Why do people like Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes?

Why do people like Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes?

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  1. Some people like hot milk and this seems ok.
    Some people like coffee lattes and nobody raises a question.
    Some people like chai lattes and nobody finds that curious.
    Some people like a shot of espresso in their chai, and it may be dirty, but it’s not cause for concern.
    Some people like different spices in their chai and different amounts of sugar or milk. This is acceptable.
    Yet, put a “pumpkin” spiced dirty chai latte on the menu and suddenly people become concerned. Is the flavor profile correct? Is the person ordering it for the right reasons? Is their palette sophisticated enough for them to make good decisions? Can we racialize it and add a shot of misogyny too? Obviously this drink demands a justification.

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  2. Using powerful warming spices like cinnamon and cloves and allspice plus a metric ton of refined sugar is an effective way to obscure the burnt flavor of over-roasted low quality coffee. Throw in some sweetened whipped cream and caramel drizzle and the average pre diabetic American is helpless to refuse it.

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  3. Beats the shit out of me. I don’t care for nutmeg and cinnamon in combo nor do I understand why people lose their shit for shitty nutmeg-cinnamon smelling anything.
    It’s like white people nip.

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  4. Eh? I don’t know. Not a big fan. I tried one once just because of the hoopla. It was okay. I didn’t run outside and try to lick the taste out of my mouth using the desert sands. Nor was I overcome with an impossibly delicious treat that I felt was worth more than the $ spent. I could survive with that being the last pumpkin spice latte I ever have, or maybe have once a year at most.
    I’m a Liquid Cocaine Secret Menu fan:

    I deliberately limit myself to one or two a year. I drink them forever.
    However, since I am not a big fan… perhaps these people can explain Pumpkin Spice Lattes:

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  5. During chilly days, nothing is more comforting than a warm cup of a cinnamon and nutmeg flavoured drink. Not only is the taste very satisfying for many individuals, but a very significant sentimental value is attached to this drink as it reminds many people of Fall and their comfort youtubers/social media bloggers consuming it and the aesthetic value it has. Thus, i believe people really like these lattes for more reasons than one.

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  6. I just got requested to answer a very similar question, and while the question is just different enough I decidednot to merge them, the answer I gave there will also work here.
    Lots of people love pumpkin spice lattes. It’s a traditional blend of spices that have been popular for ages.
    It’s like taking pumpkin pie and mixing it with your coffee. Yum!
    Actually, I don’t like the PSL. I just don’t love the pumpkin and espresso flavor combination. Give me a pumpkin spice chai instead. Now, that’s a drink I can get excited about!
    But, the pumpkin spice flavor is one that can evoke happy memories in plenty of people. Not only does it taste good, but those spices are often used in desserts at Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you have happy holiday memories, chances are those spices will evoke those happy memories and make you… well, happy.
    So, that’s why some people love a PSL. But, did you know, even though the PSL is culturally associated with Basic White Girls, it’s actually a lot more popular with men? Yes, we do get girls who are extraordinarily exuberant about the return of pumpkin spice, but the men come through quietly ordering their PSLs and nobody knows just how many men are getting them except the barista.
    Al Jordan’s answer to Why do girls love pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks?

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  7. No clue. Not my thing at all. I mean, I love pumpkin pie, have a pie in the fridge just about constantly when it’s in season.
    But in coffee? Eh…. OK, I’ll take the coffee with the pie but…
    If you want an oblique theory on this, driven by non-taste powered considerations… Pumpkin pie smell stimulates arousal in men; scent is sexy aphrodisiac, says study
    Next time you see a woman ordering a pumpkin spice latte, consider that. Or, that she just likes pumpkin.

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  8. Why do people like Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes?
    Best I can figure, it’s one of the symptoms of linguis lethargus , a disorder involving the nerves of the tongue, causing the taste buds to simply not care what type of flavor is stimulating them. These are probably the same people who like McDonald’s green Du Pont-flavored Shamrock Shakes.
    But that’s not nearly as bad as mentis lethargus , which seems to have reached pandemic status.

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  9. They’re sweet (there are many out there that like any sweetened coffee beverage) and many enjoy the spices that are used in them. I would not call myself the world’s biggest fan of pumpkin spice lattes but I usually will have one to kickstart the season (right now is too early for that though) and tend not to order any more after that. I generally prefer the Christmas season lattes.

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