Falling Over Starbucks Fall Menu Items

Leah Freeman, Reporter

Did you know that in a total of forty countries there are more than 20,500 Starbucks stores? Starbucks is known to be the largest coffee retailer in the world, and the brand is so well known that they don’t even have to put the name “Starbucks” on their cups.

When Starbucks was founded in 1971, founders Gordon Bowker, Jerry Baldwin, and Zev Siegel brainstormed new ways to keep Starbucks trending across the nation. A little over a decade ago, the idea of making a Starbucks fall menu was born.

The fall menu has changed a little each year ever since it was created in 2003. The menu normally comes out after the start of the school year, and that was the case this year as well. 

This year, the fall menu came out Aug. 27, which is super early. August is considered a “summer-month,” but since Starbucks loves fall (and the money that comes with the exciting menu), they extended the shortest season of the year by nearly a month by getting the menu out early. Some might say that’s unbe-leaf-able. 

Even though the menu changes to keep customers interested, Starbucks has some menu items that are here to stay and that includes:

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Contains: espresso, steamed milk, real pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove that’s topped with whipped cream and pumpkin spices

Available: hot, iced, and as a frappuccino

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Contains: espresso, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves

Description: The Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is described as a normal Starbucks Cold Brew sweetened with vanilla syrup, and topped with pumpkin cream foam, with a couple of pinches of pumpkin spices. 

Available: iced, as a hot steamer 

Caramel Apple Spice 

Contains: apple juice, cinnamon, whipped cream, caramel sauce

Description: It is described as steamed apple juice sweetened with cinnamon syrup, topped with whipped cream, and caramel sauce drizzle. 

Available: hot 

Salted Caramel Mocha 

Contains: mocha sauce, brewed espresso, toffee nut syrup, whipped cream, salt, and caramel sauce

Description: The Salted Caramel Mocha is described as a normal mocha which includes additional mocha sauce, toffee nut syrup that’s combined with coffee, steamed milk, blended with turbinado sugar and sea salt; that’s topped with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle.

Available: hot 

Pumpkin Scone

Contains: pumpkin, eggs, sugar, enriched flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves

Description: The Pumpkin Scone is described as a spiced pumpkin scone topped with sweet vanilla icing, and a delicious pumpkin spice drizzle.

Available: at your nearby Starbucks

Pumpkin Spice Madeleine

Contains: sugar, butter, milk, enriched flour, eggs, and ginger

Description: The Pumpkin Spice Madeleine is described similar to a normal Madeleine cake but is flavored with pumpkin, cinnamon, with a pinch of ginger. 

Available: at your nearby Starbucks

The Cat Cake-Pop

Contains: sugar, enriched flour, egg whites, powdered sugar, and soybean oil

Description: The Cat Cake-Pop is described as moist vanilla cake dipped in creamy white chocolate icing

Available: at your nearby Starbucks 

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin

Contains: cream cheese, evaporated skim milk, salt, sugar, pumpkin, eggs, and soybeans

Description: The Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin is described as an extremely moist pumpkin pie flavored muffin that’s topped with pepitas. If you’re looking for a treat that’s sweet and salty then this is for you. 

Available: at your nearby Starbucks