The Ultimate Review of the Starbucks 2023 Fall Menu

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Fall has started, and that means the Starbucks fall menu is out! In past years, the only menu item I’ve tried was the Pumpkin Spice Latte. However, this fall I decided to try the whole menu!

Overall, the ratings were all across the board. I tend to like pumpkin-flavored drinks more, especially the pumpkin cream cold brew. However, I hope that this informal article will help you decide what to choose!

Iced Apple Crisp Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

Rating: 2.5/10

The iced apple crisp takes last place on this list! While it was a good try to add apple flavor to the fall menu, apple and coffee didn’t go well together. The drink had a slight pesto aftertaste too.

Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato

Rating: 3/10

While better than its iced companion, the macchiato was not much better. It was with a heavy heart that I ordered this after school-having already embarked on my disheartening apple cider flavored journey. Fortunately, it was not as bad as the iced drink. However, I prefer to stay on the pumpkin side of things!

Iced Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Rating: 4/10

The PSL is the most iconic Starbucks fall menu item! I’ve had it hot many times, so this time, I decided to get it cold. Due to the PSL being cold, I gave it a slightly lower rating. Not a bad menu item, but keep it hot! Out of all the pumpkin-flavored menu items, this drink carries the most concentration of flavor.

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Rating: 7/10

The Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is my favorite item on the fall menu! The drink is made up of slightly sweetened cold brew with pumpkin-flavored foam and cinnamon on top. Although the flavor combination is a little strange at first, after a few sips, it’s great! If you are like me, and don’t like your coffee flavored too much, this is the way to go!

Iced Pumpkin Cream Chai Tea Latte

Rating: 7/10

I give the Pumpkin Cream Chai Tea Latte the same rating as the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew. However, they taste pretty different! The Chai is new this year, and a good introduction! The drink has no coffee, but still contains caffeine because of the black tea. A few disclaimers I would give for this drink is that it is very sweet and contains a lot of cream. I would recommend asking for less sweetener if you ever decide to get it. If you are not a coffee person, then this is definitely the way to go!

The Starbucks fall menu was definitely worth the wait. It was so exciting trying them all! I can’t wait until the winter menu comes out!

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