taste very strongly of chemicals.

nothing worth craving or blogging about!

katecruz on

Definitely will try the recipe at home. Never liked the psl

Tam on

My friend just came back from a week at Tomahawk Lake in Wisconsin. They already had PSL there.

Emily on

Because Pumpkin SPICE doesn’t need real pumpkin, it needs pumpkin SPICE. Its a drink not a pie!

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